What if God is really real?

What if God is really real?
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Today’s post is a little different and I decided to write it because the subject has been heavy on my heart lately. It has taken me weeks to write this and find the right words.

 Religion and faith can be a very difficult subject to talk about and many people can be closed off to the topic. My relationship with Jesus is different than religion. My bond(closeness) is different than just saying I’m Christian as a religion, my relationship is what I have with The Lord.

One thing I do ask of you, yes you reading this, please be open minded. Please open your heart and listen to my words. I’m here today to talk about my faith and why I have chosen to walk whole heartedly in my walk with Jesus Christ. I’m not here to convince you that my faith is better than what you may already believe in or not. 

But I’m here to give another perspective on what if God is really real? That the God I love so much, loves you just as much too. 

That there is freedom in believing and knowing that someone loves you so much, that he gave his one and only son to die on the cross for you and I . God loved us so much that he came in the flesh, in human form to experience life as you and I.

So many times you will hear people say that don’t believe in God, that you have to get what you want, or some believe in evolution of man or don’t believe anything at all. 
I can’t speak for everyone, but I can only speak for myself and tell you why my faith in God builds every single day. 
People who don’t know me and like to assume that they do. Personally I share a lot of my life on this blog.
People still won’t ever truly know me fully. Social media allows us to share with people only what we want them to see. I like to share all the positives in my life. But there is a story behind the woman you see before you today.

I have struggles and battles that are not displayed everyday. Although I am a follower of Christ, a wife and mother; I battle with anxiety and seasonal depression. I struggle with trying to be perfect and I fail at that daily. 

Being a believer in Jesus doesn’t mean that you’re perfect and having your life together. Most of the time the people who come to Christ do not have it all together. 
Sometimes you are at the lowest point in your life when you have no more options and are in need of something more. I compare it to being thirsty. 

Your life is so dry and once you experience the water of life, you’re no longer thirsty. Every since I gave myself to Christ whole heartedly, my anxiety is down and my depression seems that is has taken a backseat. I’m able to live my life with positivity and hope.
 
It took me years to realize that I couldn’t do life by myself. That the weight I was carrying, was a load I just didn’t want to have anymore. So many times I felt discouraged and lost hope. There is a scripture that speaks volumes to me. It says “for I know the plans I have for you says the lord, plans to give you hope and a future.”

 Honestly, everyone has some type of story that makes them who they are today. The spectrum ranges from abuse,drugs, bad parents, alcohol, sex, or even bad decisions. When people meet me a lot of times they think who is girl? I have this little voice and I look like I’m about 12. I have been told that I’m a very sweet person. Most people wouldn’t think I ever faced problems ever in my life based on just by looking at me. 

But behind this smile comes a heart that once felt sorrow and lots of pain. Behind this smile is a young woman who openly deals with anxiety and battles seasonal depression. I’ve been through a lot at my young age. I’ve seen things I shouldn’t have seen. Things I can’t unseen. I’ve been through many trials.
 When I think back at all those times , I know it was nothing but God who kept me. My heart was broken into little pieces and some how Jesus came into my heart and put it back together. Surrounded by emptiness the Lord has found a way to fill the emptiness. To fill that void.

God will allow certain situations, certain people, certain events to build us up. To make us strong. That’s why we all have a testimony. But my testimony is that God took someone like me, someone broken , shattered, guarded and made me whole. If God can clean me up, he can do it for you.

Even the non believers who don’t believe in God. Gods heart breaks to know you don’t believe, that you don’t have faith that you curse his holy name. There is so much POWER in the name of Jesus. 

All creation will have to answer to someone, some day. It may not be today, or tomorrow, but one day we have to answer to someone. Even if God isn’t real. Wouldn’t you rather know that you believed whole heartedly and had nothing to lose? Now what if God is real? What if you spent your whole life wasted? What if you never get another chance? 

The God I love and serve wants you to ask questions, wants you to know that you are loved, wants you to know that he has never left. Even the people who curse God, who hate God for their own selfish reason. My testimony tells me that God is real. My life and story proves God is real. No person can ever convince me other wise because of my life. I’m a living witness. I am proof that my God lives.
I’m the type of individual who likes to ask questions, if it doesn’t make sense you can’t convince me. If you tell me the sky is green and the grass is blue, I need concrete evidence. 

Now that brings up the question of how can you believe in a God that you can’t see? How can you trust a book that written over 2,000 years ago? Let’s start with question number one. Believing in God and not seeing him, that’s why it’s called faith believing in what’s not seen. Have you ever needed something and asking God for help? I notice that many people who say that they don’t believe in God will turn to him when something is needed. For example your family member might get sick, and you ask for prayers. Or I’ve heard people say” I swear to God”, or “God d*mn it”. They don’t believe, but still call on him. So what if God is really real? 

