Thursday, July 29, 2010

Quiet Life

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12
11Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, 12so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.

Girls like to be right in the middle of things; to gossip, to get attention, because that's what seems to fulfill us and make us happy. However, God has so much He wants to do with our lives and when we are the center of attention and have our nose in everyone's business, we aren't living a respectful God-glorifying life.
I know in my case, sometimes it's hard not to just try to fit in with everyone and be right in the middle of all the drama and attention. But that the same time, I know that God doesn't want me to act like everyone else. That's not the best He has in store for me. And it's not the best He has in store for any of you either.

For example, my parents do not want me to have a facebook. And for awhile after I was told that I couldn't get one, I was kind of upset at my parents. I would always feel left out when my friends were talking about something funny said on there or laugh about some funny picture that was uploaded. It's gotten to the point that not one of my friends doesn't have a facebook. That was really frustrating to me for a long time. But I have come to the realization that I don't need a facebook, and all it would do is suck up time I could be spending with my Savior. Overall, facebook isn't a bad thing. But I don't think it would help me live a quiet life and to mind my own business. In fact, I think it would do just the opposite.

Those verses also talk about being busy with your hands. I believe that as young woman we have to be training ourselves to take care of a home and family. The best way for you to learn how to do that is to help take care of your families now. I see so many girls my age that don't know how to cook a meal or do a load of laundry. Those are things that you have to learn at some point! Ask your mom what kinds of things you can specifically do to help her take care of your home. Maybe make dinner one night, and then clean up after yourself. If you have never done that before, it's a lot of work. When you have a family someday, you can't text your friends and sleep all day long. God doesn't want us to be idle, He wants us to work and busy ourselves so that we don't get caught up in things of this world. Make it your ambition and goal to lead a quiet productive life that brings glory and honor to Christ.

In His Love,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for putting up this post. My parents just said that I could be able to get a facebook. Now I am not sure that if I get one, my spiritual life will be the same.

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