Remembering the Rebelution

I heard on the radio that anyone born before 1980 is a digital immigrant, and everyone born after is a digital native; that makes me a digital native. Years have passed since I first started reading blogs. Years that I cannot imagine living without reading blogs. Some of the primary influences in my life this last five years have been blogs.

One of the most influential blogs in my life was The Rebelution. The Rebelution was a blog, turned movement, written by Alex and Brett Harris. The motto was “Do Hard Things”. Why do hard things? Not to torture yourself, rather to push yourself, challenge yourself not just to do your best, but to grow and eventually to do better than your best.

I cannot imagine what my life would be like if I had never been a part of the Rebelution. I never went on to do anything “great” like others did. I never started a non-profit organization, I never wrote a book, and I never started a conference. But I did learn to do hard things. I learned that just because something is uncomfortable doesn’t mean I should avoid it or give up. No one may ever see my “hard things”, but I did take the message to heart.

Now, as I am married and beginning parenthood, I reflect on that motto “Do Hard Things.” The motto means so much. It means never shy away from putting work into my marriage. It means being honest when the truth hurts. It means learning from my Heavenly Father about parenthood. It means continually getting up and trying again. For me, “Do Hard Things” means seek and or create challenges for myself and then persevere through those challenges. We will see where that takes me!


About Melanie

My Being Purpose Statement: As a part of Christ's Bride and as one of His precious treasures whom He redeemed with His precious blood, I purpose in my heart to love and adore Him with all of my heart, soul, and mind (Matthew 22:37). I want to be beautiful in the sight of my Saviour, Jesus Christ. I will therefore pursue holiness (1 Peter 1:16) that I might worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness (1 Chronicles 16:29, Psalms 96:9) and go and proclaim His love, sacrifice and salvation to others who have not heard that I may have the beautiful feet of them that bring glad tidings of good things (Isaiah 52:7, Romans 10:15). My Life Purpose Statement: I desire to serve my Redeemer and Savior Jesus Christ throughout my entire life by ministering to girls and women. I pray that I will be able to bring many girls and women to the Cross of Christ that they may find salvation from a loving and gracious Savior. It is my heart’s desire to encourage girls and women who know the Savior to deepen their relationship with Him and to fall more and more in love with Him. I also want to serve women by assisting them in their everyday lives whether I am rolling up my sleeves to work alongside them or am connecting them with people, ministries, and or resources that will be helpful and beneficial to them. By God’s grace and power, through His Spirit, and for His glory will I endeavor to fulfill this purpose
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