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Seriously, Do You Really Care?

Journey OnI read a blog today called “The Complete Guide to Not Giving a F@#K”. Now, while this blog contains language that most readers of this blog would find offensive I found it somewhat interesting and some words to live by. The whole premise of the post was about living your life and not worrying about what others think about you. It made me think, how much time I spend worrying about what others might think about me.

Why is it that we are so concerned about what others think about us? I mean does it really matter that someone doesn’t like me or agree with my point-of-view on life and my beliefs. Of course I want to be liked and I want to be accepted but the truth is that if people can’t accept me for who I am then why do I want them around me?

Maybe part of my need for acceptance is that I’ve never really been the popular kid or had many friends. I always tried to fit in with the group but was always the outcast. In hindsight maybe I was the outcast because I wasn’t standing up for anything including myself.

I think I need to re-evaluate my priorities and start taking a stand for the things I believe and grow a backbone. Now I know this isn’t going to happen overnight but like most things in my life right now, I’m just taking it one day at a time.

If you’re interested in reading the post mentioned above you can find it here. Now, please consider yourself warned that there is language that you may find offensive, but try to look beyond it and see how this might be applicable to your life. Imagine if more Christians lived their life and didn’t care what others thought.

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Carpe Diem

April 11, 2011 4 comments

Journey OnI’ve begun to make some changes in my life. Seeking God and really learning to trust Him in all things. I’m learning that this is some much easier said than done. It’s not easy to really give things over to God and to trust that He’s going to see you through. When you read the word of God it all seems so easy, I mean, Jesus in the flesh came up to these men and said “Follow me.” How hard could that be, after all, he was the son of God. But, when the disciples left their jobs and their livings to follow Jesus, they didn’t have the whole story, the Bible wasn’t written and they didn’t know where and how things were going to end up. I wonder what their parents, friends and family thought? It took a step of faith. When Peter stepped out of the boat, I’m sure it didn’t make sense to the rest of the men in the boat.

I suppose part of stepping out in faith is to not look towards man and to be concerned about what others say and think but to keep your eyes of God and know that you are doing what He has called you to. I think that is part of my “fear” right now, knowing that the decisions I make moving forward are really God and Spirit led. I’m new to this, I’ve always been able to do the “will of God” for my life with a safety net and just “walk through the open doors” and trust that those that closed, closed for a reason.

At times I wonder why God allows some of us to go through times of testing and yet others seem to coast through it all. It doesn’t seem fair, but as I think more about it, it’s during times of trials and tribulations that you really get to know who you are but also that will test a friendship and relationship. As difficult as this time may be in the end, I have to trust that God is directing my steps and making my path known.

I know that one day I will look back on this time in my life and it will all make sense. It may not be easy now and I may not know how things are going to end, but the even though I don’t know how things will work out, I know that God will see me through.