Thursday, June 28, 2012

All HE Says I Am

I am all He says I am.
        I am everything He has made me to be, and I am going to places filled with His majesty.  I can't wait to discover who He has planned me to be.  I am new...through a God that I can't explain; however, I know that the best things in life are unable to be explained through human knowledge and words.  I know that a love so deep and wide can't even begin to be defined.  This love is unique because there is no one else who can love like He can.  There is no other relationship like this.  
        This relationship isn't just religion.  It isn't just a list of guidelines to keep us out of trouble.  It isn't just a belief.  My relationship with Jesus came upon me like falling in love.  I fell in love with my Savior, and I am still in love with who He is and what He does for me everyday.  I fell in love with the fact that He set me free from everything I feared.  He made me new because I can't live this life by myself.  I may not be accepted by people in this world, but I am accepted in the eyes of my heavenly Father.  He knows I'm not perfect and that I make mistakes, as forgiveness is the greatest gift He gives.  
        My true love is unlike anything or anyone else I know.  My true love comes from a place of heart where no human being can be described.  This love is too pure to be seen here on Earth because this world is a place filled with sins:  yes, these sins that have been defeated and destroyed by love, yet there is still no complete knowledge of how incredible this love really is.  This true love is too strong to be torn apart by evil.  Evil has been demolished, and Christ has won the battle of a lifetime...the battle of salvation.  

What is love?  What is "true love" even all about?  
If Christ isn't true love, then I surely can't explain what is!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

What Are You Searching For?

Since the day I was born, I wasn’t searching for the right dream.  The dream at the center of my heart was designated to make me shine, but it kept slipping through my hands and out of my grip.  I tried to run away from my sins to keep focus on the light that could make me shine, but I eventually figured out that sin was inescapable without Jesus.  I was scratching through the surface of who my culture wanted me to be when I was supposed to be defining myself through Christ.  I wasn’t seeking the identity of who I could be with God.  I was too busy trying to figure out what dreams I could have where I would be the only one in the spotlight. 

Last summer, I finally started to break away from my culture’s identity definition to bloom towards who God wanted me to be.  I focused my dreams on glorifying God instead of myself and found more pleasure with each new day.  During that summer, not only did my dreams change, but my heart did too.  My testimony became a story to share with others, it became a journey into God’s hands, and it has also become my greatest story of salvation.  When I asked Jesus into my heart, I asked Him to undo what I had become so that I could define myself through His grace and mercies. 

I am no longer seen for who my culture begs me to be.
I am now seen through the eyes of Christ.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Chasing Your Dreams

This world is full of hidden voices that distract me from discovering the dreams within my identity.  I believe in my dreams to keep me aiming toward the goals that I want to achieve.  Even when I temporarily become blinded from my dreams, I always have hope to hold onto within my heart.  Dreams are a part of creation that are meant to be taken seriously, as they can direct you to the future that you will someday have.  Only God knows where we will be in the future, but it is important to have goals to motivate yourself while getting there.

Personally, my dreams serve as the goals in which I strain to reach.  When you have a dream, you are devoted to an idea that has a special, personal meaning.  A dream is reached by taking action upon being the best you can be and working to accomplish the goals you have always dreamed about.  Dreams can cause confusion and struggle at times, but they provide the success in which we work hard for.

A dream is not only a goal but also a journey.  There is a path in which you must take in order to discover the success of a dream.  Along the way, things may get rough, but you should never forget to smile.  Nothing worth having comes easily, and the dreams that you desperately want to reach require hard work.  The best part about achieving a goal is knowing that the hard work paid off once you look back.  The best feeling is knowing that you worked hard to receive what you were rewarded.

Dreams are just the beginning.  Once you reach your dreams, they become your reality.  You finally get to live the life you have always imagined.  Dreams make your whole life brighter, as they make you feel accomplished.  The most amazing part about dreams is that they never end.  You can't control your fear, but you can control how you defeat fear.  In order to achieve a new dream, you have to do something you have never done before.  It may be scary or intimidating, but it is so worth it when you think of where your headed.  You have amazing potential if you train your mind to believe in yourself.  God will get you there.