February 11, 2010

What I have learned, etc....

I'm sorry, but I have had no good ideas for blog posts. Which is why I haven't posted in forever. But now, I suppose I will just post what's been on my mind and what God has been showing me.

Right now, my life feels so full. And, it feels so fast-moving. The fact that I'm graduating next year is kinda surreal. What God's will is for my future has nearly constantly been on my mind. It's a daily prayer request that He would reveal it in His time, and that whatever desires I have that are not apart of His plan for me would be removed from me. So far, His will is appearing to be completely different than what I originally wanted. How exciting! I love an adventure. Especially one written by my God :)

I'm learning lots about myself this year. I'm learning about what I deeply love to do vs. what I just find to be a fun hobby. Sometimes, that is surprisingly hard to figure out.

I am learning what qualities really matter in a friend. I recently have been so blessed by some of my friends. They are such a gift from God and would be very hard to live without. You know, I believe God gives you different friends for different reasons. Some friends are meant to be those fun, lighthearted people that you always have crazy fun with, others are there to challenge and encourage you spiritually, and some are there listen and just there. We need a little of all of that in our lives. But, if one of those are missing or there is too much or two little in our lives, we'll be lopsided. I think I lot of teens are lopsided because they leave all depth and seriousness out of all their relationships.

I'm striving to be a Godly and loving sister and daughter to my family. Next to God, they matter most. And, the things I learn from serving and loving them will only help me the older I get. For that reason, I'm deciding to not be such an overachiever in school by trying to do a gazillion subjects. I'm going to spend the rest of my highschool life more focused on the home. I think I'll benefit.

Speaking of school..... I'm learning that disciple is absolutely necessary the older you get. This semester has been so full....I really am looking forward to finishing it. I've been praying a lot about what to do after I graduate. I think I finally know where God is leading me. I tell you, talking to older and wiser people is so helpful! I'm strongly considering going into nursing and staying local for school. We'll see though...I still have some time.

I love wisdom. Gosh, I really do. I swear it's one of the best qualities a person can have. In my opinion, at least. The Bible speaks so much of how valuable it is. Definitely something to chase after a pursue. I'm learning to love it more every day.

How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver! Proverbs 16:16

Know also that wisdom is sweet to your soul; if you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.
Proverbs 24:14

I've been trying to read as many spiritual growth books as possible recently. I don't have tons of free time, but whenever I find some, I try to read one of these books. Wow, I am loving that and learning lots. These are some books that are most definitely worth your time! Sometime soon, I'll give some book reviews and details ;)

hmmm, I've talked about a lot here. Maybe I should stop now. In the next post, I'll give you an update on general life stuff :)

Emily Joy =)