10.6.08

i no longer care...

"If you love the world, the Father's love is not in you. For everything in the world—the cravings of sinful people, the lust of their eyes and their boasting about what they have and do—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever." ~ 1 John 2:15-17

i'm to the point in my life where i no longer care for the things of this world like i used to...

i no longer care about my popularity...i used to want to fit in with everyone around me and used to worry about what people thought of me, who i was, whether i was cool or not, every second of my life...however, my identity is found in Jesus Christ alone, and as far as what other people think, i no longer care...

i no longer care about my success in this life...i used to want my name on a plaque, or be recognized in front of hundreds of thousands of people...i used to think that if i was a member of all the best and cool organizations, that people would like me...however, i only want to serve Jesus Christ for the rest of my life, and as far as whether anyone knows my name for it, i no longer care...

i no longer care about what i have...i used to want the latest fashions, the perfect hair and makeup, the tannest skin...i used to want the biggest house, the nicest car, the prettiest furniture and decorations, even the latest technology and toys...however, i now only want the things that Jesus Christ can offer, the treasures that will never rust or grow dusty, the ones that are found in Heaven, and as far as my stuff goes, i no longer care...

i no longer care about the way i look...i used to want the perfect body, and striving for it day in and day out, sometimes not eating and starving myself, sometimes working out until i made myself sick...however, i now know that i was fearfully and wonderfully made, and that the King of all Kings calls me His daughter, His princess, and that i don't have to try to fit into some media mold that the world portrays...as far as how i look, i no longer care...

i'm sick of the things of this world, and i'm sick and tired of Christians who say they follow Christ but have made no change in their lives and have not given up everything for the One who gave up everything for them...i'm tired of walking into Church and seeing women who are in their 40's and 50's dressing like they are in junior high and wearing so much makeup that you can't even tell who they are...i'm tired of walking into Church and hearing the latest gossip or being a part of the sunday social hour...i'm tired of walking into Church and seeing people go through the motions yet again and not really worshiping the One True God...

i don't care where it takes me, i don't care if i'm the poorest of the poor, i don't care if i have no education and nothing to offer anyone...i just want Jesus...i want His love, i want the kind of life He lived, and i want to be only His...

is anyone else with me?

will the real followers of Christ please stand up?!?

3 comments:

Erin said...

I'm so with you, Sara!!! Praise God for you standing up. I don't know if you read but my last blog entry was kinda of like this if you haven't read it check it out. it's on myspace and facebook. I love you my sister in Christ!!!

Kim said...

Dear Sara, I read through some of your blog and I too have a deep affinity for standing up for my Jesus. We have been through an emotional ringer the past three years with first one thing and then another. While doubt and worry sometimes take over, I know that Jesus Christ is my rock and my salvation. Praise God I have hope and comfort in Him.

I hope you and your husband enjoy the next few months together and store up bunches of memories to last you while he's away protecting our freedom. Tell him how much he is appreciated and how lucky we are to have men like him who are willing to leave their homes and families to protect us. What a courageous man he must be. Thank you for sharing him with us. God bless both of you and keep you in the palm of his hand.

S. said...

Sara,
Hey! Thanks for the comments on my blog....I have to be honest and tell you that I was reading/listening to your blog when I wrote the "waiting room".... I am a fan of Jason U. as well...and I got engrossed in reading your blog...and then the words just started flowing.

I have really enjoyed your blog.
Be Blessed and feel free to stop by anytime....
I will keep you in my prayers with the upcoming deployment. My sister was married for just a month when her husband had to be deployed. He returned after 9 months.



Susie (S.)