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Exploring God’s Will for Christian Teen Girls

Exploring God's Will for Christian Teen Girls

When Christian teen girls who love God want to know what God wants from them, it shows that their faith is maturing. Following Jesus means your life will be affected by God’s will, so let’s take a look at what exactly God wants from Christian teen girls—first as humans and then as women.

What the Bible Reveals for Christian Teen Girls

God Created All Humanity—Including Women

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth—and he created people! Genesis 1:27 says, “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” Genesis 2 provides a more detailed account of creation, with God creating distinct male and female people—first Adam and then Eve. Some people make a big deal of the fact that Adam is created first, but there are a few beautiful things to note about the creation of woman:

In Genesis 2:18, God says, “It is not good for the man to be alone.” Without women, God’s creation is not good, in contrast to the refrain from the previous chapter: “God saw that it was good.” It’s incomplete. Also in verse 18, God says he will “make a helper suitable for [Adam].” The Hebrew word for helper (ezer) is actually used to describe God at many points in the Old Testament. Being a helper is by no means a demeaning position; it’s actually a powerful, equal role in creation. Adam can’t fulfill his purpose without Eve!

The man and woman are to work together in the land, and God brings them together in a covenant relationship in which they’re able to bear children to inhabit the earth.

God Wants Certain Things From All People

After God created people, we unfortunately messed everything up. Because sin entered the world, God has one particular thing he wants from all of us—male or female.

As Sean McDowell explains here: “God’s will is that, by believing in his Son, Jesus Christ, people be saved. First Timothy 2:4 says that God ‘desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.’ If you’re stumbling through life trying to know God’s will but have never asked God to forgive your sins, then you aren’t even in the beginning of God’s will. Qualification number one for God’s will is your salvation. If you’ve never committed your life to being a disciple of Jesus, then God has no reason to reveal anything further to you regarding the pattern of your life.”

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Elisabeth Carter is a freelance writer with Fervr, a leading website for Christian teens and youth leaders. She worships at Macquarie Anglican in Sydney, Australia, where she leads a young adult Bible study group and youth group. You can follow her on Twitter @LizRachCarter.