UncommonTEEN: The Podcast for Christian Teen Girls

Jamie Kirschner

Being a Christian Teen Girl today can be tough. Join UncommonTEEN founder and author of the Dare to Be Devotional, Jamie Kirschner each week as she helps teen girls like you discover your true identity in Christ, overcome insecurities and step into your God-given purpose. We'll be talking about things like how to develop great friendships, how to deal with girl drama, and so much more. read less

46. Is it Okay to Date a Guy Who's Not a Christian?
5d ago
46. Is it Okay to Date a Guy Who's Not a Christian?
This week's episode, I am going to answer a question that I have had from so many of you amazing ladies recently: Is it okay to date a guy who's not a Christian...even if he's a really great guy?"Okay, so just a disclaimer before we jump into this episode, this is not an episode where I tell you not to date…it’s not an episode where I tell you at what age I think you should date. That’s between you, your parents and God. However, if you ask my opinion on when you should date, what I would tell you is, wait until you’re ready to get married. And just so you don’t think I’m pointing my finger at you…I was there myself! With all of my boyfriends I had, if I am honest with myself, I sought them out. They liked me…this had to be it, right? Wrong. I hear this from so many teen girls…they see a guy that they like and it almost feels as if God is dropping him into their life. He might be, but more times than not, most of those guys, the enemy is using to pull you away from God.  That is what happened with every relationship I had. So, a couple things I want to talk to you about from my personal experiences. The first one is this…2 Corinthians 6:14 tells us to not be yoked together (or in a close relationship) with unbelievers. This isn’t just talking about dating, but also about friendships. Then the verse goes on to say, “For what does righteousness (that is you when you have a relationship with God), and wickedness (not necessarily talking about the guy being a bad guy, he’s just not God’s guy…meaning he’s not a Christian)…what do they have in common? Or what fellowship can light (God calls you the light of the world) have with darkness (people who don’t know God).  There are several reasons God had Paul write this in the Bible, because there’s so much truth to it. There’s a guy that you really like…he seems great…and are probably great…however, when you get into a relationship with someone who doesn’t believe in Jesus, you aren’t playing on the same playing field. You’re playing two different games with two different sets of rules on the same field. It’s like you’re playing football and baseball at the same time on the same field. Someone is going to get hurt.2 Corinthians talks about not being unequally yoked. Now when I say that word, yoke, it’s not talking about an egg yolk. Gotquestions.org explains it this way: A yoke is a wooden bar that joins two oxen to each other. An unequally yoked team has one stronger ox and one weaker ox…or one taller and one shorter. The weaker or the shorter ox would walk more slowly than the taller, stronger one, causing the load to go around in circles. When oxen are unequally yoked, they cannot perform the task set before them. Instead of working together, they are at odds with one another…and work against each other.  When that happens in a relationship, it can cause you to begin to compromise your morals and your values in order to keep them happy. It can cause them to be miserable, because you are always talking about God. They can’t understand why that would be a big issue for you. To learn more, check out this week's episode of the UncommonTEEN Podcast.Connect with Us!Website: UncommonTEEN.comInstagram: @uncommon.teenUncommonTEEN App: UncommonTEENapp.comJoin us LIVE on Instagram on Friday evenings at 9pm Central for a Live Q&A with Coach Jamie!
45. How to Make Friends When You're Shy...and Even When You're Not!
Nov 28 2022
45. How to Make Friends When You're Shy...and Even When You're Not!
How do you make friends when you’re shy? One of you wonderful ladies asked me this question a couple weeks ago and then not too long after that, I had several more of you ask similar questions.  As someone who grew up extremely shy and still have my moments even to this day…put me in a room with a big crowd and it’s not always the prettiest thing to watch…haha! But as someone who grew up extremely shy, I struggled with making friends even through my adult years.  I remember a couple years ago, I was talking to this lady who was extremely outgoing and it seemed like she could make friends anywhere she went. I remember asking her the question, “How do you make friends? It just seems so hard, but you make it look easy.” I wish I could say that she gave me amazing advice and it absolutely changed my life…honestly, I don’t even remember what her advice was, but that conversation did change my life. I remember at the moment I asked her that question, something in my brain clicked and I knew that the only way that I was going to be able to make new friends was to get out there any make new friends! I had to step out of my comfort zone, so that I could step into my purpose! Now, you may be asking, “Well, what about me? I’m not shy. I’m actually extremely outgoing, but it’s still not easy for me to make friends. Will this work for me as well?” Yes, it will! The tips I’m going to share with you in this podcast episode will help anyone and everyone if you take action and do them! Today’s episode is going to be a little bit different, but I am going to give you 10 tips on how you can start making friends today!Pray about it.Love and accept who God made you to be.Smile and be friendlyLaughHelp others and Anticipate needsStep out of your comfort zoneAsk questionsRelate with themEncourage themTalk to those sitting off by themselves.Connect with Us!Website: UncommonTEEN.comInstagram: @uncommon.teenUncommonTEEN App: UncommonTEENapp.comJoin us LIVE on Instagram on Friday evenings at 9pm Central for a Live Q&A with Coach Jamie!
