Oftentimes, people say that expectations only lead to disappointments; therefore, no one should expect, or at least keep the expectation low, to avoid getting hurt.
Do Hard Things, a book written by brothers Alex and Brett Harris debunks that idea. Instead, it motivates the youth to do hard things, as the title says, setting a higher expectation among themselves.
Throughout its chapters, the word “rebelution” appeared many times. It is a word coined by the writers as they combined the words rebellion and revolution to come up with a new concept: rebelling against rebellion.
The writers define “rebelution” as “a teenage rebellion against low expectations.”
The book contains stories of young individuals who did not settle for mediocrity but aimed high and found themselves doing greater things for the high calling of God.
It motivates its readers to be rebelutionaries, to get out of the comfort zone and do both the big and small hard things they ought to do for the glory of God.
In a society where young people are not given voices because little is expected from them, the book encourages the youth not to look down on themselves but set an example as followers of God.
1 Timothy 4:12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. (NIV)
The book also tackles standing for what is right, even if no one else will. That’s one of the hardest things people have to deal with in life, to stand up for what is right, even if everyone else will be against you.
After all, it’s a calling to please God, and not anybody else.
Do Hard Things is a good read for young people to aim high, as they believe that they will be able accomplish hard things with God as their source of strength.
Do Hard Things is published under OMF Literature.and available in bookstores nationwide.