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 …
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…
Is camp for me?
You've probably been faced with this question at some point in your life. Maybe it's because your best friend is always talking about how fun camp was, and you don't want to miss out.
Or perhaps you feel a little curious every time your youth camp promo video plays.
Whatever sparked your interest, camp has caught your eye. You hear stories about God moving in students hearts. Sometimes you wish you could experience that. You hear about the games, competitions, team cheers, small group sessions, and dorm pranks. But something in you is a little hesitant...what would the camp be like? Would you know anyone there? And, the more you think about it, the idea of getting wet and muddy doesn't sound inviting. Eh...you might try it someday. But not today. Besides, your summer is crazy with other activities.
Don't buy those excuses! Don't you realize that Satan is trying to get you to miss out on what could be the best week of your life? Have you ever …