All adults have been teenagers, therefore they have walked in teenage shoes. And if adults have raised teenagers, they know how teenagers act. Therefore, to all teens let me say this; “listen to those who have been where you are now.” If your parents are wise, caring role models, you need to listen to them. Many teens are going though the phrase where they think they know everything, and their parents are embarrassing to them. Well I got news—the old heads thought the same way when they were young, and many of them suffered because of it. So they are trying to spare you the sorrow (Galatians 6:7; Luke 15:17-19; Proverbs 22:3).
Listen to the voices that tell you to reject peer pressure, sex, drinking, drugs, not going to school, misbehaving in school, neighborhood gangs, flash mobs. etc. If others are jumping on the band wagon to do evil, you stand up for what is right. Respect your elders and develop interest in God by starting to go to church (John 4:24). Think about what I’m saying because it is right (Prov. 1:2-4, 4:1-27, 10:1, 17:25, 19:20, 20:1).
Hope to hear from you or see you at the services.