I grew up in a family of 15. Twelve siblings and my mom and dad. I saw my older brothers and sister go through adolescence and I was determined not to handle it like they did. I passed with flying colors . . . but, no need to check that with my parents!
Anyway, my whole life I’ve been friends with some older people, and you’d be surprised how often I hear how influential they think I will be. Some of them congratulate me on my faith and passion and others, the impact I will have when I’m older. I never accepted that as my purpose.
When I was about 14, I set up my website and started studying. I wanted to do everything I could to reach people with Christ. I’d get people’s addresses and send them a letter, preaching the Gospel. I’d hand out tracts and do whatever online witnessing I could. I did all this within the last three years of my life.
Teenagers are highly underestimated. Children are highly underestimated. We are in the stages of our lives where we can be of the most influence to other teens and adults. We are also in the stage of our life when we are most influenced and, guess what? The devil knows it! What are you, today going to do about it?