People don’t really understand when I say I’m a CHRISTIAN, that doesn’t automatically means that I’m a Roman Catholic. They’re different. In fact, it’s the complete opposite of my religion.
Not really accurate, but from what I see, there are 2 kinds of CHRISTIANS: The Sunday-goers and the Sabbath-keepers. Again, Sabbath isn’t just a day that you go to church, it’s the last day of the week, a day that you offer yourself to Christ, hence it’s a Holy day. Saturday.
And sometimes, I don’t get how people judge me so easily when I tell them I go to church on saturday not sunday. And that I can’t eat certain food (mainly pig meat and seafood) Like, don’t we have that “freedom of religion” ? Some also questions my religion and insists that I’m a part of a cult or something because they’ve never heard of my religion before. Even though, let’s just say you’re joking around, it’s still not respectful to make fun of someone else’s religion.
This is what I believe in. This is what I WANT to believe. And this is what I believe to be true. You’ll have your beliefs and I’ll have mine. I won’t question yours, and I hope you’ll do the same. I am an Adventist. Seventh Day Adventist. We are Sabbath-keepers.
“If any of you need wisdom, you should ask God, and it will be given to you. God is generous and won’t correct you for asking. But when you ask for something, you must have faith and not doubt. Anyone who doubts is like an ocean wave tossed around in a storm. If you are that kind of person, you can’t make up your mind, and you surely can’t be trusted. So don’t expect the Lord to give you anything at all.”
I’m a proud Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA for short) and I am a very religious and spiritual person.
This spiritual journey, like many people describe their own, is a roller-coaster for me. I’m on the low part at the moment, a sort of… spiritual funk you could say. But it’s just part of the ride of knowing Jesus, His Father, and the Ghost. I’m taking it all as it comes, with fervent prayer and a positive outlook on life.
There are a list full of things we can’t do. Things that we want to do, but can’t because it goes against God’s will. So we either have to choose, the world or God. What could be a harmless decision is actually a big one, that does effect you later on.
It’s Hard to be a SDA. I can’t lie. And some may say, being in a religion should NEVER be hard. But look at it this way, God never said It would be easy. To me getting close to God is the HARDEST THING TO DO, if you aren’t locked in a BOX. Because EVERYTHING is temptation and temptation is SIN.
I love my religion. I honestly do. I know that this is what I think is right, not because I WAS RAISED in it, but because it was PROVEN to me as to why I should be apart of this religion.
This is LIFE to me. The Parties, the movies, the piercing and tattoos mean nothing to me, if I can’t fill that hole in my heart. And that hole can only be filled with Gods love.
Dear youth, I speak to you as one who knows. Wait till you have some just knowledge of yourself and of the world, of the bearing and character of young women, before you let the subject of marriage possess your thoughts.
1. Instead of victimizing yourself, make use of what you’re feeling. Cry. Write. Reach out to a friend. But don’t stomp your feet and make a sad face hoping someone will save you. Be realistic. Pick yourself up.
2. Don’t be afraid to say you are excited or irritated. If there is good reason, there is good conversation to be made.
3. Get a notepad and a calendar. Write your goals on your notepad and write on the calendar specifically when you’re gonna do them. You will not get them done otherwise.
4. Stop the idea that texting first to make plans is bad. We’re all lazy. Friends want to hang out with you but just don’t take initiative. Be the friend that makes all the plans. Who cares. Life’s short and you need to make use of the people who are available to you at this moment.
5. Don’t lurk on people’s social media. Not the person you’re jealous of. Not the person you pity. Not your crush or your ex’s. Life is organic. Relationships are organic. Get to know someone in real life. With every post you see, the more your brain manifests ideas that you can’t even confirm about someone.
6. No matter how old you are, your voice is important to someone. Speak up. Be passionate.
7. Laugh at awkward situations instead of getting mad at yourself. Not only does it help you, but everyone around you too.
8. Charisma is overrated.
9. On that note, try to get to know everyone, including shy people, extroverted people, and everyone in between. Be warm. Be a light. People are interesting and they always have something to offer to you.
10. If someone needs help, give it. Not just a push, but give like you mean it. Wholeheartedly make someone understand what it is like to be recognized and supported. This applies to both paying for a strangers meal and when a friend comes to you after a hard day.
11. Don’t reduce yourself to traits. You are you. Every part of you comes together to make a unique person. Don’t depend on being the “artist” or the “good runner.” Yes you are that, but you are also a million other things. Recognize all of who you are and don’t compare yourself to others.
12. Two things you need to do more to make you feel warm and happy inside: eating breakfast for dinner and having long hugs.
13. Be thankful for everything. The drink you are slowly sipping on. The tree in your yard. Your family. Your bed.
14. Go out and listen to live music. You’ll find something meaningful.
15. People will insult you. Respond kindly and try to hear them out. It’s the most you can do.
16. If you want to make positive change then do it. Don’t let the past 5 minutes or 5 years define you. You don’t have to explain yourself to people who question or mock you. Be the best you.