Why won’t my parents let me grow up and have more freedom?
Growing up is very difficult—for both you and your parents. They remember a little bundle of joy that they held and nurtured as a baby and now they see a budding adult. These days, children face things and know about things that their parents would never have imagined at the same age. The teenagers of today look older, act older and want to be older than their counterparts did just 20 years ago. It is the desire of all Christian parents that their children know Christ at an early age and then walk with Him for the rest of their lives. They are called by God to work towards that end.
It is necessary that you truly understand that your parents have your best interests at heart. They will withhold privileges, set limits, and raise you according to the guidance of the Holy Spirit if they are praying for such guidance. Ask them. Seek to understand what truly motivates their decisions.Regardless, though, of whether or not you understand or agree, biblically, you must obey your parents; see Ephesians 6:1-3 and Colossians 3:20. One of the best ways to prove your maturity and prove that you are ready for more trust is to be respectful of your parent’s wishes and accept their guidance.
If you have not yet made Jesus Christ Lord in your life, you can do that very easily. 1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” Peace with God is a great catalyst to peace with others. God promises never to leave you and He will always help you with your problems. The Holy Spirit can be your comforter and your strength in difficult times. May God grant you and your parents wisdom in learning how to communicate love, honor, and respect to each other.