As I sit here thinking about life, problems, relationships, and other things... I've come to a conclusion to really share the good news of Christ I need to work on a few things. I'm not perfect, nor am I even close to perfect but I came across a verse, one of my FAVORITE Bible verses.
"Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity." -1 Timothy 4:12
I'm actually going to frame it and put it in our bedroom.
Why? You might ask.
I can't control others. I can't make them listen. I can't make people do anything.
But I can be an example in what I say, in how I live, love, in purity and in my faith. I can be a living example of just an average girl living a life for Christ... on purpose.
10 years in the future, I want to look back over my life and say Yes, I've truly tried to make good decisions in how I deal with things, in what I say... in everything I did. It's so easy to fall into sin... so easy. It's hard for me to look at sin as all being equal--I tend to put value on it--so what if I gossiped just a bit, at least I didn't have premarital "relations" or kill someone. But God see's it all as sin, so I need to start seeing it that way.
Thankfully I have a God who's forgiving, loving, compassionate about all of His children (me included!) and Who wants to be MY best friend. I'm so glad He's with me where ever I go [little e/kids lesson there!] and Who wants me to make right choices, to love others, and to experience life in an exciting way.
So anyways, 1 Timothy 4:12 is going to be my verse that I see every day--to encourage me to live a life for Christ everyday!