Life's like a novel. You don't always know how its going to end. The next page is always a surprise with something you didn't expect..Some days i lose my place and its a fight to keep my faith. When my heart is hurt too much. Feels like I've reached the end. But I won't turn and run, this battle inside me will be won....
Have you ever felt like this? I know I have countless times. Honestly there's always a battle going on inside you. You feel like you're being torn in two different directions. One way looks like the right way to go, but in reality its not. Because its not the direction God wants you to go. In all honestly, its hard to to follow the direction you're meant to go. If you look at it your friends may be going one way, and God is pulling you to go a completely different direction because he has a path for you to follow. Yes, it's your choice to follow it. But he's still watching you and keeping you safe even if you don't go the way he wants you to at that time. It all happens for a purpose. Sometimes its people in your life, or jobs, or just anything. God has a plan for each and every one of us. But here's the thing, we have to trust and follow. Yeah, that can be extremely hard. Especially in this day and time. We all want to fit in with the "popular crowd", or have a ton of friends. Each and every one of us goes through this at some point in life.. I mean after all it's life.
In 1 Timothy 4:11-14 its says 11 Command and teach these things. 12 Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. 13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. 14 Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you.
This verse really speaks towards teenagers. But I believe a lot of us just glance at this verse and just continue on with how we are living our life at the time. I'll be the first to say that I've not lived my life according to this. But, God still have a plan for my life. No matter how bad i screw up with anything and everything he will ALWAYS be there with arms wide open, just waiting to catch you and help you back up. He is the reason we are here. He is keeping us together, and alive. We all need to start living like what the verse says. Yes, I know actually living that way will be hard, because you will judge and people will try to bring you down. But that's trust comes in place, and you just give it all to him and he will handle. He will always be there to hold your hand, to be that shoulder to cry on, to just be your friend. He wants to be your friend. Yeah, you've heard that many times I understand because so have I. But it's the truth. You won't always have the same friends that you have now. Everyone has a different plan for their life. It's just a way of life. People come and go all the time. Not just in regular activities, but in church as well. We just have to learn to trust God in what he's doing at this time. Because he's not trying to hurt us. He's trying to help. I've been there when stuff like that has happened to me. And, I'm glad that i listened and trusted God with the decisions I've made in my life. I wouldn't be the person I am without him. What I'm trying to say, is to Stand for what you believe. Because times are getting tough. Life is getting harder. Pain is becoming more painful than before. But trusting God during all this HE will get you through it. You don't always know how the book will turn out with just looking at the outside of it. It's always filled with surprises, good and bad. Don't ever judge a book by its cover. Because you could be judging your life at the same time.