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MUCH MUCHIER (For TEENS)

“You used to be much more…  muchier.  You’ve lost your muchness”

Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.

 

There is more to life than being the “cool” kid that has a lot of friends.  When you think about it, your teen years are just a drop in the bucket compared to the rest of your life.  I mean, REALLY…  What are 8 years compared to 80 years in the grand scheme of life???  Do you really want to make decisions in your teen years that you will have to live with for the rest of your days?

 

What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? – Matthew 16:26

 

How about putting it this way… What good will it be to be popular, have all the latest name brands, and be able to do or get whatever you want, while you GIVE AWAY your soul?  Exactly what is worth EXCHANGING your soul for???

 

Are the warm fuzzies you feel when people like you or laugh at your jokes or invite you to parties really worth giving up who GOD MADE YOU TO BE?  Here’s a tip… just be you!  The REAL you!

 

At the top of this page is a quote the Mad Hatter said to Alice because it’s my favorite quotes from the movie.  I didn’t really enjoy that movie (I like the original cartoon better), but that quote is SO COOL!  It makes me think of the song by Switchfoot, “Meant to Live”.  Part of the chorus says, “We were meant to live for so much more, Have we lost ourselves?”

 

Just like the Mad Hatter and Alice, I think of some of you guys (various teens in my church) and think, “What happened to you?  Why did you change?  Where did THE REAL YOU go?”

 

The first Alice (cartoon version) had an insatiable curiosity, a strong will, and was never afraid to ask questions.  The second Alice (Burton’s version) wasn’t the same.  She had let people control her and turn into a fearful, timid, crowd pleaser.

 

Don’t ever lose your “MUCHNESS”!  You can have an insatiable hunger after the things of GOD!  You can be fearless, outgoing, and go AGAINST the crowd!  It’s really not that scary… try it!

 

Wouldn’t you rather be UNIQUE & DIFFERENT, instead of the same old recycled teenager???

 

Think about it… God has a plan for you and there is ALWAYS some way that your life can count for something… It can STAND OUT and make a difference.

 

I just read a blog on a website this morning, called “Jelly Bean”, that was written by a normal 16 yr. old and has almost 5000 followers.  She is sharing her life like an open book and is helping people (probably without even knowing it).  Her unique thoughts and feelings are striking a chord with people everywhere!

 

I say this to let you know that  YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE TOO!!!  You have a voice, use it!  🙂

 

 

 

 

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