So the title of this blog just popped into my mind a few days ago… but I’ve slowly been writing this for a few weeks lol. I just have been busy OUT OF MY MIND the last few weeks. I do go to community college through a special advancement program even though I am a high school senior. Plus I’m applying for tons of scholarships and colleges so I do apologize for not putting out a “legit” post so to speak for so long. Hopefully you enjoy this one because I’m still super-busy but I somehow managed to get it out… I think God wanted it done lol because without his help this blog wouldn’t be up for anyone to see. So time for me to stop talking and the actual blog to begin 😀
You may be asking yourself why the title: Lights, Camera, From the Top! The reason is because all of our blessings in life comes from the top (God). Everything that we do around other people is caught on those people’s mental cameras and finally whatever we think there are lights on us. This is because people should know we are Christians. If you aren’t sure that people know you’re different than the world you need pray to God and find ways to live life loud for him 🙂 If you are living for him then you know the pressure… and that means people are going to judge us on a higher scale whether we like it or not.
The thing everyone needs to realize is that we all make a difference in the world. Are there some people how can impact more people than you and I ever could? Yes. However, the thing is that we can impact whoever is in our lives in a way only we can because God has set us up for those specific opportunities. Dang that was a loaded sentence haha; reread it again if you must! I think many people just think that what they do doesn’t matter. It does!!! Like I just said, God has ordained your life before you even were born. He wants you to live for him and make a difference in the world. Too many people sit back on their haunches and make excuses… really? Jesus freakin’ died for your soul; you should be giving him absolutely everything that you can muster. It’s not a matter of should you make a difference-it’s a matter of when and how are you going to do it. It’s a matter of giving up yourself and surrendering to God and letting him take control of your life all the way down to the last little bit. We can’t make the decision to live for God on our own terms because without his help on his terms we can’t do it. What if everyone decided to not hold back? What if we all promised our brothers and sisters in Christ to have one another’s back and not be afraid to live life loud? What ifs should be we wills (that sounds funny for some reason lol). I’m seeing this idea carried out and to be part of it makes me so excited 🙂
As Christians, we can’t stop the expectations that people are going to have of us because of our faith. So we should just rest in God because we don’t have to worry about the standards others impose on us. I know I’ve been saved by God’s grace and it is MORE than enough for me! So when people put those expectations on us and we feel like we have a bulls eye on our back we need to forget about theirs and follow God’s standards. That is where reading the Bible comes into play. You’ve most likely heard this before: you NEED to study in God’s word. It is IMPERATIVE that you do it every day. We not only get renewed by the words of God but we learn his laws and rules that he has given us; therefore, we just have to follow those. Once you learn what God wants you to do then you can figure out the false expectations that the world has given us as well as the true ones. We just have to live God’s principles out and then we don’t have to worry at all because we are following him with all our heart, soul and mind 🙂
Every blessing that we have been given comes straight from God! He has given me so many blessings and they become more apparent day after day. My schedule has been absolutely out of the roof for quite awhile now but the blessings pervade my busy schedule and remind me of whom God is. I just checked the calendar and I’m graduating from high school in less than five months… it’s absolutely crazy! I tend to reflect on things and I have realized that my high school years have been so freakin’ awesome!!! If I counted every blessing God has given me in my high school years we would be here quite awhile. The first thing is that I have made SO many friends in high school and every single one of them is incredibly awesome 🙂 Another thing is God has blessed me with enough smarts so that if I mix them with hard work I can get pretty high grades. To be honest, I really don’t know how in the world I have a 3.8 GPA lol. I honestly thought it was lower but somehow I’ve done well enough… hopefully physics doesn’t wreck it… my number one college I wish to attend right now is a very rigorous academic school. We’ll see how that goes 🙂 I’ve also been lucky to have been able to participate in many different sports… as those of you who know me know I have played club soccer for eleven years. I also played for my local high school as a sophomore and probably could’ve made the team again this year but I just felt God is pulling me in another direction so I’m not going to turn out. But I was the captain of my club team the last few years and it was the best team a guy ever could’ve had. Good guys, always playing 100%, so many good jokes lol… what else can you ask for? I consider myself a pretty good soccer player- not good enough to play in college but I’ll probably be a really good intramural player and hopefully play in local men’s leagues in the future. I used to be good at baseball… then I got benched because I couldn’t hit the ball lol. That was when I gave up baseball even though I loved it I was a pretty good basketball player in my day… partially cause I was taller than a lot of other people when I was younger. I had some skill but I would be close to the basket and would make some little juke and then take a short shot to score. Once everyone got taller than me I couldn’t play the same position anymore lol and it just wasn’t the same. Thus why I don’t play basketball anymore; however, I was playing at the YMCA the other day and I really felt some of my skill coming back… better watch out 😉
The biggest blessing in my life however has been the change God has brought in me. I really am a changed person… I’ve said this so many times on my blog but to look back at who I was and to look at where God has brought me in my spiritual journey now… it blows my mind away. The most wonderful thing is that I know God was planning this all along. Even when I was off screwing up my life and honestly wasting so much time that could’ve been put to such better use God knew the plans he had for me 🙂 Even when I ignored God’s instructions in my life and lived my own way he was just sitting there and waiting for me the whole time! He is the greatest friend that I could ever have because he walks with me through every second of my life and through the ups and downs and through everything 🙂 He deserves every part of me and I will gladly give it all to him because when you take everything away and go down to my core he is my core. Every single blessing that I have comes from him and he just makes my day every day. If you want God to change your life simply seek him. He wants you as his kid; if you are willing to surrender your whole life he will take you places you’ve never been. I just feel that my life is God’s work of art and I honestly feel like God has just gotten started. I really can’t wait to see where he’s going to take me!!! The Bible says love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind. I will do that every day that I get to live for the rest of my life :)X100,000
P.S. I finished this at 5:30 this morning lol… hope God spoke to you through it 🙂
Oh, and I owe you guys one 🙂