be yourself, be awesome & be extraordinary

I’m struggling. I admit it. I’m struggling with defining who the frick I am, what I’m going to do in ten years (heck even two years), and knowing who my friends are. I struggle with these worldly things that don’t even matter in ten, twenty, or even seventy years. I struggle with these things that don’t matter to me and my own life, just the lifestyle I choose to live. I’m not being myself nor am I living a life that God wanted me to live.

So what do I do?

Isaiah 53:2: “For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.”

Honestly, I’m sitting here trying to come up with a reasonable answer. I don’t know. I don’t know how to not think of your future, who to be friends with, and what to think about. Like, do I just not worry about my future, not apply for jobs? I can’t just not…that’s how I make a living and earn money!! I’m not saying just to give up on your future. But the stress we place on (especially in college) on having the “best four years of your life” is getting too much. We’re focusing on earthly things when we’re forgetting the One, your eternal salvation.

Romans 5:8: “But commandeth his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

Christ died for us. He died for our sins. Why wouldn’t you want to give your life for him? God sent his only son to our world to die on the cross — for us. And I’m sitting here, worrying about if I don’t go out with my friends, then I’ll lose them?

I get it, it’s hard to live a life for Jesus Christ but also hang out with friends on the weekends, get a higher education, and have the “best four years of your life.” I’ve been there. I’ve chosen the social aspect of college over pursuing a relationship with Christ. I’ve chosen the college partly because I wanted to have friends, wanted to be included.

The Word teaches sacrifice. God made the ultimate sacrifice when he sent his only son to die on the cross for us. You can make the sacrifice by pursuing a relationship with your Creator.

Being “popular” in college doesn’t exist. People don’t flock to you because you have over 1,000 Instagram followers, get straight A’s, or know how to party on the weekends. People flock to you because you know how to be yourself. You know your worth and aren’t afraid to show it — something I’ve been struggling to admit to myself is that I’m scared to show myself to the world.

But remember this: God is our eternal salvation. “…with men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” -Matthew 19:26

Psalm 104:30-31: “Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth. The glory of the Lord shall endure for ever: the Lord shall rejoice in his works.”

So be you & be awesome. The world is watching.

 

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