Saturday, September 3, 2011

Never Give Up

Sometimes you are just going to feel like giving up.  Maybe you are getting sick and tired of always being the "nice girl" who follows Christ.  Maybe you just want to fit in for once in your life.  I know what this feels like.  It's easy to feel sorry for yourself when you get rejected or when you feel like no one even likes you.  You ask, "I'm always being nice and loving on others and THIS is what I get in return? Really God?"

Sometimes you just want to forget the whole following God thing and focus on getting in on the popular group, doing whatever it takes to get there.  Well I'm here to tell you it's not worth it.  Trust me, it's not.  No matter how many friends you have, God will always be so much better.  I'm here to tell you not to ever give up.  Don't give up on being the girl who always has a smile on her face.  Don't give up on being the girl who the hurting people are drawn to.  Don't give up on being the girl who has younger kids looking up to her.  Don't give up on being the girl beaming with Christ's confidence.  Don't give up.  People are noticing.  Trust me, they notice.  Little girls are looking up to you.  Friends are wondering what you have that they don't.  You, my friend, are a beautiful witness for Christ.  You have the power to encourage others and lift them up towards Christ.  How amazing is that?  You have the opportunity to influence and change the world!
That encouraging word you said to the outcast girl in your youth group?  It let her know that someone cared.  That smile you gave the old lady at the grocery store?  It lifted her up after a rough day.  The help you gave your little brother with his homework?  It gave him confidence to ace his test the next day.  You hold so much power to encourage in your hands.  Use it.

Galatians 6:9
 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Don't let the world tell you that you aren't cool or pretty enough.  You are just who God created you to be and he is so proud when you choose to show his love to others.  Never, ever give up.  Press on, because Jesus is so worth it.  He gave his life for you, don't you think you could do this for him?
Your sister in Christ,

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