44. Thanksgiving Challenge
Nov 21 2022
44. Thanksgiving Challenge
If you are in the United States, you know that this week is Thanksgiving week. As with any holiday, this can be a time of joy, it can be a time of sadness if you’re navigating it this year without a loved one, or if you were like my family growing up, it can be a time of chaos. With us, any time we get extended family together, you just never know what to expect. However, whether you are in the United States celebrating thanksgiving or even if you’re not, I want to encourage you this week to take time to do two things…one, take time to breathe. So many times we are running nonstop that we forget to take time to breathe…to pull back and just be with God. Turn on some praise music and just worship. Our God is so good. The second thing I want to encourage you to do this week is to find things you can be thankful for. I was talking to a couple of my friends not too long ago about why people get discouraged or why they even turn their backs on God and this is one of the biggest things we discovered, that they forgot to be thankful.  In a culture that seems to be bent so much on being negative…like you won’t fit in unless your sarcastic or negative…sometimes it’s hard to choose to be thankful.  Think about it, if I asked you to name 10 things that annoy you. How easy would it be for you to come up with them? Most of you could probably come up with all 10 in less than 60 seconds…some of you maybe even less that 30 seconds.  Now, if I asked you to name 10 things that you are thankful for, how easy would it be to come up with them. For many of you, you may come up with about 3 things in 60 seconds.  Why is that….it’s because we have gotten so used to hearing people complain…and maybe we’ve gotten used to complaining ourselves.  I read about a research study that was done recently that said that when we choose to focus on complaining, we actually rewire our brains to continue to thing negatively. It also said that people who complain are more frustrated, more anxious, more depressed and deal with more anger issues than those who don’t complain. Ouch!That’s why it can be a habit that is super hard to break! But it’s not impossible! The same is true for the opposite, choosing to be thankful. When we intentionally choose to be thankful, even for the small things…especially for the small things…we then rewire our brain to think more positively. Then guess what…the frustration, the anxiety, the depression, the anger doesn’t want to stick around anymore because we aren’t feeding it what it wants. It’s not happy people who are thankful, but thankful people who are happy.Connect with Us!Website: UncommonTEEN.comInstagram: @uncommon.teenUncommonTEEN App: UncommonTEENapp.comJoin us LIVE on Instagram on Friday evenings at 9pm Central for a Live Q&A with Coach Jamie!
41. I Don't Have to Be Overwhelmed?
Oct 31 2022
41. I Don't Have to Be Overwhelmed?
Do you ever feel like your world is spinning so fast and you just aren’t quite sure how to get off this roller coaster called life? It’s like…how did I even get here in the first place. The teen years can be full of school, homework, jobs, sports, afterschool activities, church, family, friends…it’s honestly not surprising that we sometimes…or all the time…feel overwhelmed, stressed out, anxious…and yes, a lack of motivation. Too much can lead us to a not so fun place called overwhelm where we don’t even want to get out of bed anymore. You just want to throw the blankets over your head and go back to sleep for days. We lack motivation to do even the simplest of tasks. I remember hitting a time like this in my life. My life was spinning so fast that it seemed like every time I turned a corner something big was changing in my life. I finally hit a point where I didn’t even know what side was up. I remember singing Big Daddy Weave’s song, “Overwhelmed” all the time. Now, when Big Daddy Weave wrote that song, he was talking about how he was overwhelmed by how amazing our God is…for me…I would change the lyrics and sing it about my life. One lyric in the song says, “I’m overwhelmed. I’m overwhelmed by you.” Yep…that was me. I had hit major overwhelm and praise God, he helped me to overcome and step into real freedom. Do I still have a lot going on in my life…yes. However, I am no longer overwhelmed like I was before. Now, do I fight off the feeling of overwhelm from time to time, yes. I would be lying if I said I didn’t. But now, I find that if I am fighting overwhelm, I know that it no longer has power over my life.  