Dilemma of a Teenager (Y U NO UNDERSTAND?!)
Like all growing teenagers, we love to discover new things. We met new people, new things to try, and of course, it’s the start of developing a new “love interests”. Thanks to this new era, most especially to Facebook, teenagers of this generation are about to discover more new things.
And yet, as we “discover”, some effects are very obvious. Like they started to make a lot of excuses, on some going home “early” – as in EARLY IN THE MORNING. And others. (You know what all those)
But, the first who will notice our change is none other than our parents. As we continue to live in the effects of our “exploration”, the “sermon” portion is about to begin. But instead of listening in their corrections, we intend to resist it and rationalize ourselves to them. And the most common line that we use is: “Hindi niyo kasi ako naiintindihan eh!”
Is it really that they don’t understand us? And why I intend to make “sermon” at you, I’m still a teenager? (19, was that qualified?)
First, our parents somehow experienced the same thing when they are still teenagers, so they know what it really feels. So, as they grow and have us, they are teaching us about do’s and don’ts of life.
A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, but a mocker does not respond to rebukes.
– Proverbs 13:1
Second, we must know what is our KEY RELATIONSHIPS. At this point in our life, our key relationship is our parents. Yes at some points, they don’t understand us, but still, we must honor them. And how to honor? By means of heeding in their corrections. Because such corrections will help us as we move on in our life. Just read Luke 2:41-52, Jesus, who was 12 years old at that time, has shown us the importance of key relationship.
And why I intend to make some “sermons”? Because I’ve experienced the same thing, and God taught me what is really right and the right thing is I must honor my parents and they are my key relationship at this time.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”
– Ephesians 6:1-3