Now some of you might've read that title and thought, there is no way her life or my life can possibly change in just a few days. Well, to start off I have had faith my entire life but how deep I was into it was questionable, as may some of you might agree with me. I had a very long winter break from college and it gave me a lot to think about and to do for that fact. I was given the opportunity to be a group leader on my church's trip to Kalahari. My church takes this trip every year and it's over the span of three days.
The first day we get there around 6:30 p.m. and our first session didn't start till about 9:00 p.m. later that night. Our speaker for the weekend is a man named David Nasser. He is a very powerful speaker and relates his message to his own personal experience or will even ask us questions to tie the message into something that we will understand. He talked about how people care more about the inside than the outside.
Now we are all guilty of this no matter what you say. A lot of people judge off the first thing we see of people rather than their personality. That has stuck with me. I rather people judge me based on my personal character and how I carry myself rather than judging me on if my outfit is up to date or if I did my hair that day.
"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." — Galatians 2:20 New International Version (NIV)
There are people who say that are a Christian and they very may as well be but do they show it? Expressing your love for God and not being afraid to talk about it is such a big step in someone's life.
David spoke on John Chapter 17. John 17:21 states,
"that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me."
Expressing your love for God is not something to be ashamed of. Talking about God, singing about him is something you should be proud of. Putting your hand up during worship because you feel the spirit of God moving through you! Break the cliques you might be apart of that are holding you back from who you feel that you need to be!
Being comfortable in who you are is so important! Don't be afraid to be the odd one out in the group. Invite your friends to church, blast your worship music when you're getting ready. Being happy about who you are is NOTHING to be ashamed of. I learned to be comfortable about my faith and I get very excited to talk about God with my friends and inviting people to Church on Sunday and groups Thursday night. I found out that God is telling me to tell people about him, and leading kids towards his word. Showing kids that God is there for them. I was once lost but now I am found!