Many Young people today believe that following Jesus and being a christian today means that you basically have to stop living your life due to all the Stereotypes surrounding Christianity today...HOWEVER that is not the case!!
Instead of thinking of Christianity as a religion, think of it as a way of life...
Religion comes with a bunch of useless laws not made up by God but by man, which you have to follow which basically will make you feel that your not worthy of the LOVE of God or the blessings he has in store for you. THIS IS NOT TRUE!!!! All God wants is for you to Love him and tell people about him.
Just because you follow Jesus does not mean you have to stop living your life,why would God want that?? When all he wants is whats best for YOU.
So yes you can have a life, hang out with friends, have fun, see the world...
It doesn't make sense to live in a world and not know whats happening in the world...how else are you going to reach non believers and tell the world how Awesome God Is.
God doesn't care what you look like, where you come from, or about your past...what matters is that you believe that his son Jesus died on a cross for YOU and paid for all your sins so that you might live today. That alone is one AWESOME reason to love Him!
As a young person, following God can be an amazing thing... to experience and feel the love of God can make a big difference in your life and your future.
So give this Jesus a chance to intervene in your life and there is no doubt that he will show up and show off !!