There will be times in your life when there will be a lot going on. That may be your life right now. So, with all that’s going on, how do we keep from hitting that place called overwhelm? And let me say this, too, maybe your schedule isn’t super busy, but there are some big things that maybe you and or your family are walking through and it’s causing you to be in a place of overwhelm, these things can help you as well. Psalm 61:1-4 talks about a time where King David hit that place of overwhelm...maybe you’ve been in a similar place. He’s crying out to God and saying, “Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer; from the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint…or overwhelmed.” Then he says, “Lead me to the rock that is higher than I, for you have been my refuge (or my hiding place), a strong tower against my enemy." One thing David understands is that when he’s feeling overwhelmed, all he has to do is get with God and he knows that God will guide him out of that place. I love verse 2 where it says, “Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” Have you ever been to the mountains and you were standing at the bottom of a cliff. You look up and all you see is this massive mountain that’s in front of you. There is no telling what’s on the other side of that mountain. When we turn to God in that place of overwhelm, it’s like God picks us up and places us on the peak of that mountain…I hope you aren’t afraid of heights…and now we can see with a much clearer perspective what is on the other side. That’s what God wants to do for you. So practically speaking, what does that look like when it seems like our world is spinning so fast. How do we step out of that place of overwhelm. Check out this week's episode of the UncommonTEEN Podcast!Connect with Us!Website: UncommonTEEN.comInstagram: @uncommon.teenUncommonTEEN App: UncommonTEENapp.comJoin us LIVE on Instagram on Friday evenings at 9pm Central for a Live Q&A with Coach Jamie!
40. There is Hope
Oct 24 2022
40. There is Hope
God is an expert at making a way even when there seems to be no way.Almost half of teens today say that they struggle with feelings of hopelessness.  Isaiah 43:16-19-Thus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea and a path through the mighty waters, who brings forth the chariot and the horse, the army and the power (they shall lie down together, they shall not rise; they are extinguished, they are quenched like a wick): do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Do not remember the former things…what are the former things?The former things are the past mistakes that we bring up.All of the times that we thought we failed and has held us back.Those thoughts that you are nothing.Those thoughts that you will never be anything.Those thoughts that nothing will ever get better.Those thoughts that you will always struggle. Get rid of those thoughts…do not remember them any longer! Nor consider the things of old! It is time to change our thoughts. It’s time to renew our mind to what God says instead of giving up or giving in because of what we’re currently walking through.It's time to get your hopes up!But how do we get to that place of where we are no longer hopeless? Check out this week's episode to learn more!Connect with Us!Website: UncommonTEEN.comInstagram: @uncommon.teenUncommonTEEN App: UncommonTEENapp.comJoin us LIVE on Instagram on Friday evenings at 9pm Central for a Live Q&A with Coach Jamie!
39. No Fear Here!
Oct 16 2022
39. No Fear Here!
I used to be so addicted to fear…yep…I said it. I was addicted to fear. I was addicted to horror movies…I couldn’t wait until the next one came out. I went to haunted houses. Now looking back, it’s crazy to me just how addicting fear really is.  It wasn’t until a couple years after I became a Christian that I had a conversation with another Christian about how I was going to watch the next horror movie that had come out and he looked at me…not in a judgmental way, but in a way that was just matter of fact. He said, “I don’t watch horror movies.” After I picked up my jaw off the floor because I was so surprised…ha-ha…I asked him why and I remember his response so clearly even to this day. He said, “I don’t understand why people intentionally invite fear into their lives when God tells not to fear.” That night changed my life! 2 Timothy 1:7 says that “God has not given you a spirit of fear, but of power, of love and of a sound mind.”  1 John 4:18 then goes onto tell us that there is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out all fear, because fear involves torment. Whoever fears has not been perfected in love.What is love? 1 John 4:8 tells us that God is love. There is no fear in God, but God's perfect love casts out all fear!  Fear is a liar! But fear is also very real. You may have heard of the acronym for fear that says, “False evidence appearing real.” That’s exactly what fear is. Fear is a tactic the enemy uses that is meant to paralyze us so that we are not effective in making a difference for Jesus.Three of the biggest fears we face:The fear of failure-The fear of missing outThe fear of rejectionCheck out this week's UncommonTEEN Podcast episode to learn how you can overcome fear for good!Connect with Us!Website: UncommonTEEN.comInstagram: @uncommon.teenUncommonTEEN App: UncommonTEENapp.comJoin us LIVE on Instagram on Friday evenings at 9pm Central for a Live Q&A with Coach Jamie!
