When do you submit? Even
though I am a very committed Christian, at times I find myself wanting worldly
desires. I know it’s in all of us; it’s our human nature. But I never thought I
would feel so strongly about these temptations I know are bad! Have you ever felt this? It’s
like we know they are wrong, but it doesn’t take the fact away we want that. One
of my weaknesses as a young girl was stubbornness. My mom remembers several
occasions on which I would not listen to authority. The
Candice and Kelly. It’s popsicle time!” Mom enthusiastically announced, sitting
my sister and I down at the table. Kelly, the blonde-headed angel received her
Popsicle graciously. I, on the other hand, refused. “I
don’t want to eat a Popsicle.” I declared. Startled by the stubbornness of her
oldest child, and new to the whole discipline world, Mom stared at me confused.
do you mean you won’t eat your Popsicle?” And after many attempts to sweet-talk
me into eating it, she decided …
Imagine if you were where you are in life for a critical cause. You're in settings filled with people who desperately craved truth. They've been told their whole lives that they were never good enough; a mistake. They've listened to lies their whole life and they wouldn't believe them if they had just one other voice speaking in to their life- but they don't. All they have is the Accuser whispering into their ear that nobody cares about them...and as much as they don't want to receive that message there is no one willing to give them any hope.
Then there's you. All you thought was that ever since your Dad's job change you just happened to start going to a new school and new neighborhood. It just happened. You had no control over it. Sure, it's not fun at times but it's no big deal. Sure, you go to church and your close friends know you're a Christian. But it's no big deal. You don't take everything as supernatural or "more than…
Have you ever been so scared to try something that you backed out and missed an experience?
I think everyone has at some point in their lives. You are so uncertain about the outcome of something so you shrink back from an opportunity. I'm not here to tell you to always "step out" because sometimes it's best to listen to your spirit and not participate. Honestly, it's really hard to know when you should sign up for that club or go to that event. Below are some practical tips to help you evaluate the situation.
You’ve got to face your fears to become someone greater. If you’re trying to improve yourself, you’ve got to step out of your comfort zone! Take risks! I've faced so many fears this past month and i have matured greatly. Here are two (to name a few) ways I pushed through. #1 New Environment. I was so nervous to travel with my family for a couple weeks, It meant leaving my friends and all of my weekly activities. Plus, I didn’t want to leave my dog. I wa…