There was once a prince. Yes, a prince. This prince was different. He had a strong faith in God and was kind and caring. He loved everyone and would do anything to help them. He had all the privileges of being royal: sat on the throne next to the king, helped with the armies, and knew all that was going on in the kingdom. He was the wisest of the wise, and the bravest of the brave, but one day he decided to give it all away because he thought his chances to help the people were better out in the world living like they were. He moved far away from home to a place where no one knew of him. he left his sparkling crown and royal courters to live the life of a servant. He went from splendid meals and plush beds to not having a home and finding his own food. His life changed dramatically.
He humbled himself and lived the life of an average person. He became rejected and threatened because of his believes. He saw a world full of struggling people and wanted to share his God with them. But they didn't accept him. They threw him in jail when he did nothing wrong. Even still, his faith didn't waver. He was kind to the people who beat him. He loved them, and he prayed for God to forgive them. He challenged people with his words and made them rethink Christianity. But, one day after he was thrown into jail, the people had a choice. They could either release him, the one who didn't do anything, or they could release a thief who had stolen from various people in their community. "Release the thief!" they shouted. So the righteous man who gave it all away because he saw a chance to save people was tied to a cross and left to die.
This incredible prince gave everything up so he could change people's lives and make them rethink the world. He got many people to follow God, and he showed the world what Christianity is supposed to look like. His name? Jesus.
As we live our lives, we should think of the prince who gave everything up to help people. We should model our lives after Him, so that the world sees God in us. So when people look at Christians, they don't see the word hypocrite wrote in big letters on our foreheads. We should live like Christ. Like the four college students in the movie One Nation Under God said, "We should stop acting the Christian life and start living it." It's time for Christians to wake up and realize that the way we live our lives needs to change.
You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Though He was God, He did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, He gave up His divine privileges; He took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When He appeared in human form, He humbled himself before God and died a criminal's death on a cross. -Philippians 2 5-7
Basically, I am a teen. Just like every other teen out there. I face numerous challenges everyday. I have many hopes and dreams, many fears and insecurities that I let hold me back. There is so much that goes on in my life. Sometimes it is a struggle. Life is hard, and that is what this blog is about.