38. God loves the Unlovely
Oct 10 2022
38. God loves the Unlovely
Growing up, I saw myself as a reject.  That word reject means to throw away, as anything useless or disgusting. Something that is despised. To cast away or abandon.  My dad was very physically, mentally and verbally abusive toward me and my mom would leave for weeks at a time, leaving us to think that maybe this time she wasn’t coming back. It left me in a place where I felt unloved, unaccepted and rejected.  Each one of us are born with a God-shaped hole in our hearts. We can try to fill it with all kinds of different things, but the only thing that actually fills that hole is God. For me, try to fill it with…friends, school, music, boyfriends, but no matter what I tried, nothing could satisfy my heart until I met Jesus.  You may have heard me talk about this statistic before, but it is projected that only 4% of Gen Z is Bible believing Christians. Those who are between the ages of 10 and 25. So, if you think of the statistic, it looks like this…out of every 100 Gen Z’rs you see walking around in your city or your school, only 4 of them are projected to be Bible believing Christians. The average number of students in a public school in America is 500 students. If your school had 500 students, that means that only 20 of them are projected to be Bible believing Christians. That’s not a lot. According to another research that was recently done, that says 79% of Gen Zers reported feeling lonely. Ladies, this generation needs the hope that you have on the inside of you. Just because we see that statistic of 4% of your generation being Bible believing Christians, doesn’t mean that it has to stay that way! People need and want to know Jesus! Back in Jesus’ time Zacchaeus was considered to be the biggest reject of them all. Nobody liked him, because he was wicked to the core.But even as a reject…there was something on the inside of him that was empty…that wanted more.  Zacchaeus was drawn to Jesus, because there was something different about Him. Jesus went out of His way to see Zacchaeus, the one person nobody wanted to see. Jesus went out of His way to let Zacchaeus know that God even loves Him…the one that everyone else rejected.  To learn more about how God wants to use you to to shine a light in this world!Connect with Us!Website: UncommonTEEN.comInstagram: @uncommon.teenUncommonTEEN App: UncommonTEENapp.comJoin us LIVE on Instagram on Friday evenings at 9pm Central for a Live Q&A with Coach Jamie!
35. You are Beautiful
Sep 19 2022
35. You are Beautiful
What is beauty? What makes it so enticing? I mean, some people will do anything just to discover beauty: from surgeries, to endless video tutorials online, to spending money they don’t have shopping for clothes that they think will make them beautiful.Is beauty defined by the culture or those around us?Is beauty only skin deep, or does it go much deeper than that? If we are looking to outward appearances only, culture and media are usually the ones who decide what beauty is. Look around you…what do you see on tv shows? Movies? In magazines? What are the newest fashion trends? Without even saying it, they determine the way we view beauty. Why do we fall for it? Some of us want to express our artistic nature. Some of us want to stand out in a crowd and become the most beautiful person around. Some of us want to just fit in…we don’t want to stand out in a crowd. We want to feel like we belong, so we use fashion to cover up the fear of being an outcast.In the day of technology, when we post pics on Instagram, we use filters and airbrushing to make ourselves look better. If you ever see a model in a magazine, you will see someone who looks so flawless, but that’s not reality. But what does God say about our beauty? Who does He say we are?Check out this week's episode to learn more!Connect with Us!Website: www.UncommonTEEN.comInstagram: @uncommon.teenApp: UncommonTEENapp.com***JOIN US ON INSTAGRAM!!***MONDAY-FRIDAY MORNINGS @8am Central for our daily Bible Study.FRIDAY NIGHTS @9pm Central for our next live Q&A with Coach JamieConnect with Us!Website: UncommonTEEN.comInstagram: @uncommon.teenUncommonTEEN App: UncommonTEENapp.comJoin us LIVE on Instagram on Friday evenings at 9pm Central for a Live Q&A with Coach Jamie!
