"By saying there is not truth you are implying that you are speaking truth. And if you are taking notes ladies and gentleman that is called an arguement that commits suicide. It's like saying my brother is an only child or I can't speak a word in English--as soon as you say it--it is not true"
I had a lovely time with my Lauren friend tonight.
She makes me want to be a better person and it revives my soul when I spend time with her. It is so refreshing to spend time who shares your opinions about Christianity and what Gods heart is.
We talked about how lukewarm people in churches
How God has called us for so much more
And how church has become a show and how we beg people to come.
And is that what Jesus did?
Now here is where I'm going to be scarily honest.
I kind of changed my thought process--and not for a good reason. When my boyfriend and I started dating--I changed how I thought about things because I didn't want to "scare" him off. I tried to become less radical--less crazy--less ridiculous. I rationalized it--told myself that I was wrong before.
Slowly though over the past year or so God's been chipping away at my issues. And changing me and Stephen as well. As I see how drastically Stephen's changed--even in the way he thinks about things, it's reminding me to trust God.
If he is the man for me--then God will be faithful to mold him into the man that he is meant to be just as he promised to faithfully mold me into the woman that I need to be.
And I need to trust God.
Cause when it comes down to it--it's a trust issue.
Do I trust God enough to give him everything?
Even my feelings?
Do I believe that God is going to hold my heart and my hand gently?
Do I believe that He works everything out for the good of those who love Him?
You know one of the things that really annoys me is when people make huge over arching generalizations about groups of people. Especially about those of the opposite gender.
Women: "All men are jerks, liars and *explicative*"
Men: "All women are moody, backstabbing and dumb"
Excuse me? Ladies and gentleman. Are we still in kindergarten? I'm sorry but the whole "boys are better than girls" and "girls are better than boys" has been old to me since I was 6. I remember telling girls, "Girls are better than boys at somethings and boys are better than girls at somethings."
None of the girls liked that very much.
Seriously though--I see and hear alot of the young men and women my age still carrying on this ridiculousness and it's just one of my pet peeves.
Women Can men be jerks? Yes. Can they lie? Yes. News flash ladies! So can we. And honestly there are douche bag guys out there who are retarded and are only concerned about themselves. But honestly--going to a club and trying to find a boyfriend there...probablyyy isn't the best place to look.
Men Can women be moody? Yes. Can we be backstabbing? I'm sure Can we be dumb? Yes. So can you honestly though. And not all women are ditzy, dumb, and klutzy. I don't think I am dumb or ditzy. I think I can carry on a intelligent conversations and not come across as an idiot. I will admit I am a klutz though lol
Here's the truth ladies and gentlemen.
We are all screw ups.
Yes--you heard me right ALLLLLL of us. Men and women.
We are all human and we will all hurt each other. We all are sinners.
As long as we live in the broken world--we will hurt other and we will be hurt by others. It's because we need to be redeemed.
So let's stop focusing on how everyone else has problems and how everyone else is hurting people. Lets focus on what we can do.
How can we bring joy to people? How can we show compassion and love to those around us?
"We are an odd race capable of both martyrdom and murder, poetry and rape, worship and abortion. And Christianity explains why: we are both the Spirit-breathed children of God and the expelled rebels of the kingdom. In the ways that matter most, we're all from the Garden of Eden. We've all listened to the snake. Yet we're also children of the Father. We are far worse than we would ever on our own admit and loved by God more deeply than we would ever dare to dream. We are both worthless and priceless, terrorist and saints, lost and homeward bound." -Sailing Between the Stars