December 8, 2010

Pop Goes the Bubble

Maybe I've been living in a "christian" bubble for the majority of my life. It would be safe to say that, as I've been in Christian schools and circles since I was in 7th grade. However, why is it so shocking to the world that a 20 year old would have no interest in drugs, alcohol, or partying? Or let alone, a 21 year old.

I am continually disgusted with this world and what is has become.  Thank God for the hope of Heaven. If this was all there was, I don't think I could stand it.

Recently at work, I've experienced interactions with people very different from the people I would choose to interact with. I wouldn't go as far to say they are worldly, because I don't know their stories, I don't know their hearts. However, the things they say constantly leave me appalled. I am shocked people live this way.

If you know me, or are a reader, it is not a secret that I believe in God and I believe Jesus is the ONLY way. I am not turned off to people who believe something different, I just disagree with their belief. But that is in no way a personal attack against them.

I celebrate diversity. I celebrate differences. That is how God created this world and sometimes I find it so sad how Christian circles try to "cookie-cut" everyone to be exactly the same. I look around at the world, and I also see beauty. From the different cultures, to different styles of dressing, to the way the leaves change colors in the fall. Just because the leaves change colors, does that make them any less of a leaf? No.

Anyway, it is safe to say my bubble has been popped. I'm finding it more important than ever to spend daily time with Jesus to survive in this world. In this war. The war against Satan and the world.

The good news? God always wins. :) He is victorious. He overcame DEATH.

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