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Thirteen…going on thirty (1)

Thirteen…going on thirty (1)

Do you sometimes wonder if you are ever going to reach maturity?

Welcome to the toughest phase of thirteen going on thirty!

As a teenager, you can go from optimism to pessimism, excitement to boredom, self-confidence to self-doubt, happiness to despair, sociability to reclusiveness, tranquility to volatility, cooperation to opposition—in a head-spinning second!

And when people ask you, ‘What’s wrong?’ you say, ‘Nothing,’ or, ‘I don’t know.’ Relatable? Bombarded by changing biochemistry, you are navigating between the worlds of childhood and adulthood.

Adolescence can feel freakish, embarrassing, and perplexing. Children know the roles and rules of their world; adults know theirs. Children are expected to act like children, and adults like adults.

But as a teenager, you have the traits of both worlds, yet belong to neither.

‘Will I ever grow up?’ you ask.

Of course you will! Listen to this, ‘When I was a child, I spoke… understood…thought as a child, like you do. But when I became a man [or woman], I outgrew the confusion, and you will too.’ Believe it or not, you will; just wait it out.

 

Verse of the Day

‘When I was a child…When I became a man…’ 1 Corinthians 13:11 NIV

Joy Ferdiz

January 21st, 2014

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