34. I Forgive You
Sep 12 2022
34. I Forgive You
I forgive you…these can be some of the hardest words to say to someone, yet these three simple words are also some of the most powerful words that we could say…they have the ability to bring so much freedom into your life.  What is forgiveness…many times when we think of the word forgiveness, we associate it with our emotions and our feelings…how we feel about someone and what they did to us, but did you know that forgiveness has nothing to do with our feelings or our emotions? Forgiveness is a choice. It is extending grace to someone even when they don’t deserve it…and many times, they don’t deserve it. Grace is not getting what we deserve, but getting what Jesus deserves.  When we extend grace to someone, we are basically saying…what you did was wrong, but because Jesus has forgiven me, I will forgive you even though you don’t deserve it.  And this might help you…you don’t have to even like the person who you are forgiving. Just because you forgive someone, doesn’t mean that you have to enter back into a friendship or a relationship with that person. Unforgiveness doesn’t hurt the person that hurt you…it only hurts you. So, how do we forgive? What does that look like? Before we get into that, let’s see what Jesus says about forgiveness. Check out this week's episode of the UncommonTEEN Podcast to learn more about what it looks like to forgive.Connect With Me!Website: www.UncommonTEEN.comInstagram: @uncommon.teenApp: UncommonTEENapp.comJoin me this Friday Night for our Instagram Live Q&A at 9pm CST!Connect with Us!Website: UncommonTEEN.comInstagram: @uncommon.teenUncommonTEEN App: UncommonTEENapp.comJoin us LIVE on Instagram on Friday evenings at 9pm Central for a Live Q&A with Coach Jamie!
33. Breaking Free from Perfectionism
Sep 5 2022
33. Breaking Free from Perfectionism
These week on the UncommonTEEN Podcast, we are talking about Breaking Free from Perfection. Many of us have the tendency to be perfectionistic. I know it's something that I struggled with my whole life and I talk to so many teen girls who struggle with it as well. Perfectionism can feel like it's suffocating us. It wears away your peace and robs you of joy. Perfectionism also keeps you from being the best version of you. When we focus so much on ourselves and the need to be perfect, we push God away and basically are saying that we don’t need Him, because we have this on our own.Perfection leads to anxiety and frustration, but God wants you free.Perfection leads you to feeling like you aren’t valuable or that you don’t measure up when you mess us. God tells us that we are valuable, not based on what we have or haven’t done, but based on what Jesus has done for us.Perfectionism is rooted in fear.Fear of rejectionFear of acceptanceFear of getting something wrongFear of someone seeing the real youCheck out this week's podcast episode to learn how you can break free from perfection!Connect with UsWebsite: www.UncommonTEEN.comInstagram: @uncommon.teenApp: UncommonTEENapp.com**GOOD NEWS THIS WEEK**Join me Friday evening at 9PM Central for our next Instagram Live Q&A! Submit your questions through the UncommonTEEN app or bring them with you as I answer them live!If you are in the Nashville, TN or surrounding area, I would love to personally invite you to join me for the Godfidence Conference in Murfreesboro, TN on Saturday, October 1st! I would love to meet you live and in person! Learn more here: Godfidenceteens.comConnect with Us!Website: UncommonTEEN.comInstagram: @uncommon.teenUncommonTEEN App: UncommonTEENapp.comJoin us LIVE on Instagram on Friday evenings at 9pm Central for a Live Q&A with Coach Jamie!
31. Overcomer Part 2
Aug 22 2022
31. Overcomer Part 2
So many ladies have emailed me over the past couple weeks about dealing with addictions or relationships that aren't honoring God. Many times they aren't sure who to talk to, where to go, or what to do. It seems like there's no hope.This week, I am specifically to these ladies. Maybe there is pain you're holding onto, addictions or a relationship that's not honoring God, this is for you.Now, If you are listening to this and it's not you, listen anyway!What you learn, you can use to help someone else out. These principles can keep you free from any struggles or addictions.There will be principles you can take from this message and apply to your life.Ladies, there is always hope! With God, you can overcome! However, change doesn't happen until you make a decision to change!f you have given your life to Jesus, you have been made a new creation. You are no longer identified by the things that are holding you back.  If you’re ever going to change your life, you have to first change how you see yourself on the inside. God wants you to be healed. He wants you to overcome whatever you’re currently struggling with. The choice is up to you! In order to make that choice, though, you have to begin to picture yourself as an overcomer! Transformation happens from the inside out. Learn the 8 Steps that you can take today to become an overcomer for good!Connect with Us!Website: www.UncommonTEEN.comInstagram: @uncommon.teenApp: UncommonTEENapp.comJOIN US EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT on Instagram for OUR LIVE Q&A!!9pm Central!Submit your questions for the Q&A through the UncommonTEEN App on the tab that says, "Questions for IG Q&A.:Connect with Us!Website: UncommonTEEN.comInstagram: @uncommon.teenUncommonTEEN App: UncommonTEENapp.comJoin us LIVE on Instagram on Friday evenings at 9pm Central for a Live Q&A with Coach Jamie!
