Category Archives: teen blog

Are you living Christlike?

When we do sin, God has given us the opportunity to repent. And a lot of people misunderstand the term “repent”
Repentance is not just simply apologizing for the sin you have done, but it also means to change, to turn away from.
Yes, we are saved no matter what if we have already received him as our savior… But, we still should try our hardest to live a pure lifestyle. Pure from sin.

We should strive every single day to be walking demonstrations of who Jesus is.
We’re humans, it’s natural for us to mess up… And anyone can mess up, but heres the test… Do we keep committing sins and brush it off? Or do we run to Jesus and lay it at the cross?

But I think as long as our heart is in the right place, and we keep trying to perfect ourselves, that eventually were going to become more and more God like. And as you keep making those changes, you become stronger every day. I think it’s kind of like working out, you have to exercise it every second of the day. You have to become a bodybuilder in His kingdom.

It takes a strong heart to come to the realization… That if I mess up, it’s okay because I know I am already forgiven. It’s okay because Gods grace is so sufficient! Grace. I freaking love that.
I love the comfort of knowing that He loves me so much, that when I mess up and fall down, he’s there to pick me back up and tell me to try again.
That feels so good!

So much life spoken into my little heart today

I’m at a women’s conference at my home church with some of the most amazing women I could possibly be around.
This morning, an incredible speaker spoke to us about what it means to be beautiful, and how to have an intimate relationship with Jesus.
Here’s what I’ve processed this far.

Beauty.
God makes us beautiful. I am me and you are you. We should not look at other women and think…”gosh, I want to be her.” We are gods own creation. He has created us with our own type of beauty and our own callings.
It doesn’t matter what other people say about us… What matters is what Jesus says about us, and Jesus says were beautiful! When we call ourselves fat and ugly, we are speaking over Gods word and drowning him out. You are beautiful. I am beautiful. Because we have the spirit of The Lord within us.

Relationships.
Relationships are extremely important to us women. We want a man who will share his true feeling with us. When we make covenant relationship with a man, blood is shed. When we make covenant relationship with God, blood is shed. But in a covenant, we have to talk to each other. Marriage is a developmental process that happens in our lives. That’s how we need to look at our salvation with Christ. He will transform us from glory to glory to glory.
When were in a relationship with a man, we want to know every little detail about him because somehow, if we know the little things like his first crush, or his favorite teacher… It makes him more of ours. But the question is, how many of us are like that towards Jesus? How many of us are craving to know every single detail about him?
That being said, reading about someone doesn’t make a relationship. Relationships are a two way street. Relationships require communication.
God wants our hearts. When were connected to his heart, he’s connected to ours.
So when communicating with God, how do we hear him speak?
1. Quiet yourself. Be still to know that HE IS God.
2. Fix your eyes on Jesus.
3. Spontaneous thoughts ARE from him!
4. Write it down so that it becomes more clear to you.

Don’t just believe IN God. Believe him. He Perseus us to our potential. He calls us out of our identity, and into the identity He has for us.

Happy Saturday yall. ☺️

Motives.

Let me ask you something.
What are your motives for some of the things that you do?
Go ahead, ask yourself.
What are your motives for spreading a rumor you heard about so and so today?
What are your motives for not liking someone?
Be honest with yourself. Maybe you’re just a little jealous because someone has something you have? Maybe not.

Now ask yourself what your motives are for facebook/instagram/Twitter.
Are my motives to get likes or followers?
Are my motives to be nosey?
Are my motives to seek for acceptance and approval?

I’ve come to the realization that maybe those are my own motives. Maybe those are your motives too.
Why do I need approval from people.
Why do I need to feel accepted by people I don’t see on a daily basis, or even from people Ive never even met?
I only need to be accepted by God. Gods not on social media.

Maybe our motives should be for ministry purposes. Maybe social media is in our lives to spread his word easier.

Think on that for awhile. And before you do anything in life that may be “unbiblical thinking” go ahead and ask yourself, what are my motives for doing this?

Megs.

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Though this journal Is a giant book of messy, bipolar thoughts, I’m thankful that I’m still able to recognize that even though the chaos, Jesus can bring you out of your messy thoughts and into His peace.

So to my writer friends out there… Remember that Jesus already knows what you’re thinking about. It’s a matter of, if you’re willing to let him in and help you climb out of the madness.

Love you guys!
Megs.

Attacks, Attacks, Attacks.

I have recently been struggling with the fact that my family members or people i look highly to are currently attacking me and ambitions to go to Africa in January due to the whole Ebola epidemic.

Let me just make something clear, in the most respectful way I can (Which may not come off completely respectful but oh well).

There is absolutely nothing that anyone can say that will scare me from going to Africa in January. I understand your concerns for my health and safety… But I’m not scared. I have faith.
Jeremiah 1:19 says, they will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you.
If there’s anything I’ve learned over the past year, it’s that Gods word is TRUE.
Wherever I go under the lords calling, He will protect me. I know exactly what I am walking into. I know exactly what the outcomes could be. But most importantly, I know that God is more powerful than the Devil. It says in the bible that Jesus has called us to do bigger things than he. And if you don’t believe me, check it out for yourself in John 14:12. NO LIMITS YALL. I intend on doing everything I can do to live up to that calling! 

I’ve had people tell me that I’m suffering from a “maturity issue” WHAT EVEN. A maturity issue? I’m sorry, I didn’t realize that me listening to what the lord is calling me to do is a “maturity issue.” I’m sorry if I seem a little rude or fed up. But, I’m Insulted. It’s insulting because to me, that sounds like they’re questioning if i know the voice of God or not.

