Friday, January 30, 2015

The Second Commandment

You shall not make idols.

This second commandment is very close to the first one. The first one was talking about things in our life that may take the place or come before God. The second commandment is talking about making some more important than God. For an example, lets say one of your best friends invite you to hang out with them on a day that your family always goes to church. Going to hang out with your friends and ditching church would be making the idol. You would be making your time with your friends and idol. 
I don't want to be too repetitive in repeating everything that I said in my last posts, but whenever we put God first, we will be blessed. God always honors those who put Him first. 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

You Can Be Used

Growing up, I've always wondered what my talent was. How did God want to use me? We are told so many times that the talents that God can use is preaching, singing, etc. What if I can't do any of those things? Does it mean that I can't be used by God? These were some of the questions that went through my head. 
I've realized lately that you don't need to have a talent where you perform in front of people to be used by God. You can be an amazing artist and still be used by God. Maybe you can talk to people really easily, and witnessing to your friends is easy for you. You do not have to be good at something that many people would consider a "huge" talent. Once you find something that you enjoy doing or are good at, you can use that for God. Don't let anyone ever tell you that you do not have a talent that can't be used by God.

Monday, January 26, 2015

The First Commandment

You shall have no other gods before Me.

This is the first commandment that God gave us. Now you might be saying to yourself that you don't worship any other gods except for Jesus. This commandment does still apply to those who don't even worship any other gods. The term gods in this verse doesn't just mean a legit god. It means anything that comes before or in the place of Jesus. I feel like this is a very big one today. So many people put so many different things before or in the place of their spiritual life. I am also guilty of doing this at times. When it is time to read your Bible or pray, but you just really don't feel like it so you decide to go hang out with your friends, or go on the internet. Anything that comes in the place or before your time with Jesus would be a god to you. Now I am definitely not pointing fingers because I am oh so guilty of doing this myself. One of my new year resolutions is to strengthen my relationship with God. One thing that I found helpful to keep your time with God is to make it a habit and add it to part of your routine during the day. If you have more time in the morning, make a set time where you will read your Bible and just talk to God. It doesn't have to be this 5 hour long prayer, it can be 5 minutes. Just find a place to begin and start. Once you start putting God before so many other things, you will see such a growth in your spiritual life.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Hold Your Head Up High

I've been asked so many times how I am so confident. Everywhere I walk I hold my head up high (I don't walk like I'm stuck-up) and walk with confidence. Confidence is not something that you just automatically have. It is something that you have to work on and pretty much learn. I never used to be as confident as I am. I used to worry all the time what people would say or think about me. For so many years I lived my life asking myself what would others think about me if I did/said something. It was so tiring constantly on the lookout for if someone was judging me.

The past year has definitely been a change for me. I found out who I wanted to be and decided I would not let anyone stand in the way of the person I wanted to be. I told myself if someone had a problem with who I was becoming that they needed to accept me for who I was.

I realized after I became more confident in myself, if someone said something to me it didn't even affect me. Now when I go into a public place everyone can tell that I am confident in myself and they are cool with that. People can tell if you are confident. If you are happy and confident with the person you are most people will be too.

Now I am in no way saying that you should become full or yourself and have the attitude that you are amazing and anyone who thinks otherwise should get lost. Absolutely not. That is close to being stuck-up. There is a difference between being confident with yourself and thinking that you are better than others. My advice for keeping the difference between the both, is still treat everyone with respect and the way God would want you to treat others.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Is The Ten Commandments For Me Today?

I feel like today so many forget about the Ten Commandments. I've heard so many arguments that those rules are old and don't apply to the modern day world. I completely disagree. The Ten Commandments were rules given to the world by God. He wanted us to follow them.
I am going to be doing a little post series looking more in depth at each of the Ten Commandments.

  1. You shall have no other gods before Me.
  2. You shall not make idols.
  3. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.
  4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
  5. Honor your father and your mother.
  6. You shall not murder.
  7. You shall not commit adultery.
  8. You shall not steal.
  9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
  10. You shall not covet.

**oh btw how do you like my new design? Be on the lookout for new pages to come!**

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

I Thought You Were My Best Friend?

