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The Lie I Believed About Being a Rebel


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Rebellion. Made me feel powerful as a teen. It also made me a liar.

I would say I was doing one thing. Then I would go do another. Some of it illegal.

The truth is I believed I was gaining power by being a rule breaker. In reality, I led myself astray. Into behavior patterns that were destructive and allowed me to fit in as I lost myself. It led me to a breaking point where I didn’t like who I was anymore. I cried out to God to make me a better person.

The hard truth was that in order to find myself. To become whole. I needed to be obedient... to follow Jesus. To surrender myself so the Holy Spirit could fill me.

As my life fell in line with the Father’s will, my power came through my relationship with Him. And I could rest trusting that my creator loved me. And I loved Him back.

Now I rebel against the world, to share the power of a life in Christ!



Heavenly Father. Forgive me when I rebel against you. I know it is wrong to lie. To find joy in breaking rules and doing the wrong things. I don't know how to stop. I want to be with you. Fill me with your light. Your Holy Spirit. Push out this rebel spirit and fill me with your spirit. In Jesus' Name, Amen.


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