It makes my heart sad that people don’t see it the way I’m seeing it. No one will understand unless they have a calling like this on their life. The difference is, I am choosing to be obedient to God by actually going out and doing something instead of sitting on my butt behind a computer screen/phone not doing anything and insulting the people who are actually doing something. & SO WHAT if i have to be quarantined the second i get back. MY MISSION WAS TO HELP THOSE IN NEED AND THATS WHAT I SHALL DO. I don’t care what it brings onto my life. I don’t care if i catch Ebola. Because I did it all for a bigger cause! 

& if I were to get Ebola and die, or be murdered in some kind of war zone, (which I mean, come on… The chances are super low) then I would go out doing the lords work… And in my books, there’s nothing more honorable than that.

Sooooooo. In the nicest way possible… Please just save your breath. There’s no talking me out of this one. Don’t waste your energy on telling me things I’ve already heard a hundred times. Instead, use your energy on praying Psalms 91 hedge of protection over me, because im a stubborn girl.
There will always be people out there that just won’t understand until they’ve had a calling like this on their life.
You can approve, or you can disapprove… But I’m doing it anyways. And a huge thanks to all of those who believe in me.

Ps. Let me just point something out.

Confirmed cases of Ebola in Uganda, Africa (where I will be) – 0
Confirmed cases of Ebola in Dallas, Texas (40 miles from my house) – 2

Take that haters.

I hate dating

Something that has just really been on my mind a lot.
I really just want to skip the dating part of life, and just be happily married. I just cant really bring myself to go on dates these days. And its not that I have feelings for anyone else or anything… My heart just wont allow it! I cant bring myself to hang out with a man, knowing that thats not the person I’m going to marry. Its the weirdest feeling & it makes me look like a total jerk.

I will admit that my standards may seem a little high, but I don’t really feel like theres anything wrong with that. I don’t even feel like my standards are THAT high. I just want an intellectual Jesus loving man that has a calling on his life to travel, being the hands and feet of Jesus. Someone who isn’t afraid to pray out loud for strangers. Someone who isn’t afraid to surrender himself to Jesus during worship and lift his hands. Someone who will sit with me when were going through a hard time, and just say.. “lets pray”. Someone who would be willing to put their life in danger by traveling to a 3rd world country to help people! Someone who I cant sit with and talk about very deep stuff. Someone who will inspire me to grow in my walk with God in a whole new way.

I know thats a lot… but in my opinion, those standards aren’t high enough. Every single human on this planet needs to be like that. Thats how were called to be. To LOVE jesus and to LOVE people. To be walking demonstrations of who Jesus is.

It just seems like my standards are high, because we don’t come across people like this very often these days & that scares me.

Megs.

My Sunday

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Has been nothing but lazy.
I woke up and went to church. Worship was incredible.
And then I came home and spent my entire day reading blogs and watching the netflix series “Revolution.”

I don’t really have much to say today. My brain is pretty much on overload from all the reading I’ve done.
But tomorrow’s Monday, and I vow to make it an incredible week.
You do the same.

I love you all.
Megs.

It Gets Easier

And I know how impossible it is to realize that when something heart breaking is happening in your life. But don’t give up. Don’t give into the Devils sly ways of making you think that this feeling will last forever. It won’t. You’re going to be fine. You are loved. Not just by the physical world, but by the spiritual world. Jesus does not set one up for failure. Smile more, pray more, look up and praise God. And even if you have no reason to give thanks… Say thank you for the cross.
You’ll look back on this situation one day and be thankful because of how it changed you. Your current battles are making you stronger.

Megs.

Things To Remember:

  • Just because you wake up feeling like a failure doesn’t mean you are one.
  • Just because people change doesn’t mean you have to let abusive people back into your life. Love them from a distance
  • It’s okay to share your feelings in a relationship.
  • Jesus is good even when I do not see it, and even when i do not hear Him.

If you are feeling low today, look to Jesus. If you are filled with shame and guilt, look to Jesus. If fear be dormant in your soul, look to Jesus. If you have lungs with air and a heart that beats, look to Jesus. For only in Him is there everlasting refuge to be found. 

I love you all.
Megs.

A Dose Of Frustration

I’m not a negative person by any means. I’m typically always smiling or laughing. However, I am human and i do have my downward spirals every once in awhile.
The lack of consideration in men is just what’s really getting to me today. No, I’m not talking about men my age.. I’m talking about adult men who are well past their teenage years and should already have a life established for themselves.
1. If a man decides to get married, you know, make COVENANT, with a female… Then you need to honor that decision. You need to honor your vows. You need to honor that promise between you, that woman, and God.
Yes. God. Your marriage isn’t about you and your wife, it’s about you and your wife HONORING God. GROWING in God. SERVING for God. TOGETHER. And if you can’t grasp the concept that that’s how God calls our marriages to be… Then you’re not ready for marriage.
2. If you’re a father, and you have made the conscious decision to have kids… Or maybe it was an accident (you made the decision to have premarital sex knowing that there was a risk of having a child.) It is your duty, your obligation, your responsibility to follow through with the outcome. It stuns me how many children are growing up without fathers. Do you not realize that you are an essential to life? Do you not realize that we need male figures like fathers to be able to learn how to trust men? To know what to look for in a husband? Do you know that leaving your child is damaging? Who is supposed to protect us until we find our husbands? Who is supposed to walk us down the isle? Who is supposed to be our children’s grandfather?

This applies to women too.
Actually… This just applies to everyone. There are way to many deadbeat people in this world who are running away for their own selfish reasons. How about instead of running away and hiding when things get bad, your turn to God. You cry out for help. You seek for answers from God.
Put down your marihuana joints, turn away from the liquor bottle, and do everyone a favor and get your freaking life together.
Drugs and alcohol aren’t going to do that for you buddy. Only God will.