30. Overcomer
Aug 15 2022
30. Overcomer
So many ladies have emailed me over the past couple weeks about dealing with addictions or relationships that aren't honoring God. Many times they aren't sure who to talk to, where to go, or what to do. It seems like there's no hope.This week, I am specifically to these ladies. Maybe there is pain you're holding onto, addictions or a relationship that's not honoring God, this is for you.Now, If you are listening to this and it's not you, listen anyway!What you learn, you can use to help someone else out. These principles can keep you free from any struggles or addictions.There will be principles you can take from this message and apply to your life.Ladies, there is always hope! With God, you can overcome! However, change doesn't happen until you make a decision to change!When I think of overcomers in the Bible, one person comes to mind.John 5:1-7- From Galilee, Jesus returned to Jerusalem to observe one of the Jewish feasts. Inside the city, near the Sheep Gate, there is a pool called in Hebrew, “Bethesda,” surrounded by five covered porches—the paralyzed, the blind, and the crippled—all of them waiting for their healing. For an angel of God periodically descended into the pool to stir the waters, and the first one who stepped into the pool after the waters swirled would instantly be healed. Among the sick people lying there was a man who had been disabled for thirty-eight years.When Jesus saw him lying there, He knew that the man had been crippled for a long time. Jesus said to him, “Do you truly want to be made well?” The sick man answered Him, “Sir, there’s no way I can get healed, for I have no one to lower me into the water when the angel comes. As soon as I try to crawl to the edge of the pool, someone else jumps in ahead of me.”The man saw himself as crippled and that there was no hope. He stayed stuck in his sickness, because of the excuses that he was making.  However, when Jesus met him, now the man was finally ready to get rid of His excuses and Jesus was able to heal Him completely.For me, my teen years were some of the darkest years of my life. I didn’t feel loved or accepted. I hated who I was. I carried around so much pain. No matter where I looked, I couldn't find the one thing I was missing in life…love.  It wasn’t until I met Jesus when I was 18 that I finally had a glimpse of hope.I wish I could say that in an instant, that things got better after I gave my life to the Lord, but they didn’t. It wasn’t until a couple years later that I began to realize that since I had given my life to Jesus, I was a new creation. I was no longer identified by my past. I could move forward.  And the same thing goes for you. If you have given your life to Jesus, you have been made a new creation. You are no longer identified by the things that are holding you back.  If you’re ever going to change your life, you have to first change how you see yourself on the inside. God wants you to be healed. He wants you to overcome whatever you’re currently struggling with. The choice is up to you! In order to make that choice, though, you have to begin to picture yourself as an overcomer! Transformation happens from the inside out. Connect with Us!Website: www.UncommonTEEN.comInstagram: @uncommon.teenApp: Connect with Us!Website: UncommonTEEN.comInstagram: @uncommon.teenUncommonTEEN App: UncommonTEENapp.comJoin us LIVE on Instagram on Friday evenings at 9pm Central for a Live Q&A with Coach Jamie!
29. It Takes Courage!
Aug 8 2022
29. It Takes Courage!
I love how God can take common things and make them uncommon. I love how He can take ordinary things and make the extraordinary.  Acts 4:13 says, "Now when they (the crowd) saw the boldness of Peter and John and saw that they were unlearned and untrained in the schools, they were common men with no educational advantages, the crowd marveled; and they recognized that Peter and John had been with Jesus!"Ladies, it doesn’t matter what grades you get. It doesn’t matter what other people think about you. God can use you!  See, Peter and John were just common men, but because they spent time with Jesus, they were no longer common, now they were uncommon! I love that word uncommon…it means not common; rare; above the ordinary; exceptional; and remarkable! Ladies, that is you!!God has called you to be a light to this world. He has called you to be a light in your youth ministry. He has called you to be a light in your community. He has called you to be a light in your school. What it’s going to take in order to be that light, though, is spending time with Jesus and it’s also going to take courage.In order to fulfill God’s plan for your life, it’s going to take courage. The root word for courage comes from the French word, “Coeur” which means heart. It takes courage…it takes heart in order to fulfill God’s plan for you.To learn more, check out this week's episode!Connect with JamieWebsite: www.UncommonTEEN.comApp: UncommonTEENapp.comInstagram: @uncommon.teen**Join us this Friday Night at 9pm Central for our Live Q&A! Don't forget to submit your questions through the tab on the UncommonTEEN App!Connect with Us!Website: UncommonTEEN.comInstagram: @uncommon.teenUncommonTEEN App: UncommonTEENapp.comJoin us LIVE on Instagram on Friday evenings at 9pm Central for a Live Q&A with Coach Jamie!