I like to think of myself as an organized person. I’m the girl who makes a schedule of every second of the day, who makes a list of priorities and what’s urgent versus important, and who has every aspect of life carefully planned. To be honest, I’ve been very proud of my planning skill. Until I learned I was doing it all wrong.
It wasn’t that I was scheduling incorrectly. It was bigger than that. I had prioritized my life all wrong.
Remember when we were little and egg hunting was cool? When Easter was synonymous to fancy dresses and Sunday dinner? Honestly, I can’t see pink, blue, and yellow together without thinking of the Easter bunny!
For me, when someone says Easter, these childhood memories are immediately what pop up. Then of course, I think of Jesus and His sacrifice on the cross and the whole Bible story that I hear, not just on Easter, but every week.
I hear it so much, that sometimes I just lose the excitement.
I have only met one person in the world who doesn’t like music (and I still don’t believe her!) I think the rest of us are pretty much in agreement that life without music is, like, some awful, meaningless, terrible ... thingl I can't even imagine it, guys! Here’s a list of awesome songs with powerful Christian messages that always make my day! If you need a mood-boost and some energy, I promise, these work better than any cup of coffee!
Check out our other articles on music "How Deep The Father's Love" and "I Shall Not Want."
So, I didn’t want to write this post. Like, I really, really was doing everything I could to avoid this topic. For me, gossiping has just been a part of how I socialize. It’s what I do to look cool. What else are teenage girls supposed to talk about??
But the Lord has not been easy on me.
He brings this topic to my heart constantly. I can be studying or washing dishes, and I will hear God’s voice saying “Come from your sin. Surrender every part of your life to me.” I’m ashamed to say that, until now, I haven’t really listened.
Quick Flashback: I started gossipping to look cool and fit in my freshman year. I was willing to do anything to make new friends and I figured that talking about people here and there couldn’t hurt if they never found out. I would read Scriptures or devotionals about gossiping, but I never thought it applied to me. I wasn’t hurting anyone with any terrible, scandalous rumors. Everyone was doing it anyway and not everyone could be wrong … right?
About four years ago, my brother, Josiah, and I began a garden. We had planned it out, saved our fruit seeds, and had all these dreams surrounding our awesome idea! Our first plant was a watermelon seed. Despite our parent’s assumptions, we actually got it to grow! But, just as our seed began to flourish, our 4-year-old brother, Jeremiah, pulled up our little sproutling, along with our dreams, from the ground. Josiah and I were furious! We could barely speak to Jeremiah for the rest of the day and held a grudge for many years. I’ve just now forgiven him!
Thinking about all my grudges brought me to Matthew 18:21-35.
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