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Please Please PLEASE read this to the end, even if you do not love or believe in God.
I try not to become angry when I see someone who is actively speaking out against God or doubters who are fervent in their mission to make others doubt.
Okay, so at first I get kind of mad. And I start to think, who do they think they are?
But then I start to think, who do I think they are?
They are a child of God. They are a human being, created with just as much meticulous thought and love as I was. They are blessed in Christ. They struggle, just as I do sometimes.
And then, I feel regret. Regret, because I cannot save EVERYONE I encounter. I don’t know if you’ve ever felt this kind of regret, especially with someone you are close to that you simply cannot seem to reach with the Spirit. It is heart wrenching. It is HORRIBLE.
And then I start to think about how GOD must feel about this person! He loves them more than ANYTHING! And He has to live with their rejection of Him ALL THE TIME!
The point of this seemingly pointless post is that Christians don’t approach atheists or non-believers or doubters to debate or argue to the point of stalemate. Okay, some may, but that’s not very Christian of them. But true Christians should feel pained by sadness over the turmoil that this person will face without God. And they should want to help to plant the seeds of faith, LOVINGLY.
I’m sorry if you’ve ever been wronged by a Christian or someone who follows God. People are corrupt. We cannot perfectly represent Christ or his love. And a lot of “Christians” don’t even try.
vow will try never to post anything hateful or untrue. I vow will try to be as Christ-like as I can. I vow will try to love you no matter who you are. Because I can’t be perfect. Because no HUMAN is. But I will do my best to be your friend. And I will do everything I can to help you through this difficult, mysterious, joyful, and sometimes hurtful life.
God loves you, and so should I.
So I will.
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Set Your Goals — Echoes
“But you will have to let this make you stronger,
It’s difficult to overcome…”
This song gives me so much hope in my heart when I can’t seem to work past my insecurities. It gives me faith in the forgiveness and strength of God.
“And you will struggle through tough times
And destroy all your fears,
Don’t let this win over you!”
I’ve decided to attempt to post a journal entry every day in hopes that my struggles and triumphs can be shared with others who may be having the same issues. I think it will help us be able to connect and to share creative solutions to our problems and difficulties! :)
January 24, 2012
Once again, today I am feeling defeated. It seems like all my friends are avoiding me, and I am missing out on the fun things that they are doing with other people. I am afraid to go to the Campus Ventures House because when I try to be a part of organized Christian activities I feel like a fraud. I know that these people face some of the same struggles I do, and that they don’t feel superior to me, but my social anxiety and my belief that they are “more faithful” than I am keeps me from joining in. The voice of God is increasing in volume inside me, and I know He is here with me during this difficult time. But the urge to ignore Him is also increasing, and I find it harder and harder to look on the positive side of things. On a another note, my new fish seems very healthy. Thank you God, for the blessing of animals and pets! Also, my Drawing 2 class is going very well. Please, God, help me to have a better day tomorrow and to feel refreshed by the Holy Spirit for the rest of the week.
God has worked so many wonders in my life. I’ve truly been given a second chance. But, even though He is so evident in every aspect of my existence, I still am having difficulty following His word. Jesus says that if you are not with him, you are against him, and that it is spiritually impossibly to serve two masters: you will love one, and hate the other. This is my battle with the world. I cannot give in to my own selfish desires, being of the world, and still have a love for Christ. Everything I do should be in praise of him; every deed and every word that comes out of my being should reflect his glory. But more and more, I have a really difficult time not ignoring the still small voice of God that is always in the back of my head.
“Most days are bad days
We can’t just wait for someone
to pull me off of the concrete. “
The Wonder Years — “It’s Never Sunny in South Philadelphia”
What are some struggles you face with faith?