8/19/13 at 11:20am I became saved, I gave my life completely to God. I asked him to forgive me for my sins and I vowed to strive to make him proud daily. At that exact moment in time I felt like I could conquer the world, run a mile, re-build the twin towers with my bare hands. I felt indestructible!
Although that exact feelings has lessened with time, I still feel proud and ready to better myself. I want to shout from the rooftop that I'm a child of an AWESOME God.
Society has a way of making you feel like you shouldn't boast about being a follower of Christ. At the same time being a "follower" of Justin Bieber, Drake, Miley Cyrus, etc. is just fine! Being a huge fan of celebrities is "normal". Bringing Miley up in a daily conversation? No problem. Bringing Jesus up in a daily conversation? Alarms go off! Teenagers, adults, people of all ages aspire to be like these celebs.. From hair styles to fashion. Why? Because they're noticed?
I've realized I subconsciously restrain myself from telling people I talk to, how God has been in my daily life. He's everywhere in my life and instead of me witnessing to others even when I have an open opportunity to speak about it, I avoid it. I realize it could bring tension to the conversation or I just don't wanna step out of my comfort zone and bring it up. Nothing would make me happier than to have someone bring God while we're talking even if its completely random, instead of waiting for someone else to, why don't I? This is a big issue I'm dealing with here lately. God is constantly blessing me in so many ways and I know I could be a wonderful witness for him if I could just step out of my comfort zone and forget the "normal".
I was fresh out of high school, hanging out with a friend and we were checking our Facebook. Someone updated their status to a Bible verse... My friend commented on how the other girl was such a "God fanatic/ Bible thumper".. I rolled my eyes and said "Haha yeah!...". I look back now and I'm amazed at myself, not in a good way! In my opinion being a "God fanatic/Bible thumper" is a great thing! God died for little ol' me, he blesses my life more than I could even explain. God is greater than anyone could ever start comprehend... I'm not apologizing if I'm a little fanatic over him. I mean, he is my savior and all!
This is really just a long promise that I'm going to practice stepping out of my comfort zone and letting people know just how amazing our God is.