I never knew why people continually try to discredit Jesus. There is scientific evidence that Jesus was and is real and still people don’t believe.

 

I think what makes it hard for non believers to believe in God is by the way others live. So many times people say that they are christians but don’t live in such a way. Those are what I like to call Christian Posers. I want to live in such a way that it brings people to Christ not away. How can you believe in a book that was written over 2,000 years ago? I’m a risk taker. I rather believe in something that gives me hope and peace, than taking a risk in not believing.

 What if God is really real? What if he does come back and I wasted all this time trying to discredit faith. So many times people get caught up in religion, but it’s more of relationship.
 

You can be the perfect person, but if your heart isn’t for God or in the right place it doesn’t matter. I personally could write a book on everything I’ve been through in my 28 plus years on earth.

 When I look back at some of things that have happened, I know it was nothing but God who held me together. No one but God who stepped in. No one but God who never left. I tried doing this thing called life on my own and every time I did, I stepped away from what God had planned in my life. With trials come testimonies. With trials you build faith.

So to the person reading this, thank you for opening up your mind and heart to reading my post. I hope and pray that you can experience the love God has for you. Don’t wait until it’s too late, you may never get another chance. What if God is really real?
Xo Mia😘

Addicted to social media and it’s killing society ..

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Addicted to social media and it’s killing society 

Did you know based off a study done in Chicago(Chicago University), social media addiction is more common than being addicted to cigarettes and alcohol? Surprised? I’m not. I’m definitely going to raise my hand because I’m guilty of being addicted to social media.

There are so many social media sites from Snapchat,Facebook,YouTube,Instagram and twitter. They keep making more and more outlets, it’s hard to keep up with all of them.

It’s so crazy that you can put information out online and once it’s out there, it’s there. Y’all know I love using myself for example, recently I had a moment of true clarity. I was on every social media app. Spending too much time scrolling and posting.

I love sharing my life, but then I realized I was sharing and over sharing with complete strangers. Social media has so many positives, but also negatives. The negative side has long lasting effects. There are many people that will post certain things to compete with one another. There are people who post just for likes and attention. (Are you defined by likes and followers?)

Social media can destroy many relationships that you have with others, people rather post their problems than to actually talk and communicate with one another. Social media is very dangerous too. You can put the “wrong” information out and the information can get you in trouble. I’ve heard of people losing jobs because of posting certain things they believe. Many leaders,celebrities,politicians,and athletes will share their life to social media as well. Good or bad social media has lasting effects. 

One of my favorite places to share my life was YouTube. I loved filming and editing videos. But I realized that not everything needs to be shared, especially with people I know I don’t care for in real life.

I personally always got a lot great feed back from my channel that is no longer more. I had over 800+subscribers. Over 33,000 plus views. Youtube was a fun and exciting hobby and it finally ran its course. I ended it. The day I deleted my YouTube, Snapchat and Instagram was a powerful day for me. I felt empowered. Now I limit what I share and who I’m sharing it with. Social media can cause unnecessary jealousy,envy and hate. Most people want to see you do well, but NEVER better than them. Hashtag FACTS. Not to mention it can have people stalking you and your family. 

Social media can be a major distraction and can make you disconnect from the real world. For me social media was a way for me to connect with other adults since I lack the interaction most of the day at home. I’m with my toddler all day. That’s why I’m truly excited to start school, being around other people, other adults and stimulating my mind. You are what you feed your mind. Personally I love taking more time to read God’s word, meditating and focusing more on my sons needs. You may ask why do I still have Facebook, and even this blog? Truth is I have family I love sharing things with. I have family all over. I get to keep up with my brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. I’ve been able to reconnect with old friends and new friends. 

It’s easier managing life without all the constant distractions of all of these outlets. I never realize how much people cared what I did. I suffer from anxiety and when I’m online too much it sky rockets through the roof. It’s easy to say I’m not addicted to social media. But how much time are you spending on each site/app? If you’re talented, you’re flipping between all multiple apps for hours. Laughing on the inside, because I was that person.

You don’t realize it until later how much time you spent online when you could have done so many other things. Time is so precious, time is something you can never get back. Think about all the time you have wasted being addicted to social media.

Remember not everything is a competition. Learn to live life outside of social media. Put the phone down. God made a beautiful world, enjoy it. 

Don’t let social media define who you are. If you do, it will slowly kill you. Kill the essence of who you are. I learned that not everything is for everyone. Not everyone needs to know YOUR business. Sometimes you have to keep things yours. Use caution and discernment when posting your life.

Perception vs reality is EVERYTHING! Don’t be fooled or be the fool.

I hope you enjoyed this post and I will see you in the next one.

Xo Mia