is Me, Take It or Leave It
Okay, here is a situation: you and a friend
are talking about a concert you went to a few days ago and the person
near you happens to over hear. He asks "Hey, who did you go
see?". "Michael W. Smith, Third Day, and Max Lucado (in
other words the Come Together and Worship Tour)" is your simple
answer. Then there is a blank look on this other kid's face, "Who?".
You have briefly forgotten that not everyone in the school is as
versed at Christian music as you are. "They are some christian
artists that are pretty cool." says your friend when you are
thinking. "Wait, does that mean you go to church. (you nod)
Really? You do? Wow. That's cool I guess, I mean if you're into
that kind of thing."
Since when has church become 'that kind of thing'?
Is being a Christian so uncool that teenagers just decided their
image was just too important? Personally, I couldn't careless about
what being a christian does to my image, and a lot of my friends
don't really care either. But hey, if you care, that's cool I guess,
I mean if you're into that kind of thing.... Also, is there that
group of people, or even that one person, that constantly pick fights,
and discussions, and constantly just annoys you with "Ha...you're
a Christian...that's funny...HAHAHAHAHAHAHA"? If there isn't,
consider yourself lucky. Someone at my school actually thinks that
I care if he laughs at me because of my faith. He thinks that somehow
he can get me to abandon all that I believe just because of him.
Well, I have news for him: IT AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN!!
If you have these problems too, just don't pay
any attention to those people that try to bring you down and make
you abandon God. Try to surround yourself with people that bring
you up, and that hold the same, or at least similar, beliefs that
you do. And remember, you might have to put up with these people
for High School, but God will be there for your entire life. Peace
and God bless!