Letter to an Incomplete, Insecure Teenager

John Piper writes a letter to a teenager in his church.

But God is good. He has his plan and it is not to make this metamorphosis easy. Just certain. There are a thousand lessons to be learned in the process. Nothing is wasted. Life is not on hold waiting for the great coming-out. That’s what larvae do in the cocoon. But frogs are public all the way though the foolishness of change.

Note how he does not see the answer to their insecurity as building-up their self-esteem.