That’s so cool! I’ve always wanted to be a spelling bee competition. I pray that you will do well!
Here’s a few Bible verses on Confidence:
2 Kings 18:5-6; Psalm 46:1-5. Confidence comes from God
Acts 5:19-29. Confidence in witnessing
1 Corinthians 2:4-7. Confidence in speaking
Titus 1:1. Confidence in life’s purpose
Here’s a few Bible verses on our attitudes:
Exodus 14:11-14. Gaining a positive attitude
Numbers 13:25-14:4. Be optimistic
John 3:1-21. Be willing to learn
Deuteronomy 34:9. Joshua gained wisdom
Psalm 119:96-104. Read your Bible and gain wisdom
Proverbs 2:1-22. Wisdom is available to you
Proverbs 2:9-10. Choices
Matt. 8:23-27. Let Christ calm the storm in your life
Matt. 10:19-20. Turn to the Holy Spirit when you’re worried
Matt. 10:29-31. Jesus will take care of you, don’t worry
Philippians 4:6-18. No worries
Philippians 4:6-18. How to have peace instead of worry
Proverbs 10:7. Be full of goodness
Proverbs 17:27-28. Speak less, listen more
Proverbs 19:8. Love wisdom
Proverbs 28:13. Admit your mistakes
Proverbs 22:4. Be humble and respect God
Mark 8. Success
Praying for you! Love you and hope you do well!
-your sister through Christ, yijia
That’s really a great question! It’s so easy to get caught up in what others think of us because we want to feel like we are accepted by them. We want to feel like we belong and have peace in our heart knowing that we are good enough to be loved by others. But if we keep the mindset that God loves us, I think we will be able to let go of what others think. We will then focus on what God thinks.
If we follow God, we will naturally love others. In doing so, the light of Jesus will shine through us. We don’t have to prove that we are good enough for others to like us, instead people will know that we are Jesus’ followers. Not only does this help us to live for Jesus with confidence, but this also encourages shy Christians around us to take a stand for God.
But God also tells us that their is no confidence in the flesh. (Philippians 3) Therefore, even though we don’t worry about what others think or say about us, we cannot be prideful. We only boast in Jesus Christ, His death and resurrection!
Praying for you.
-sister through Christ, yijia :)
Life is tough, but God is good.
First, pray about it to the Lord. Lift this situation up to Him.
Don’t ignore or try to avoid your ex. If he is really bothering you in appropriate ways, let him know that you need some space from him. Say it kindly though and let him know that you genuinely mean it.
Don’t let him interfere with your fellowship time with your brothers and sisters through Christ. Instead, learn to love him despite how much he may have wronged you, or you have wronged him. Love him like Jesus did. I’m not saying to give in to everything that he says because you are kind and you love him, but love him like a friend, a brother through Christ. Love him like someone that you care about. Pray for him. Pray that God will show up in his life and change his heart.
When your he does come up to you, say hello. Let him know that there are other people that you would like to talk to too. He will probably understand.
I hope I helped. I really don’t know about stuff like this too much. But I’m praying for you :)
Wow, it’s interesting reading your situation, because I can see myself in it too. I want to follow God’s plan for me, but all the world seems to be against it. And then the Bible says to obey our parents, and then it also says, to follow God with all our heart. Kind of confusing huh?
First, pray out it. Go to God and tell Him your confusion and your stress over this matter. Don’t worry! Did you know that it’s a sin to worry? Worrying means that we don’t fully trust God. We need to let go and let God!
Take actions in trying your best in school. I know it’s difficult to focus sometimes and it may be hard to balance Bible reading versus school textbook reading, but we have to think that we are doing it for God. So when you study, do it for God!
I’m in a similar situation right now, I don’t know where to go? Seek God and He will surely find you and let you know. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal it to your heart and mind.
I would talk to my parents about it. Spend some time to think about what you have a passion for. Whether it’s music, or art, or english, science, math, … ect. If God put it in your heart to love something, maybe there’s a reason why.
For me, I love children. I discovered this passion of mine on a missions trip. I was teaching the kindergarteners one day and 27 students showed up! Praise God! My friends told me, “Wow! You’re so good with children!” God told me through my friends. Now I really want to do something that involves helping children. I still don’t know what exactly yet, but I’m trying to trust God. For God is good!
Talk it out with your parents and make sure that you listen to there opinion and that they listen to yours. Tell them why you think that it would be the better choice, to go to Bible school first, but make sure that you don’t tune your out from other options.
I’m praying for you. Let me know if you need more input, but all in all, trust God and let Him lead the way!
your sister through Christ, yijia
ivebeenfoundworthy said: Obey your parents unless it is unbiblical but keep praying about bible college. If it’s God’s desire for you to go, He will soften the heart of your dear parents.
I don’t know that much about it. I asked one of my christian sisters and she wrote this:
”The teaching portions of the New Testament (Romans through Jude) refer to demonic activity, yet do not discuss the actions of casting them out, nor are believers exhorted to do so. We are told to put on the armor to stand against them (Ephesians 6:10-18). We are told to resist the devil (James 4:7), be careful of him (1 Peter 5:8), and not give him room in our lives (Ephesians 4:27). However, we are not told how to cast him or his demons out of others, or that we should even consider doing so.
The book of Ephesians gives clear instructions on how we are to have victory in our lives in the battle against the forces of evil. The first step is placing our faith in Christ (2:8-9), which breaks the rule of “the prince of power of the air” (2:2). We are then to choose, again by God’s grace, to put off ungodly habits and to put on godly habits (4:17-24). This does not involve casting out demons, but rather renewing our minds (4:23). After several practical instructions on how to obey God as His children, we are reminded that there is a spiritual battle. It is fought with certain armor that allows us to stand against—not cast out—the trickery of the demonic world (6:10). We stand with truth, righteousness, the gospel, faith, salvation, the Word of God, and prayer (6:10-18).
It appears that as the Word of God was completed, the Christians had more weapons with which to battle the spirit world than the early Christians did. The role of casting out demons was replaced, for the most part, with evangelism and discipleship through the Word of God. Since the methods of spiritual warfare in the New Testament do not involve casting out demons, it is difficult to determine instructions on how to do such a thing. If necessary at all, it seems that it is through exposing the individual to the truth of the Word of God and the name of Jesus Christ. God bless you!!! :):)”
I’m praying for you.
Praying for her is the best thing that you can do for her right now. Pray that the Lord will show up in her life and make her feel that she is loved. Call her each day and remind her that you love her and are always there for her. Let her know that when you are not there, God is always there for her. He’s in her heart. You can try finding a good church for her to go to. She can get to know friends who are uplifting. (This one actually really helped my mom and grandma too)
Here are a few Bible verse on loneliness. Before you tell them to her, you should read it too, so that the Lord can reveal to you what to say to her.
Exodus 2:21-25. God’s presence prevents loneliness
1 Kings 19:9-18. You are not alone when you have the Lord
Proverbs 14:20-21. Help lonely people
Proverbs 18:24. Helping others can cure your loneliness
Mark 15:33-39. Christ understands your loneliness
Isaiah 42 & 47
1 Corinthians 6:14 God will lift us up :)
Praying for you and your dear mother. Let me know if you need more. <3
your sister through Christ, yijia