Monday, February 23, 2009


Why is it that we all so desire to be accepted by others? From growing as a child to being an adult,we all just want to be accepted no matter who we are.Why does it hurt so much when we are not accepted by others? We hear all the time,"Well,it doesn't matter if they like me or not",but doesn't it in some way or form matter to all of us? We all have struggled to fit in and make friends. Our young people today have no television shows to guide them to believe that they are important, beautiful,and special just the way they are.As far as that goes,adults don't have much to choose from,going from the wife being a nag, to the husband being really dumb, or lazy. Where are the examples? God accepts us just the way we are. We don't have to change our dress, our hair color, or our looks in anyway to go to Jesus. We don't have to drive the right car,live in the biggest house, or have the coolest clothes.We don't have to know the right people, or go to the right schools, or even have the right name. All we have to do is show up and answer the door when He is knocking.He accepts us, He accepted others along the way,and loved them into His arms. We don't have to change for Jesus, He does that all in His time, He molds us, and creates in us a masterpiece. That only He can do with His hands and with His love. We don't turn into Billy Graham over night,it takes time to teach us, and help us understand why we are here and what are purpose is. So does it matter if we are accepted by the cool crowd? Does it really matter if that one person just doesn't like you for some reason? No, it doesn't. A wise girlfriend helped me see, we cannot please everyone. We cannot be everyone to everybody all the time. That is for Jesus to do. We are the person God made us to be. The only person that matters in the end is Christ. Does He love us. Yes. He accepted us, why not accept Him in the same love?


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