August 17th, 2012 | By admin
I heard about a teenage girl recently who was asked by one of her peers, “What do you do for fun? Your don’t smoke. You don’t drink. You don’t dance. You won’t usually go to the movies we watch. You don’t read the same magazines we read and you won’t even go to most of the concerts we like. You don’t sleep with your boyfriend. What gives? Is there anything you do for fun?”
After thinking about the question, the girl got a pencil and paper and listed the things that were fun in a meaningful way for her.
—For fun-I wake up in the mornings without a headache.
—For fun-I look in the mirror and feel good about myself.
—For fun-I go down to the breakfast table, look my mom and Dad straight in the eyes and I smile at them. I’m not afraid they may be onto something I wish they didn’t know.
—For fun-I say “hello” to every boy I know at school. We can laugh and talk and I can look in their eyes, too. There’s not a single boy who knows me in an intimate way that might make me embarrassed or ashamed.
—For fun-I don’t worry about pregnancy…how I will tell my parents or my boyfriend, how I will finish
school with a baby, or how I will raise a child without a father.
—For fun-I don’t worry about the doctor visits. I’m not afraid he might find that I’m HIV positive. I don’t worry about STDs.
—For fun-I talk to God every night when I go to bed. I confess my sins and I know that He forgives me. I ask Him to bless my life and help me make the right choices. I ask Him to one day show me the man who will help me be blissfully happy now and after I die. The best part is that I know He will, because I’m living my life in His light.
—For fun-I think a lot about heaven.
Taken from the book Your Mama Don’t Dance, by Glenn and Cindy Colley