When we seen our grandparents as saved people, that seemed to be a boring life. They never seemed to have any fun unless they were in church. But how does todays modern woman be a woman of Christ without falling into the trappings of the world?
I still want to be fashionable, hip, and stay the young person that I feel. I want to set a good example though, I don’t want there to be any question on my love and dedication to God. But where is the line drawn?
The Bible says that once you accept Christ you become something new, but isn’t there always a bit of the old mixed in with the new? If you were a comedian do you lose you funny bone because you become saved? Or does someone who wants to become an actress give that all up?
I know that God knows who we are deep down to our bones, so I think He calls us for the personality and the people that we are.
If you are gifted in any sort of way or even if you are just fashionable, all those gifts can be used to the glory of God. Now the “old school” church may not see it that way.
Example my husband loves music. Like absolutely loves it. He has searched the internet until he found the type of gospel music that he can actually “feel”. I mean he has found gospel music that actually beats in his truck. I mean he loves it! He said that if he knew that gospel music sounded that good he would have been converted (LOL).
I’m quite sure when people hear his truck and the music is booming I’m willing to bet that people think he’s listening to something other than gospel music.
So how do I stay a woman of Christ and stay true to who I am at the same time?
My life. My love. My God. I became saved a few months ago. I can’t say the road has been easy in fact its been hard because I know that I can’t do the things I used to do because I have to be better. Its hard. Very hard. Your mind has to be more focused more on your after life and not your life right now. Your soul and spirit become more important than the life you’re living right now. I’m not perfect. I don’t do everything perfectly I slip up and make mistakes but for some reason knowing Gods grace and mercy allows me to move on from my mistakes and not dwell on them. Everyday I wake up I realize I get another chance to change my life for the better. I realize how much more I love, how much more I care. The compassion I have for people. When someone does something wrong or is in trouble I automatically put myself in their place because it can easily be me. Loving God has completely changed my life.
So as my name says my goal is to become a socialite.. not the no underwear wearing, drug in purse or stealing kind. One more like the social activist type or charity type. I want to be the one people look to when they want to figure out what to do with their life or even what to do that day.
I know you may be saying why do I feel like I should become a socialite. Well trust me I have embarrassing photos and situations in my past but what it’s what I want to do with my future that really counts. I want to become an activist for the children in my community. I honestly know that there are children all around the world that need help.. but I was always taught that charity starts at home. Help those in your own backyard first!! I also don’t think the average everyday black american (I’ll discuss later why I say that) does enough to help out their community. It’s starting to show so no one can really argue with me on that on.
I want to do more for my community and also be the one people turn to when they have ideas to help others. It’s easier to do when everyone knows who you are versus if you were just some average joe…
Over the weekend my husband and I finally worked on our vision book. For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s where you actually put together a collage of your dreams. This why you actually have a visual of them, not just thoughts of them. It does make it easier to actually see the things we wish to accomplish in our personal and professional life.
One of the things that we both really wanted to accomplish was to become closer to God and incorporate Him in our everyday lives. So now every night before we go to sleep for the night we have taken to reading and having discussions about the Bible. It’s actually been quite interesting to hear his point of view on biblical things (not that we haven’t had these conversations before). I think that increases our communication and actually brings us closer together because we have so many subjects we can discuss. (more on that at another time)
I think just reading and trying to get a better understanding of who God is and what His son Jesus did for us brings us closer to Him because we put in the time and effort to read His word. I it does everyone some good to have some sort of spiritual connection. I get this great inner peace after I’ve prayed or read Gods word.
So I think the hardest thing about life for me is sticking to my goals. I have the greatest intentions in the world but for some reason I just can’t seem to stick with them. I like to think of myself as an idea person, I have ideas for days and most of them are pretty good if you ask me. I just wish I could accomplish more of them. I know I’m not the only person with this issue but no one ever speaks of their own shortcomings..