Raise your hand if you’ve ever wanted to scream, “You’re not the boss of me!” (You can also raise your hand if you have, in fact, actually screamed it.) Especially when we’re teenagers, we tend to push back on the people, places, and things that control and hold authority over us. But here’s the catch: whether we admit it or not, we’ve all given someone (or something) control of our lives. In this 4-week series, we’ll be challenged to consider who or what we’ve allowed to be our boss. Because whether it’s the god of me, the god of stuff, the god of worry, or the god of obsession, we all know what it’s like to have an authority problem.

Week 1: We defeat the god of me by giving up our seat.

Week 2: We defeat the god of stuff by letting go of our things.

Week 3: We defeat the god of worry by seeking God first.

Week 4: We defeat the god of obsession by shifting our attention.