Truth be told I never thought I would get the strength to take this path, but here I am blogging about my journey with Christ. Taking Bible study plans and posting pictures of scriptures on Instagram. Mind you when I post these pictures I still have a pang in my heart that wants me to withdraw but then I challenge that feeling and exalt Jesus instead.
And this all boils down to being obedient and trusting in God that he is leading me in the way he wants me to go. This has been burning in my heart for quite some time but I was just so afraid to take that step, to take that leap and be Christ's ambassador. I am still embracing that, I am still battling daily to embrace that..
If God is calling you to come forth for him, you are going to experience a lot of conflicting feelings. You are going to be faced with some serious decision making, but it is a very simple choice to make yet holds such a weight and yields a huge impact in ones life. And these conflicting emotions are when the enemy is trying to distract you from making the decision your heart yearns to make.
I was afraid(and still am) mostly about what my friends are going to think of me. I have always stayed true to my paths form a very young age. I have always made known my values and beliefs to those around me but when it came to this, I started having that disease of being worried about what these same people are going to think of me.
And I believe this is what most young people struggle with and later on in life you kind of get mad at yourself that you were not brave enough. We all know that fear is not of God, it says so in scripture, God did not give us fear. Then we should know when fear arises for whatever reason it is, is not from God.
2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.I can imagine how hard it is for young people to go through this without any support because of how the world has become. Being obedient to God is seen as not cool, you are viewed as backward, you are not keeping up with the trend - the cause of so many young Christians living a secular life. The way of God does not follow the way of the world. When taking this journey you are setting yourself apart for God's work.
My encouragement to you is to be brave and not be ashamed, you do not want to be ashamed of what Jesus did for us. Take heart because you are going to be judged about the sudden change of life, you are going to receive blows in places you won't expect so brace yourself. And when these blows come , rejoice because that is when your faith is being strengthened. I have not received any criticism yet but I expect it. It is better to prepare for the worst, not everyday is all sunshine and rainbows, but with Christ you can still rejoice in it. Ask Holy Spirit to be with you and walk with you. Everyday I choose Christ over my fears and insecurities, so you too will have to make that choice.
God's spirit is overflowing, grab at it while you still can. I hope this has blessed and has brought you closer to Jesus, it is all for him.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”Until next post, God bless