Today the message was about speaking life words, and avoiding using dark words. This message really hit home with me. One of the verses, Ephesians 4:12 to be specific, took it even further for me. I walk around putting on the face of a Christian, I talk with God multiple times a day, I LOVE my God; but yet, I still struggle with this simple thing: keeping the negative out.
I realize now that I cannot change what people think of me, or what they think they know about me---I've just got to be me, and let God's words speak through me with my actions. My mom always said 2 things: "Actions speak louder than words", & "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all". I guess the point of it all is to treat people with love, and you will get love in return. If everything you say is bad, or has a negative undertone, then how can you expect your life to be anything but miserable? Negativity can consume you, and I refuse to let it get the best of me. I've got some work to do, and I pray that God will give me the words to speak, that He'll guide me each day & help me to not fall into the traps set before me. I'm going to do what the words in the song we all sang as little kids says: "This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine...."
Let it shine people....let it shine! :)
Saturday, October 23, 2010
So, we went to see "Social Networking" tonight, and it was a really great movie. It really got me thinking about my son's future; actually I've been thinking about that a lot lately for some reason. I want so much more for my son, than I ever had, which was nothing to look down at; I've had a pretty awesome life & been given way more than I deserve. I just want for him to grow up and think beyond the town we live in, or think beyond any "young-love" relationships.... Like I told Ryan tonight, I would not take back one minute that I've had with him for the past 11 years. It has been the best ride of my life & I hope it never ends. BUT,
I guess I just think that growing up in our country, you're presented with so many opportunities that aren't usually taken advantage of---I want him to take advantage of what's out there. I don't want him to settle, or stay around home because "Mommy would be sad without him", or because of "some girl". I want him to follow his heart, be passionate, go somewhere exciting, do something, make a difference.... & I will support his every decision... even if it means it will make me sad.. I don't ever want to feel like I held him back from doing something that could change his life.....
Of course all parents think their child is the smartest, cutest thing in the world; I want Aiden to believe in himself and know that he can do anything.... I want him to live it!