I think religion is the stupidest thing ever invented but I love Jesus with all of my heart. My mom does not understand this concept and is constantly telling people that I am a "very religious" person... this drives me crazy. It literally makes me want to throw up. Jesus exists outside of this religion box that we have put him in.
Anyway that was a tangent... I say that because I roll my eyes or stop listening the minute someone says "as a Christian I....." but I am about to start my next sentence off like that so please just love me through it. :)
As a Christian I have found that each “season” of my life has been extremely important in shaping me into the person I was created to be. The times when I turned away, gave up, decided I couldn’t do it anymore… God was there and I had no idea. I thought I was the one that chose whether or not God was working in my life but that is not the case. Each season has been a critical part in me learning who Jesus is, why he loves me, why he loves murderers and criminals and politicians and my bratty little brother, who I am, and why I have love and compassion for people. Sometimes I get mad at my heart for having love and compassion for people, people I have never even met, people who deserve clean water and don’t have it, people who have been hurt, people who have no idea they are desperate for God, murderers, criminals, politicians, and my bratty little brother. I am learning that I have a heart for these people because God has a heart for these people. I am realizing that every season I went through meant something in the big picture and each of those seasons is helping me now in this transition time in my life to reflect back on them. So that is just what I am going to do. I have to warn anyone reading… this post is probably going to be pretty long…
There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven.