Have you ever wanted something so bad that you seem to forget all other things? Have you ever wished for something so much that it hurt? Have you ever crave or felt the need for something so much that you lost sight of what life is really about?
I have. When I was in High School, I wanted a horse so bad that I nagged Mom and Dad about it all of the time. I was never satisfied with their answer of, "We can't even have a horse because we have no place to put it. Plus a horse is really expensive because of the tack, feed, and vet care." I always thought that I couold convense them otherwise and that the money would be worth it. And the thing is I still think that the money would have been worth it, but we could not afford it at that time. At one point I was so determined that I made a 20 page powerpoint. I was determined to have a horse. It was bad to say the least. But I finally realized how selfish I was being and I felt terrible. I finally stopped nagging and just kept my want known, but it wasn't something I thought could by anymeans happen. So I stopped asking.
The reason I am telling you this is because that is how we should want God (Not the whole not asking anymore because I knew it would not happen, but all the other stuff about cravign something soo much). We should crave God. We should want God in our lives that much. We should wish for his guidance that much. We should feel a huge void in our lives when we try to avoid God. We should feel a giant need for Him.
"Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can to all things through Him who gives strengthens me."
This verse tells up how important God is in our lives by telling us what it has done for apostle Paul. He said that in whatever the situation he is content or ok with it. He even knows how to get though bad times and good times and still be the the best person that he could be. Isn't that amazing that he knew how to handle and manage in all situations? I think it is! He could do all that because of GOD!
And that is the kind of faith that I want. That is the kind of person I want to be. That is how I want to live. And now, my question is this: How do you want to live? What kind of live do you want to lead? What kind of faith are you striving for?
About the Author:
I am Bridges or at least on here I am. Basically, I am a teen. 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, and that what this site is about.
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