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Friday, March 16, 2012

obsessing


I know, I've posted so many "thought provoking" ya'll are probably sick of them, but I this has been on my mind for the past few days and it seems like I have to say something.

I feel like us home schooled girls, as Christians, aren't too different from the world. Oh sure, we don't do anything "bad". We read our Bibles. We're generally all around nice. But to be honest, I can't really think of someone who I personally know who is completely sold out for Christ. Okay, I can name a few girls. Still, I know so many girls who call themselves Christians . . . and even if they aren't especially sinful, they aren't too different from the world.

I rarely see someone obsess or freak out over Jesus in the blogging community. I rarely see someone leave a comment on a post telling someone about a Bible verse they just read.

And all around the world, we go through these little phases. I'm going to pick on the Hunger Games right now (yeah, I know, I'm cruel, people, I know). I keep seeing comments and squeals about how they can't wait for the movie, how adorable Peeta's jaw is (seriously), and how they sobbed over the deaths in the last book.

I'm not saying it's wrong to read the Hunger Games. It's not wrong to watch the movie. It's not wrong to talk about it.

I just want to say something.

How many times have you talked about how great Jesus is? How many times have you searched the through the Bible? How many times have you sobbed over what you've done to Christ, and what He's done for you in return? Peeta Mellark will never love you. He's fake. Jesus already loves you. He died for you.

I'm not trying to pick on anybody, and I'm sorry if I came across rude to you. But if you call yourself a Christian, please, be one. Don't just say you're one.

"Nothing in your life will ever matter, unless it is about loving God and the people he has made." frances chan

love you guys,
kendra

ps: no, this post doesn't mean I hate the hunger games.
pps: yes, I will be posting the next part of the old pictures soon.
ppps: this song. oh my goodness.

14 comments:

  1. wow. this was very powerful. you sound a little irritated. honestly, though, you're right. i rarely blog about christ... maybe because he's too important, and i don't want to say something wrong?

    xo,
    J

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    1. it's hard at first, but I know it's the right thing. thanks for your comment. ;)

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  2. everybody's different. Some people like to proclaim their faith about Jesus and some (like me, LOL) like to proclaim their love for Peeta. Even if Peeta will never love us back. Heck, that's what dreaming is for. And yah, his jaw is amazing. and cute. Okay. I'll stop. Although I disagree with you on some things, you make some awesome posts, Kendra. But I will just keep my mouth shut this time. :-)

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  3. I can totally relate. I know girls who say they think dating is wrong, that they're all for courtship, yet they dress in startlingly-short shorts and obsess and giggle over boys... just like the teen girls of the world. I just don't get it, you know?
    And the obsessions over Peeta... just crazy!


    eve @ essence of eve

    p.s. I love that song. <3

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  4. Loved this post, Kendra. That quote at the end was amazing. Thank you for posting this. :)

    Hannah

    http://hannahherself.com/

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  5. This is a wonderful post. Thank you so much for reminding all of us what the true reason for living is. It's so easy to get caught up in the latest fad or obsession; not only because it is appealing, but because we do deep down want to be like everyone else, which is not a good thing! It is so easy to think that living is all about doing what YOU love and about romance and frivolity, but it's about what GOD wants (which is rarely something that you would hate doing because He gives us the love for things that He has called us to do). It's about living a life worthy of HIM, not worthy for some made-up guy in a book.
    Sorry for my little spiel there. Thank you for the post, Kendra. :)

    -Madeline (@ pagesandkeys.blogspot.com)

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  6. Oh, this was a wonderful post! I'm giving you a cyber high five. Thank you for voicing my own thoughts on this subject. Only problem was that I never wanted to say anything because I was afraid of hurting people's feelings. Argh. Once again I'm falling into what the 'world' says is right. I really agree with what you said. I'm thinking maybe I'll do a post on it as well. Can I link back to you as my inspiration?

    "How many times do you sob over what Jesus did for you?" Ouch. Yet so true. we cry in movies over the fact that the hero died, yet we never sob when we read the salvation story. Why are we so twisted like that? Sometimes I get so infuriated with myself and other Christians for doing this. Why can't we be totally sold out for Christ? It's because Satan has been dangling all those shiny things of the world in front of our eyes and we totally fall for it. Ok, I'll quit rambling and I'll save it for my post. ;)

    Thank you, Kendra, for this wonderful post. I'm glad you said it. :)

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  7. Thank you for posting this, Kendra. It needed to be said. I also can completely relate to what you're saying. I feel so alone here because there is no girls here who are so serious for Christ like I am. I am the only one of my friends who's Chrisitian. I feel like I've been left dangling on a string but I know that God is holding that string!

    Well, I have a friend who I think may convert. She's Muslim and she never STOPS asking about Jesus and God! Next Friday, she's coming to talk to my parents. She's continuously asking me if she can come to Christian Union (I always say yes)and asking me what church is like and what it says in the Bible. Recently, I lent her this HUGE book full of evidence of Jesus' existence and she's alwasy reading it. :) I pray for her every day and she continues asking me questions! I felt so happy when we both once came out of Christian Union and she said, "Wow! Christianity is so cool!". So...I might not be the only Christian in time. Christ is truly working in her!

    Thanks, bril post Kendra.

    P.S: That song is bril! It makes me almost cry every time I listen to it! And it's VERY unusual for me to cry.

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    1. I know, sometimes it's hard! but Jesus is always worth it. and that's SOO awesome about your friend!!

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  8. What you wrote is SO TRUE! We sometimes just want to post things that we think people want to hear, not something from the Bible.
    I have had some friends that obsess about other things than Jesus. Like i-pods, latest music, latest clothes... etc. I have to admit I fall into it too when I am around them, just trying to act like them to be like them. It is hard to be a girl now-a-days, especially when the world looks down at us for the things we do or don't. We were created in HIS likeness and for HIS glory. We need to remember who made jaws, good voices, beautiful hair, even the cotton to make clothes!
    THANK YOU FOR POSTING THIS!! EVERYBODY NEEDS TO READ IT!!
    Thanks again, I agree 100%!
    Emma Lou

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  9. Yeah, I know what you mean! But I think what bugs me worse is hiding behind computer screens. I can be pretty vocal about God on the internet, but when it comes in real life, I tend to be a little more quiet.

    I just want to let you know (this is a little off the post topic...) that I've been praying for you! I really admire your heart and longing for God. I'm sorta in the same boat, and I'm just excited to see how He'll work in your life!

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    1. Awe, thanks for praying for me! I'll keep you in my prayers. Seriously though, it really is good to have a online friend who's praying for me.

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    2. Yeah Bethany, it's easy to 'fake' it on the computer. I catch myself doing that too. Great thought.

      (Someone should make a prayer blog, where you could comment anonymously with prayer requests.)

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