young-and-unashamed

Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

… As I find my balance between that “socially awkward Christian girl (so "set apart” shes almost of no use to another) who Ive been, thought I was supposed to be and the missional, befriending, only awkward so much as God calls me to be (as I am indeed not of this world), yet still uncompromising, unapologetic young woman I desire and know it’s ok and rather more beneficial for me to be, I’m faced with-rather blessed with- no- even OBLIGATED in many opportunities to stand up and say “no”, to say here’s the difference between me and the world. These things ,may have been minor thus far nevertheless important b/c it all can point to someone Major if I’m intentional about that. In those moments I haven’t known how to respond to things or didn’t respond quickly enough. For example,I’ve found myself concerned with not “being mean” and maybe a little too much so. To elaborate, take my job for instance I’ve made it my business not to close myself off to folks majority of them around my age give or take…not that to know me is to love me but I pray to know me would be to love the God who loves me. There is so much that has been deemed acceptable in our fallen world that no matter how much I want to love on people as a young woman of God will never be acceptable for me. I’ve had to remind myself that there is still nothing “mean” about teaching the fellas that good old Christian church hug lol. There’s still nothing “mean” about demanding to be spoken to, treated as the daughter of God that you are (I am not talkin bout ratchet girl demanding lol demanding with your life not neck Rollin and lip smacking haha). Theres nothing “mean” about speaking up in His name. The only mean thing would be to not. Nothing mean about an unapologetic heart for our God and in fact a heart that is worried more about being mean is one that needs to take it back to the drawing board. I preach to my own soul right now and encourage my sisters in the Lord to continue to love, love hard, be missional, be unashamed, and remember that us being missional, opening our hearts to others still leaves no room for compromise. None. Yea we cool but we love God far more, care about your soul, our communion with Him far more than we care to be cool wit ya. “…love like hatred for everyone compared to my love for the Savior”-KB. I’m loving my big bro’s quote right now…