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Monday, 29 August 2011

blame it on the aaaaalcohol.

before i explain the title of this blog, i'm a christian and believe that as christian's we should use our bodies as a blessing to others, keeping it holy and clean for the use of God. In 1Corinthians 6v12-20, it talks about our bodies being God's temple and something that belongs to God, after all he did create us and he bought us through his precious blood. 

so one thing I've struggled with recently is the need to drink alcohol when socializing with my friends whether they're christian or not. In today's society, drinking alcohol has become a normal thing for teenagers and as years go by, the average age a child begins drinking gets lower and lower. I've always been told I'm not allowed to drink till i'm 18, the legal age and to be honest i've never really realised why i've been told this till a couple of months ago.

i've never felt a significant pressure to conform to society and drink but i have felt the pressure to give into what i believe. Various thoughts go through my head when i'm at a party and usually i give in and have a drink. I don't believe there is anything wrong with having a drink but as a christian i believe drinking can do alot of damage to how you present yourself and how you keep your body holy and sacred for God. 

every time i'm at a party I see girls thinking that drinking will help them and drinking will enable guys to see them differently. every time I see this, it makes me angry that girls think that alcohol is the only way for them to achieve attention. After seeing girls drink themselves to the point where they can no longer walk, think straight or act wisely, i've come to a conclusion. 

as Christians, i believe it's important we don't conform to our society of under age drinking. when we're at a party, how can we possibly stand out as revolutionary young adults if we conform to the usual human being going to a party, having a drink and saying things you normally wouldn't say unless you were under the influence of alcohol. As the next generation, i believe God calls us to stand out, so much so that people ask why we're not following the crowd. Not drinking allows people to ask questions and look deeper into why we're so different. 

God calls us to live a life that doesn't please people but pleases God. How can we be pleasing to God if we drink in order to bring pleasure to ourselves and to other people we're trying to catch the attention of. 

As I said, i'm not saying alcohol is bad, i'm saying that as the new generation of young christians, we need to stand out in a society where going against the crowd is rare. It's a challenge we'll face plenty of times in the future as we pursue our careers in university and when we move on in the world. So I challenge you. Can you be a revolution in your town? You can be a part of a revolution, all it requires is to recognise the fact that God doesn't call us to please people but to please God by using our bodies as a temple, holy and pleasing to God.

"12Some of you say, "We can do anything we want to." But I tell you that not everything is good for us. So I refuse to let anything have power over me. 13You also say, "Food is meant for our bodies, and our bodies are meant for food." But I tell you that God will destroy them both. We are not supposed to do indecent things with our bodies. We are to use them for the Lord who is in charge of our bodies. 14God will raise us from death by the same power that he used when he raised our Lord to life.
    15Don't you know that your bodies are part of the body of Christ? Is it right for me to join part of the body of Christ to a prostitute? No, it isn't! 16Don't you know that a man who does that becomes part of her body? The Scriptures say, "The two of them will be like one person." 17But anyone who is joined to the Lord is one in spirit with him." 1Corinthians 6.

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Sunday, 28 August 2011


i thought I'd write a blog about something I've learnt quite recently.
it sounds weird to write about something so simple as listening. we're told quite frequently every day to listen to instructions or we're naturally expected to listen. The reason for writing a blog about it is because it's become a usual topic in my conversations with my parents. 

i believe it's important we listen to what people say and take it in board even though we may feel like it's irrelevant to us. for example, i wish i'd listened to those older than me in education and done my coursework as soon as i'd recieved it, then it wouldn't catch up on me. I wish i'd listened to those who told me to chase my dreams as fast as I could. I wish i'd listened to those who told me that when you eat a chocolate gateau to yourself it usually catches up on you. it sounds funny but it's one big regret LOL. 

so all i'm trying to say is LISTEN. no matter if you feel like the advice is completely irrelevant to you write now, it will come in handy in the future when you endure new challenges as you grow. 

you'll have to get used to my random blogs, it's just a piece of myself that i can't contain and that has to be expressed, whether it's viewed twice or 20 times a day. 

what did I say? LISTEN.

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i'm a blog virgin.

i've just decided to begin blogging, when a thought pops into my head, i tend to expand on it and end up writing a good few pages. So instead of keeping my thoughts to myself i've begun to blog so others can read my thoughts. 

these blogs won't reveal much about my personality but will show my thoughts and how a tiny thought can develop into a belief. 

i'm pretty excited for my future in blogging, basically it goes from here upwards. 

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