She’s cool. She wears thick makeup, tight shorts, and walks around with her nose in the air. Usually she has a group of girls around her just to make her look good. We all know who she is. But do we know what’s really going on inside her head?
She might seem different, like she’s somehow figured out how to beat the system. She lives life on the edge. Her boyfriend is constantly on her arm. She goes to all the parties. She’s rebelling against the culture and doing things her own way, right?
She’s just going along with the ideas that are pushed on her. Every day she accepts what other people tell her without a second thought. She believes other people’s opinions on what she should look like, what her worth is, and what things she should participate in. After acting on other people’s ideas, she’s only more lost and broken than before.
Everyone around us has an opinion about how we should live. This is especially true for those of us who are in divorce situations. There’s a stereotype that says that we should act one of two ways – either rebelling against our parents because of our situation, or deciding to be gloomy and detached.
But there’s a third option. We can follow God’s advice for our lives instead. He has given us a whole book about Himself and his relationship with us! Following his directions brings joy and life instead of brokenness and hurt. Have you taken the time to read his book and learn what those ideas are?
Here’s a song that talks about what real rebellion is — rebellion against the world’s opinions: