Get Busy Living

It comes down to a simple choice: get busy dying or get busy living. The beauty of Christianity is that we’re all given a choice, a choice that could essentially make or break us. God gives us a choice of whether or not we want to follow Him. By making the choice to follow Him, we change how we are seen through everything. The way you live your life says a lot about you. If you don’t exude Christ, people will notice. Making the choice to follow Jesus is one that should be done with your whole heart. You can’t be lukewarm. If you want God to change your life and want to change the lives of others through your faith, lukewarm isn’t an option. You can’t choose what you want to give up to him. You can’t choose one day to live for him and another to not. Your pursuit after God has to be steadfast. I’ve had many years to learn this, and still am. I’m no where near perfection, and never will be. But as long as I continue to live lukewarm, I’m not living. I’m not only not living, I’m not living out God’s purpose he has for me. Therefore I have to make a choice, a daily choice or really, a constant choice to get busy living.

  

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Words

Certain things are grained in your mind forever. They’re things that a little voice constantly reminds you of when you’re up or when you’re down. Those things are what some people said to me because they didn’t realize the hurt and the truth I saw behind their words. I’ve had people say to me, “You know you’d be beautiful if you just lost some weight.” I’ve even had people call me “little head, big body.” Words aren’t a mere thing people can forget. The phrase, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words may never hurt me” has never been true. Words cut the deepest. Words cut even deeper when they come from someone close to you. I’ve had people that are very close to me make snide remarks about my size without even noticing it. Those comments cut deeper than any of the other stuff that’s been said to me. Why? Because those comments come from people who are supposed to lift me up and to love me despite my flaws. However, I’ve come to realize the only one who can love me despite my flaws is God, my unconditional Savior. He constantly reminds me that I am beautiful no matter what. That I am beautiful even if my body is disproportionate. Because of him, I know that those snide remarks can’t hurt the beauty that rests inside of me. I am beautiful. Words don’t define me. What the people don’t know is that I continue to struggle to see that beauty in me because of them. They don’t know what I’d do to be a size two. They don’t see how their words affect me. But they don’t see what my God sees either. He sees perfection. He sees beauty. And because of him, I know I can overcome anything. I can overcome my weight. I can overcome those snide remarks. I can overcome the voice that tells me I’m not good enough or the voice that tells me I can’t do it. And most of all, I can overcome hurtful words. I am more than that. I am beautiful. I am His. 

 

Dance in the Rain

Today, I’m gonna believe
in what’s good for me,
I’m gonna find myself,
in a world where people,
are consumed in themselves.
I’m gonna dream about what
people consider impossible,
and I’m gonna remember that
it does not matter what you
look like on the outside, but
rather who you are on the inside.
I’m gonna show all my loved ones,
that I truly do love them.
I’m gonna live in this time,
not the past or the future.
I’m gonna know where I am
and who I am, no matter
what others think.
I’m gonna shine,
like a star,
in this dark place.
I’m gonna dance in
the rain and sing
through the storm.

Passion

I wanna have the passion to move forward

to live through my mistakes & blessings

and have the passion to direct myself to what’s best in life.

I wanna have the passion

to reach out to others

about what their life is missing.

I wanna have the passion

to praise God in everything I do

no matter how difficult it is.

I wanna have the passion

to speak my mind

about the things that matter to me.

I wanna have the passion

to fulfill my desire

of teaching people how to love God.

I wanna have the passion

to live out my purpose

that God put me here for.

I wanna have the passion

to show everybody

the passion I have for both life & God.

A Daring Thought

Today is the day

that I am obliged to say

my heart is at bay

with the world’s way

of coming to play

with wars a hair away.

I contemplate the fact

that one day we will act

as if we cannot interact

with others who have our back.

I sincerely hope

that there is rope

that will help us not slope

into a drought of mope.