Knowing God

knowinggodLife’s been a mix of craziness and excitement and new things, while at the same time there are just days that I’m struggling to find joy and hope in life. Where I’m struggling to find meaning and satisfaction in life. There are so many choices to make, decisions that will affect my life forever…and I just feel at a loss. I don’t know what to do sometimes. I feel like sometimes I’m just getting nowhere.Read More »

Advertisements

Are You Confident?

are-you-confident

Sorry about missing last Friday’s post! I will say that this time it wasn’t my own laziness or procrastinator-ness (That’s a word, right?). It was because power went out on the WHOLE island of Puerto Rico. There was an explosion at the power plant and then everyone’s power went out. That happened Wednesday afternoon. We didn’t get power until Friday morning. Then it cut out for like four hours in the afternoon until it finally came on for good. Though because of what’s happened, I’ve heard reports that Puerto Rico will have random blackouts for the next THREE months. So, yeah, I didn’t skip a post purposely.

Read More »

When We Don’t Know God’s Will For Us

When We Don't KnowAt some point in our Christian lives, we are all told to follow God’s will for our life. To be what He has created us to be.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take.

But what about when we don’t know God’s will for our lives?

What about the times when we don’t know our purpose?

We were created to glorify God, but how are we to spend our lives glorifying Him? There are many different ways to go about it.

This has been on my mind a lot lately. I’m trying to finish high school (I only got two more years left! *freaks out*), but I’m also trying to get started with some early college classes this coming school year. To do that, I have to start to make a plan for what I’m studying and working towards to be. And, to tell you the truth, I’m really not sure. I got plenty (too many) ideas, but I’ve made no decisive decisions.

So questions like “What am I going to do with my life?”, “What is God’s plan for me?”, and “What is my purpose?” have gone through my mind over and over.

I know the Bible has given instructions to us on how to live. It teaches us to love our enemies and to live like each day is our last. It has even given us a task to fulfill during our lifetimes.

Matthew 28:18-20

Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

But the Bible doesn’t tell me what type of career I’m supposed to have. Or how I’m to go about my life. Or what is the best way I’m to glorify Him.

But the Bible does tell me how I can get the answers that I seek.

Philippians 4:6-7

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

He tells us to pray. To pray and to trust in Him.

Romans 12:12

Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.

God tells us to be patient. To wait. And waiting is one of the hardest things to do, I know.

Of course, I don’t have all the answers for you or for myself. But we have to trust that God does have a plan, a purpose, for our lives. Isn’t that what our faith is Christ is based on? Trust? Belief in the unseen?

All you must do, all you can do, is keep praying and wait for the answers God is sure to give you.

Never stop praying.

-G. Paige

 

Just A Fact

tag-wordpress

Hello everyone! Today I’m posting tag that I got tagged in. Thank you Mary Kate for the tag! I love tags! I hope that you enjoy this post and learn a little bit more about me.

A Fact About Me: 

If you saw me in real life, I’d be the person on the sidelines of a group. I’m very quiet and shy (Though, I’m definitely not as shy as I used to be.). I’m not as comfortable in a group than by myself or with a close friend.

But even though I am quiet, I have struggled with self-control. I have a hot temper which pops up very easily. It almost always happens because of problems with my siblings. That is not an excuse, but that is how it usually happens. Unless it is schoolwork. Ugh…I can get so frustrated with my schoolwork.

This is something I still struggle with. Sometimes I think I have gotten better with it, while other times I think it has gotten worse. Either way, I know that only with God can I overcome my faults. I can’t save myself. That is impossible. I need to keep trying to get control of my anger, and I think I don’t always try hard enough. Of course, I can’t just try. I need to trust and pray to God for guidance.

If you struggle with something, remember to not rely on yourself. You can’t overcome it on your own. Pray to God for help and just keep trusting in Him.

Luke 18:27

He replied, “What is impossible for people is possible with God.”

Guidelines:

  • Take the banner and paste it to your post.
  • Tell a single, meaningful fact about who you are.
  • Explain this fact as open, and explanatory as you can.
  • Tag at least one other blogger, and give a reason why you think they should do this.
  • Add a Bible verse to close out this tag.
  • Thank the blogger who tagged you.
  • Have fun!

Tagged:

You seems to do a few tags now and then. So this might be a great opportunity to know more about you.

I don’t know if you want to do this, but I’d love to learn more about the author of The Blades of Acktar.

Morgan, I think you would do great with this kind of tag.

You’ve been a great friend. I would love to see what you would say for this!

Your posts are so fun! I think it would be awesome to see you do this.

I love chatting with you on Goodreads and I love the tags you do.

You just started a blog and so I’d love to be the first person to tag you in something.

-G. Paige

Why are We Even Here?

ahr2Do you ever feel…lost? I know the feeling. The feeling of not knowing where you are heading. Or, why you are even here? I think that sometimes we get so wrapped up in life that we forget the real point of life, of living. It is a very important thing to remember, but too easily we will take it for granted and, well…forget about it. I mean, we all got like a thousand things to be doing each day, right? But in doing all the thousands of things that need to get done, are you taking time to prioritize the right things in your life? Or, have you lost sight of the goal in the ruff and tumble of life? I know that I do.

So as the new year begins, as we start this year with a new perspective and new resolutions, let’s also make sure that our priorities are straight.

First off, a reminder of why we are living: to glorify God. That’s it. To glorify Him in any way possible.

Genesis 1:26-27

Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground.” So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

You know what is so neat about this? He created us out of dirt. That is about the lowest form of matter that He could have possibly used. But then He made us in His own image. His image. No other living being is created in His image. Only us.

Psalms 147:12

Glorify the LORD, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion!

How can we glorify God? I believe that there are so many different to glorify Him. So I won’t go through them all. But there are some I want to briefly talk about.

One is by worshiping God. All that takes is to sing, maybe out loud or maybe in your heart.

Another is reading His Word. Through that we can grow closer to God. It is quite a simple thing to do, but I think that because most have the option of always available, we don’t do it. There are people around the world who don’t have Bibles but would love for the chance to read one like we can.

Prayer. That can be very powerful in glorifying God. Jesus taught us how to pray. I think that means that it is important to him, so it should be important to us.

One of the most important ways to glorify God is by following His commands, especially about spreading the Gospel to the ends of the earth. That doesn’t have to mean going to a foreign country and teaching people (though that may be what some people are called to do), we can spread the Gospel right in our hometowns. By being kind and when the right opportunity presents itself, share the Gospel. It is amazing what kindness can do for a person.

As this new year starts, let’s remember why we’re here. A lot of time we do get lost and lose our way, but we just need to run back to God. He is the only one who can truly give you meaning to life.

This is a new year with fresh possibilities and hopes and dreams. Some may just come true. So through everything we do, may we do it for God’s glory.

-G. Paige