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Jon Moton – Lead Pastor Student Ministries

…and known for being fearful.

This post really intrigued me.  It is a subtle shift of focus that indicates  a bigger problem.  Fear is still just as prevalent as ever but that’s not the most interesting.  The interesting observation I notice in these two statements is what I see in 2013.  There is the desire for ambiguity and absence of accountability.  There is a greater tension to hide but also be known.  A tension to compartmentalize our life from social media from society.

Fear has made teenagers afraid of being known.  The result?  Loneliness, disconnect, isolation, and discouragement.  Our teenagers need to understand that they were not designed to be alone.  Relationships and accountability are not to be feared but rather embraced.  It is through being known that we grow, develop, and flourish.

18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18 NIV

Fear of Being Known…

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