Why Rethink?

What is Rethink’s purpose?

Hello, wonderful people. I have realized that even though I have had Rethink for awhile now, I have never really gone in depth on why I started it, or where I want it to go.

I have been praying that God would guide my life for a a few years now. Within the last eight months, I have started to pray more fervently about what God wants me to do in my life. I have always loved art, writing, debate, politics, Jesus, and learning people’s view points of their beliefs. At one point in time, my goal was set on the lawyer route headed straight for the big leagues of law (aka the Supreme Court). I have always loved law, but I also love my Jesus. Ever since I was five missions has also been on the back of my mind.

The answer to my prayer.

One of my teachers had recommended me to read the book Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris, Christian teens (at the time they wrote it) who founded the Rebelution. Their blog is for teens to challenge them to rise above the standards in today’s world. Also the verse ‭‭1 Timothy‬ ‭4:12‬ ‭(ESV‬‬), “Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.” inspired me.

God has put Rethink on my heart. I always wanted to be able to have something that would combine all of my passions in one. Thus Rethink Teen was born in April of 2017. I have to say, it is one of the best decisions I have ever made. Rethink allows me to do all of the things that I love. I get to design graphics, write about controversial things, shout out the name of Jesus, work with analytics (I love me some numbers.), run a social account, and inspire people. It is all the things I love doing on my little intersection of the World Wide Web.

Rethink Teen and it’s purpose.

The sole purpose of Rethink Teen is to inspire people to simply rethink the things in this world. Young people now have become lazy, “Let the adults handle this stuff.” Sorry to burst your bubble, but in not all that long, we have to do it. So often I see only accusing and not enough understanding. People jump to their conclusions and will not try to consider why the other person believes what they do. This is something that I am guilty of. Though I am working on it. I want my generation, Generation Z, to be on fire for Jesus.

I am not all that naive to believe that everyone will take into account what I will say – or even 100 people for that matter. This is a responsibility I have been given. I will offend people (I try my hardest not to), and I will make mistakes and be ridiculed for them. I signed up for that.

2 Timothy 3:12 (ESV) “Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.”

This is a verse I live by. I am one person you will meet that is always ready for the challenge. God blessed me with the gift of being able to hear a lot of negativity and not let it stop my fight. I always will listen (still working on it though). It is my desire to take in account everyone’s feelings. I am not afraid to say what most people are just for the purpose of being liked.

The future of Rethink Teen.

Rethink is my life’s calling. It is a dream that I do not want to give up on. Yes, it is extremely difficult at times to look and see numbers falling, or people not responding as much as I thought they should. No one that started anything successful just got there overnight though (well most of us did not). I am not anywhere near successful in the eyes of the world yet. God has given me a gift I can not waste.

In his eyes, I am doing what I should. He is proud of me, and if I can help at least a handful of people, I will be exhilarated. Don’t get me wrong, I have big dreams for this little blog of mine. One day, I would love to turn it into my full time job. I would love to be able to speak at conferences and turn this into an international ministry. This is where God wants me to start, and I am very happy doing it.

Whatever happens is only through the grace of God.

This is Rethink and this is me,

Grace Elliot

If you have any thoughts or questions comment right on down below. I always will respond. Interacting is one of my favorite things to do with you guys!

8 Comments

  1. Brandon on 02/09/2017 at 10:30 AM

    You are doing Gods will. Trust him. He loves you. I can tell you for a fact that he is proud of you. 🙂

  2. Joy on 03/09/2017 at 11:53 AM

    I agree with Brandon.

  3. Alexandra on 03/09/2017 at 12:49 PM

    I love this blog, it was recommended to me by a friend, and I’m so thankful that she did! <3

    • Grace Elliot on 03/09/2017 at 5:06 PM

      I am happy to hear that you enjoy the blog. 🙂 That gave me a big smile. There are more fun posts to be coming out this month.

  4. Danielle on 18/09/2017 at 10:14 AM

    So proud of you. Following our calling will not be easy but persevere beautiful girl. You are the hands and feet of Jesus to a hurting world. You never know who’s reading now, or who will be in the future. That’s the power of a blog, and a way to be a global missionary in just a few key taps!

    • Grace Elliot on 20/09/2017 at 10:18 AM

      Thank you, Danielle. Your words mean so much to me. I hope to be able to accomplish all that God has in store for my life.

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