Dear Church: This is What I Ask


As a young person, I get looked down upon. I get seen as someone who can’t make a big difference. I get lumped together with the stereotype of being a trouble making, disrespectful, teenager.

But, in some people’s eyes, I’m looked up to as someone who can live a life of purity, honor, and faith.

There are many different kinds of people in the church. Some look down on me and some look up to me, but what I ask of you is simple.

When you look at me, please look at me and see a child of God.

Encourage me. Point me to scripture in love. Give me a chance to serve others.

Those may seem like minor tasks, but they make the biggest difference.

Young people are searching; searching for someone who will look and see someone who is worth putting time, love, and prayer into.

Because, in reality, we’re not looking for some big church with everything we can imagine. We’re looking for a place with genuine people who care and are willing to fight beside us in this battle of faith.

So, church, all we ask is that you look at us young people and say, “He/She is a child of God. Let’s show him/her that we’re in this together.”

Let’s grow in faith as a body of believers and point one another to the One who gave us this oppurtunity; Jesus Christ.

With love,
A Young Person Ready to Fight

This idea was given to me by Samuel Byers from He has an awesome blog and uses stories to teach others about Christ.

I encourage you to check out his blog!

Hey Girls! It’s such a blessing that we can encourage you in your walk with Christ, however, we are not licensed counselors and cannot offer professional advice. If you are seeking help and counsel, we strongly encourage you to talk to a trusted adult such as your parents, a godly woman, or a pastor. They can better guide you, as they are able to know the details of your situation.¬†