Don't you remember when you were five and you met someone in preschool that had the same color shirt on and you both were immediately best friends? You had many play dates and just enjoyed being in each others company. Then as you both grow older and adolescence hits you both, you both drift apart.

As we get older our group of friends are going to change. That best friend that you had when you were five most likely will not be your best friend for your entire life. People drift apart as interests and people change. Since we are all growing up slowly whether you are 10 or 20, everyone changes. And sometimes you won't keep the same friends. I've lost many good friends in my life, and it is super hard. But you have to just keep in mind that you will meet new friends.

When things get tough sometimes you may lose some of your friends, because they don't want to deal with all the issues that is going on. Trust me, I've been through that too. When you go through tough times your true friends will stick. This year especially I've found out who my true friends were.

One person that you can always count on being there with you through thick and thin is Jesus. He will never leave your side. When things get rough he will always be there to encourage you and fight for you. All you have to do is ask Him. Isn't that just an amazing feeling to know that he will always be your friend?

Friday, October 10, 2014

There Is Hope For You And Me!

Lately I've been going through a lot and so many times it has looked like there is no hope for me at all. I've questioned everything that I have ever known, and I really didn't know if there was ever an end to all of this. I heard this song on the radio and it really spoke to me. We need to turn to God in our struggles, because when we follow Him, there will be hope. Without Him guiding us, we really have no hope in life. But we have someone to look toward.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Girl Talk Series

Now I did start doing this post series on my beauty and fashion blog, but since I deleted it I thought I'd start it on this blog. This girl talk series is going to be where you can ask advice on certain topics or if you just want to know more about something. Since practically all of my followers are girls, I am willing to do anything you would like to read about. If you want to read about boys, acne, periods, confidence, or anything of that sort, please comment down below! Also if you have any specific advice questions I will love to help you. You will also remain anonymous if that's your wish. I'm super excited to be starting this series and I hope y'all are too!

Monday, September 29, 2014

My Story

They can't go hang out with their friends because they freak out about it too much. Its hard for them to go into an unknown setting because they may have a huge panic attacks. Panic attacks are almost on a daily basis. And when they do get super bad it feels like they are going to die. So many people deal with anxiety and worry so often. Me included.

I haven't had anxiety my entire life. It started just a few years ago. I would freak out about every little thing. I just thought that I was super dramatic and nothing was really wrong. Then one day my heart started skipping beats and hurting super bad. I wouldn't be able to breath for ten seconds because my heart was doing crazy things. I went to the doctor about it and they did blood tests and everything came up normal. They decided to put a heart monitor on me to see if anything was wrong. Nothing was wrong either. I was super scared because I didn't know what was wrong with me and if I was going to die. My doctor talked to me about my problem and said that I had some kind of anxiety disorder. I didn't really care much about it. Then when I went to a church camp this past summer, it got super bad. I started not being able to breath and my legs and arms went numb. I couldn't move. I started going into unconsciousness. I thought for sure I was going to die. I remember just praying that God would help me since I was all alone and I couldn't do anything to help myself. After my panic attack was gone I was okay. Now today I freak out about the simplest things and am never just at peace. I've had people tell me that I'm just seeking attention and that I don't really have a problem. Little do they know what I go through. Now I am not telling you this story for sympathy. I want to let you know that if it wasn't for God I would be way worse off in my anxiety. Its hard to trust God in things that we can't control, I know! But we have to be willing to give him our entire lives and let Him take over. We can't control the things that go on anyways, so why worry about it? I know this is super hard to do, because I'm still struggling with it. But I think if we all work together we can over come our anxiety!

Friday, September 26, 2014

What to Post.....

As I am getting older I have realized I'm going through different things and I react differently to the situations I am in. Three years ago when I started my blog I was 14. I didn't have to face the stuff that I have to face now. So as I grow older my blog will also grow with me. I most likely won't post like I posted years ago. I just wanted to give you all a heads up so when I do post different kind of things it won't come as a complete shock. (now don't worry I still will be posting encouraging and Godly posts to help y'all)