Monthly Archives: March 2012

Aside

It’s that time of year again…where everything is out of balance and it’s time to prioritize LIFE! Ha. It always happens during tennis season, but now it’s time for a refresher.

Whenever I give advice, I can be the BIGGEST HYPOCRITE EVER. In fact, I probably am the biggest hypocrite. As always, I’m still battling the struggle to balance everything and please everyone. So now, I’ll just go on with my story…

The other day, I told my friend the first person he should please are the people who care about him the most…his parents. He asked me a question in return (that I don’t even think he realized he asked because we switched topics too quickly..) , “Well, why don’t you want to please your parents?” The question remained unanswered, but a few hours later, BAM. Guess who felt like the biggest hypocrite ever?

Yes, of course I want to please my parents, but lately I’ve been placing so many other variables in the way. More than “why”, I need to ask myself “how”. I know I want to please my parents…I know I want to please everyone! But for that, compromises need to be made. And in all honesty, I’m still not sure what these compromises are.

By pleasing my parents, God will also be pleased, and I’m trying focus on that these next few days. I know God is definitely trying to teach me something… and lately it’s been hitting hard. The song “In Christ Alone” has been on mind a lot lately. If you read the lyrics, they are extremely deep. It gives me goosebumps everytime.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExnTlIM5QgE&feature=related

“For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way; bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.” -Colossians 1:9-12

It’s That Time of Year Again..

the “S – word”

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So last week, this nine year old ran up to me. She was in shock…because the older kids typed the “s-word” in on youtube. I asked her what the “s-word” was, and she said…”sexy.”

It took a lot of self control not to laugh, but it definitely struck me. I know I’ve talked about younger kids several times before (links below), but it was just a great reminder. It was a reminder that I still have my God – given boundaries. That God is still watching every move I make. That because I’m older, doesn’t make something alright. I’m still God’s child, and always will be. He’ll keep me from what I can’t handle, but he still wants me to make decisions from right and wrong. I’m still a child.

https://salzburgj.wordpress.com/2011/07/31/well-always-be-a-baby/
https://salzburgj.wordpress.com/2011/03/08/younger-ones/

“Teach me your way, Lord; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.” -Psalm 27:11

Giving the Details

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So last time I talked about how little things can make your day, but have you ever realize that the little things you do for other people actually make a difference? Today was my friend’s birthday, and just seeing the expressions on her face when she noticed how much effort was taken into creating chocolate covered strawberries, the surprise bringing home the great wall of chocolate cake for dessert, or remembering a simple apple cutter she’d randomly discussed months ago, it was just a way of showing her people cared.

Little details are what make other people realize you care. My friend didn’t need, let alone expect, her birthday to be celebrated like this. However, when someone remembered the little things that might’ve happened days, weeks, or months ago, it means something!

As cheesy as this sounds, one thing’s for sure: God remembers every detail of your life. He knows more about your tomorrows than you do about your yesterdays. And it’s a good feeling, knowing something cares that much about you, and it’s worth giving back! SO, I guess to summarize, always give the details 🙂 

“Sometimes, the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” -Winnie the Pooh

The Little Things

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So I just updated everything on my blog from cheesy…to maybe even more cheesy, but just know that wasn’t my intention. I just wanted to spice things up.

Anyways, lately I’ve been so excited to blog because I’ve seen there’s more inspiration out there, more personal blog’s to read that change your perspective on things. These last few weeks of mine have been great. And no it’s not because everything in my life is going the way I want, it’s because I’m seeing that the littlest things can make my day.

Thursday was just a normal day at school. Actually, if I think about it…so many things went wrong. My tennis stuff was left somewhere at school (I found it later haha), grapeS leaked all over my backpack…and okay I’ll stop there. BUT the thing that matters is that that’s not what stood out in my day. What stood out were the inside jokes throughout the day, and just being blessed with little miracles that I usually wouldn’t notice. If one little thing makes your entire day, no matter what happens…your day will still be good, and you’ll be happy.

It’s crazy how well God knows you, and if you just look for those little things he does for you…you’ll know exactly why my last few weeks have been amazing 🙂

“for I know that through your prayers and God’s provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance.” -Philippians 1:19

Flaws.

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Ever feel like everything you do is just ALWAYS WRONG? …Story of my life. It’s almost as if I can’t ever do anything that’s right…which is probably the most obnoxious feeling ever.

I don’t want to change who I am as an individual, but I need to fix my flaws. (This is funny because it relates to my last post.) And I think it all comes back to that. I’m going through another phase where God is constantly showing me what I need to work on, and though it’s tough, all I can really say is that I’m thankful.

I’m thankful to God for making me get through it, and making a stronger person with his mercy, preparing me for whatever lies ahead of me. I’m thankful to my parents, who always make sure I’m looking up to God to do what’s right…not wrong. I’m thankful for my best friends, who are straight forward about what I suck at, my insecurities, and what I do wrong. I’m thankful for every experience I end up going through. No matter HOW MANY MISTAKES I make, I know I’m just becoming a better person for Christ’s kingdom. I’m thankful for God’s mercy and being alive today, being given the chance to change for the better. Change not who I am, but my flaws.

I just pray that pretty soon things I do turn out right for once; make wise decisions, say the rights things at right time, and grow mature in the eyes of God. 

“Just as you who were at one time disobedient to God have now recieved mercy as a result of their disobedience,” -Romans 11:30