Monthly Archives: March 2011

Worries?

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Okay…this one was from a couple days ago; short and sweet:)

Have you ever been worried about someone ELSE’S future? Not yours, but maybe a parent, sibling or close friend? …same here.

For me, it’s more specifically family – parents and younger siblings. I’m scared if which path they take, and if it’s the right and most healthy one.

Here’s the thing though, to me I believe that we can only control the actions of what we OURSELVES do to go down each path. God decided where each path ends up. It works the same for others too. Yes, people may influence choices, but in the end it all comes down to what decision the person makes on their own, God has the rest covered.

So when I’m worried about someone else’s future, all I can do is talk to them about it, and most importantly,

Pray.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

-Philippians 2:18

 (I’ve probably used that one too…hahaha(: )

I feel like I haven’t done a lot of that lately…better get to work! haha

❤ Salzz.

Younger ones.

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“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” -Matthew 19:14.

I love this verse, and surprisingly, it took me forever to find because I couldn’t remember what the verse was! Thank goodness for Google; now I have the verse memorized! 🙂

Anyways, have you ever noticed how when you get older, your boundaries of “bad” expand? I know for a fact that mine have. For example, when I was younger I thought saying the word ‘stupid’ was a bad word, but at this age, the word ‘stupid’ just comes and goes as it pleases. The same goes along in other circumstances, (and this is in the general society) dating, kissing, virginity, makeup, sneaking out, partying, drinking…oh my, the list could go on forever, and it does.

The thing is, when we get older, the world influences us to become more like it. As we get older, especially in our teen years, our boundaries tend to fit the world, not ours. Our morals and ethics, fit the world, not ours. Our idea of good and bad, fit the world, not ours. This, is bad.

First of all, (I’ve probably used this verse a gazillion times, but it’s quite relevant so…)

“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.” -Romans 12:2

God’s will is definitely not the world’s will. If we want to follow God, we’re going to need to give up other things that might be tempting. That’s something we need to accept.

My favorite part in the verse I stated at the beginning of the post about God letting the children in is “…for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” At such a young age, your mind hasn’t been revolved around the world. It hasn’t yet been corrupted. Good and bad, is their pure idea of good and bad. They haven’t experienced so much in the worldly environment,  which is what keeps them as simple and clean as they are. And that’s what God loves children. They’re pure.

When we begin to be influenced by our surroundings, we really need to stop and think. Are these God’s boundaries or the world’s boundaries? We need to know the limits God has given to us.

God has given us several priveledges, but we can’t take advantage of them. Yes, we need to live our life…but for GOD! Our limits need to be clear, and we can ask God to clear those boundaries up for us.

We should actually look to our younger ones as role models. Sometimes they can be childish, but because of their innocence, they are likely to be much better than us on the inside. Why?

Their thoughts, words, and actions are pure.

❤ salomee.

A Pause at Life.

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You know the other day when I was talking to God, I told him something. I told him that if a certain event happened it wouldn’t really bother me.

Funny thing is, today that incident actually happened. I wasn’t really expecting God to put me through this, and to be honest, I wasn’t ready. It bothered me more than I expected, but I know deep down it shouldn’t. I feel like God is letting this happen with the same specific people for a reason, and I don’t know what reason, but like I feel like God is trying to make me stronger.

I’m not worried, but I do have hope. (Like I blogged about last time) And, it really does help! I’ve had such better days because of the faith I’ve put into God, and the hope to look forward too!

I’ve also cut down on the skype, and guess what? My life is slowly coming back together. Of course changes aren’t going to have an instant chain reaction, but I can feel my priorities slowly revolving back. I’m excited.

The only thing I’d say I’m not fully prepared for, is what God is going to do with the situation that bothers me…kinda. I’m starting to move on. I can’t hold on to the past forever, and maybe that’s what God’s teaching me? Hmm, we’ll see…

You know, I just got excited! Haha, I love the future, and the plans God has for us. People can do what they want, but everything happens for a reason that GOD HAS PLANNED OUT! If it’s God’s will, it WILL happen. : )

salomess.