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Have you ever thought about what you are doing with your life? How you are living every moment? Do you think about the people watching you? Do you even care? Is it all about me and how I feel?? Are Christians raising the banner of Christ high or are we smashing His work on the cross to a mere religion that no one else wants to follow?

I got a really neat job this summer, but I must say it has opened my eyes to one major flaw with Christianity. We far too often lose our witness to unsaved people because we do stupid things. I work with the coolest people, but half of them aren’t Christians. Mind you they are some of the awesomest people I know and it saddens me to know they aren’t going to spend eternity in Heaven (At least not at this point), but honestly I don’t blame them. The only Christian’s they have been exposed to besides my mom and I have been rude, have ruined marriages, live lives of selfish indulgence, and are far worse people then they are. Why in the world would they want to be a Christian?

I am not perfect by any sense of the word, but it has given me so much motivation to be on my toes and make sure I am always being kind and watching what I say and do–you seriously never know who’s watching you and who might not become a Christian because of something you do. And it kills me that my ability to witness to them has been reduced to zero because other “Christians” who have come before me and burned the bridge. Maybe it’s the receptionist on the phone or the waiter at dinner or the guy at the checkout line in the grocery store..your five minutes of interaction could be enough to deter them from Christ. Or maybe it’s your decision to drink, cuss, smoke, have sex, live like you you give others a second thought? Or are you too consumed in your Christian liberty and your time schedule that you have to be rude, cater to your needs, and do what you want. Even if that means abandoning biblical principles.

So think about it..Christ commanded us to go out into all the world and make disciples. (Matt 28) Are we doing that? Or are we squandering our mission to satisfy our sinful desires and selfish tendencies? I am going to work on this as I continue to reach out to the people I work with and in the fall my college campus–will you?

Just a thought..

God is AWESOME!!

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God is AWESOME! He really is..and I have learned that lately in the oddest ways.

One being my awesome summer jobs! I work several mornings and Friday’s at a Chiropractor’s office and I love it! It’s all hands on work which is awesome and I work with the best people. Then I spend every afternoon with a bunch of disobedient kids at day camp. But as awful as they are sometimes, I love the job. I could write a book on all the experiences, but I will do that later. Plus Miss Amanda and Miss Smith are awesome co workers!

Another way is through a dream that I am finally getting to put into reality. I took ballet for 7 years when I was little and loved it. And ever since then I have had this desire to get back into it, not anything major-just a class or so a week to give me something to do. Well, I got a job this summer working at the office my mom works at and one of the ladies I work with takes a bunch of different ballet classes so she invited me to come with her to one today. It’s a bit of a drive to get there, but I had a blast!! It was neat how it all came together and was at a time I didn’t have to work and the right price, so I decided since I am working like 35 some hours a week, the least I could do is take a ballet class for the summer.

Then today one of my day camper’s dad came up to me and told me they had a bunch of stuff for me for college. He graduated from the college I am going to and worked down there for awhile so he knows the city well and still has family down there. He is going to get me more when he goes back and said as soon as I get down there I can call him if I have any questions about anything! It’s so cool how God works out things-He keeps putting people into my path that put confidence in my mind that I made the right decision!

All in all, summer is going great!! I am loving life, enjoying my jobs, hanging out with my friends and seeing God work in amazing ways!!