Why can’t I just enjoy myself? Why must my anxiety follow me everywhere? Something really cool happened in all those instances though. I was able to reach out to God within moments of feeling anxious or unsafe. As I spoke with my leader during our one on one, the only thing I really had to say was how grateful I am that God has opened my eyes to how much I’ve grown in Him; how far out of the depths I’ve come, but also how much farther I still have to go.
Money. Yikes. Man’s best friend and the root of all evil. As someone who loves stuff, I find money to be quite convenient to have. Besides, in a world where everything costs an arm and a leg, why not rack up on cash? As I begin to learn the ways of the world, and money, I’ve definitely fallen to the stigma of “more is better” and most of the time don’t even realize it.
Where is God when we’re busy? Where is God when we cannot focus? Is He our focus? Well, personally I’ve lost focus in every sense of the term, but just received the sweetest reminder. I hope all who read this and need to hear it can learn to rest in it. Scatterbrained Oh. My.… Continue reading Scatterbrained: Focusing on God Amidst the Chaos
If you constantly run, you’ll grow tired. If you’re always running out of gas, but never filling back up, you cannot go anywhere. Why choose to be empty when we can choose to overflow with the love of God? Running On Empty Lately, I’ve been living from moment to moment. What’s next? What am I… Continue reading Empty: Supplying Everything We Need from Our Limitless God
The way we fill ourselves reflects in how we live. Filling ourselves with Christ will produce great things. But filling ourselves with flesh will ruin us. Will we be like the fools and fill ourselves with things we know cannot sustain? Messy Room, Messy life I’d like to take you through my most recent run-in… Continue reading Fools: Do Not Be Lost Among Anger, Be Found in Christ
We often look at plateaus with a negative connotation, but all they are is room for growth. Why are they room for growth? Because they represent an opportunity to change. We all hit plateaus. We all have days, weeks, even years of no movement. Are you standing still right now? I am. In several aspects.… Continue reading Plateaus: Trusting that God is Always at Work in Us
Desiring a partner is natural, but we must examine our intentions before we enter into relationships. We must learn to desire God’s love above all. Boys, boys, boys. Oh boy. I’m sure it’s no surprise that I, a teenager, am writing about boys. But let me ask you this, am I the only age group… Continue reading Intentions: Learning to Desire God’s Pure Love Above All
What is our go-to response when people ask us who we are? We are Christ’s. That’s who we are. We have nothing to prove because we’ve been proven. What defines us as people? Is it our social status? Our hobbies? Our jobs or grades? Personally, I’m going to have to say no. I think we… Continue reading Proven: Who are We? We Are Spoken For and Justified
Sharing the message of Christ can sometimes feel like a lost cause. But, only Christ can save. We must have the courage to share His Truth. Even through rejection. Being a teenager, or really any age, in 2018 should be considered an extreme sport. Several gold stars should be awarded to those who are surviving… Continue reading Save: Having Courage to Share the Truth of God Through Rejection
The world has a vastly different picture of what “love” looks like. We tend to love things and people because we need them. But that’s not God’s love. What is the very first thing that pops into your head when you hear or see the word love? Your family? Friends? How about your favorite food?… Continue reading Need: Realizing the Difference Between God’s Love and the World’s