As I think of something pretty good to do this half of the year, my mind races back to my not-so-old secondary (or high school) days. During that time (well I got to know Jesus as my saviour in my early teens so, I had the Godly-christian child of God thing in me!) I had to live this kind of life, you know many teens of my age back then though I was actually boring, you know with all the church-God aspect and missing all the happening stuff. I wanted to live the good life, the God kind of good life! But now, I discovered it was the most interesting time I had between my transition from girlhood to ladyhood (or womanhood).
Funny enough, I hadn’t enough friends who believed the same way I do- well I can actually say my classmates and neighborhood-mates were my friends ’cause we were so familiar with each other, seeing them everyday and relating with them as friends. But me- a personal me- nobody close! Who cares about a boring life? Late on chats with friends, partying and flexing at wild parties, wearing the exposé s (I mean revealing clothes), skipping classes, proving right and independent, having a date-boyfriend (or girlfriend), drinking a little…other stuff…bla, bla bla! Arghh… they allsounded cool and I felt like the odd one out! Some of my friends even tried to chicken (mock) me out of all the whole situation. If all these don’t sound all that bad, must I be soo good?
Then, I stumbled on two verses and awhile lot of other ones but I’ll emphasize on these two.
1PETER 2vs 9- But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;
ROMANS 12vs2- And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
So that’s why! That’s why I just can’t fit into anything! Because I made a choice to be God’s good girl, I had to pay a price! Now I’m seeing results!
To be different in God’s way, you have to sacrifice a whole lot of ‘goodies’ so that you can become God’s special one. When it dawned on me that I’m actually different because of what God has for me, I have to pay the price especially because he loves me and has the best in store for me! You know, there are somethings that logically don’t seem bad, but because you’re special, and conscious of God’s super-special plan for your life you can’t just do everything that seem cool. You have to sacrifice the not-so-good part for the-very- best-God-wants-for-you part! As teenagers or young adults, we think the only way to be successful is getting good grades, exploring our talents to have fame and fortune, become popular and influential with luxury and wealth. We forget that living that part of our lives, what will speak for us after we are gone? Good grades, money, fame or popularity? No! The only thing that can speak up for you in the time of adversity or when you’re gone is…your good works! When you walk with God and do his good works, popularity, fame, whatever is a tip of the iceberg!
It’s time to make a difference in our generation, it’s time to stand for what is right not only in our sight but in God’s sight. Not the same thing works for everyone. We can’t be successful doing the same thing. Let God make a living out of you so that u won’t have to stress yourself to earn a living to be successful! If you have low-self esteem because of the way people treat you for doing good, don’t be bothered! It is but for an appointed time. You’re special, you know like gold that has to be refined in fire before its real value comes out! So you have to be tested being God’s good child before the special you comes out and becomes popular! Know God, have a relationship with him, and you’ll never regret it! Love God and don’t forget to love others too. Be very- I mean VERY kind. God’s word with the Holy Spirit will guide you to do the right thing.
So, being so good is not bad afterall! With God in you and you in Him, you’ll be super-successful, super-famous and super-special and SUPER-GOOD!