Hi y’all! I need some advice on transitioning to a new season in my life! Two years ago (my junior year of high school), I began going to a youth group and quickly began getting serious in my relationship with Christ, and soon accepted Him (June 28, 2013!). So, for about a year & a half, I was in youth group and I loved it and I had a spread of friends, freshmen-seniors. Well, then I graduated and went to college and now I’m part of the college/young adult group. And while I love it, I feel a bit conflicted. See, my final year, some of those college/young adults were our youth leaders, and we were expected to look to them as leaders. And now I’m on the “same level” as them, and it feels weird from transitioning to viewing them as leaders to now the people I’m suppose to develop friendships with. I’ve started to pray about it and talked to a close friend about it, but I’m still conflicted and I guess find it weird in this new season of life! Any advice you guys had to find a peace in this would help a ton! Love ya!
|November 27, 2014 at 05:32|
Still hold respect for them, but don’t view yourself as inferior. Does that make sense? Sometimes I think older Christians, even if only a few years older, are more mature and I sort of put them on a pedestal. But they aren’t always perfect, and you aren’t always perfect. They’re your brothers and sisters in Christ, and our Father doesn’t play favorites. While you still respect them and learn from them, don’t be afraid to speak up and be a part of the conversation yourself.
|December 1, 2014 at 15:56|
As funny as this sounds, what I’ve learned is that adults are usually as scared of you as you are of them. Adults actually go through the same shyness about new people and insecurities we do. So just go up to someone and start a conversation. They’ll probably really appreciate it. 🙂 As nerve-wracking as it is to start a conversation with one of the adults, it actually usually goes quite well. 🙂
|December 1, 2014 at 20:35|
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