Thursday, April 26, 2012

Losing Control

What do you think of when you hear the phrase "losing control"? I think of a person in a car hitting black ice. Honestly, it is a scary thing to lose control. Most people think that their worlds are going to collapse when they don't have control over their lives. Letting go of the control and power you have over your life is sometimes a bad thing, especially if you give that power to other people. (Being under some one's authority is totally different from being controlled by someone.) As Christians we are told to lose control. We are told to give up all control and power we posses to give it to God. It is really hard. Humans love to control things. We naturally freak out if we don't have power over our lives, dreams, and destinies. The thing is, is when we give God everything, we are in more capable hands than any other human being on the planet. We have no reason to freak out. God gave us free will, yes, that is true, but he wants the control. God isn't a control freak, but He loves us so He asks for the control. When we become Christians, we give our lives to God. However, we often don't give him control. This is a huge part of ourselves that does make us sin sometimes. It is important that we don't hold anything back from God. He will do amazing things in your life, you just need to let Him lead the way.


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Finding Love

We seek love, we are desperate
We hope for true love, we are unsatisfied
We look to the world instead of You
We think we've found Love
Though we've only looked to ourselves
Love only can be found in You
Being loved isn't the problem
It is recognizing it and knowing it
It is searching for love in the right place
We tend to search for love in every place
but the place we know we will find it
We run away from it, thinking that we are
escaping wrath, punishment, and judgement
Once we have found love, it is overwhelming
We can't get away.
Though we sometimes push it away,
It is always calling
Love made a way, love leads the way
Some people claim to have found peace and love in others
But I have found True, Everlasting love
In Jesus Christ


More Funny Stories :D

I babysit on Tuesday nights and Thursday mornings for Bible Studies at my church. Tonight (Tuesday) one of the little boys I babysit had a few boogers in his nose. My sister was like, "Hey, don't eat that. You can put them in a tissue." He replied in an "Are you crazy!?!" tone of voice saying, "But I want to eat them!" It was pretty cute and such a boy thing to say :)


Sunday, April 22, 2012


Whether you are 12 or 103 procrastination (even in little things) is a normal. it is something that is sometimes expected by certain people who have low expectations. I am such a bad procrastinator that it's really hard to stop. I don't get things done so I end up having to finish them on Saturdays when I should be enjoying family, friends, and a free day. This habit is something that needs to stop! It's stealing from yourself and others because you are wasting time on luxuries (Facebook, Internet, texting, etc...) that should be enjoyed after the important work things are done. If we learn diligence at an early age, say in between the ages of 12 and 15, jobs will be easier to find, new opportunities will be able to be explored, and we will be closer to God. Procrastination limits our time with God, increases stress, and binds us from the freedom of time. God promotes peace, freedom, and a strong relationship with him, but we don't realize it. He blesses us with the time we have, and when we procrastinate, we misuse the gift God gave to us. Think about that for a moment.
Finding time for everything except God and school is mostly my problem. Somtimes I have a very productive day with school and God and everything else, but other days, I just get so distracted that I put every single thing that matters on the back burner. I am so sad about the months that I missed out on getting to be with and getting to know God. I don't want you to regret that either. God needs to bethe number one thing. We should never procrastinate on God. School and work need to be done diligently. Spending timewith God though should not become a chore. Don't let it become a chore!
Basically, procrastination is the opposite of working hard and a synonym (in my mind) of laziness, irresponsibility, and lack of priorities if that makes any sense.