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|Posted by [email protected] on September 23, 2017 at 11:35 PM||comments (0)|
From the time we are young, the enemy uses society and oftentimes the adults in our lives to plant the seed that partying/clubbing/"going out" is fun. The adults go out, have this supposed “fun”, and then come back and retrieve the children. Later on down the line, we hear them talking about all of the fun and/or adventures they had while out and we decide that we, too, want to have the same fun.
As the days go on, we hear more about this "fun" on the radio every day on the way to school. We see our first glimpses of this fun on television, in kiddie versions on Disney channel and Nickelodeon. We go to our first school dances and experience a seemingly innocent version of a party. And we love it. And we want to experience it again. And then we go to high school and go to another dance, but this one isn’t so innocent. And then we go to our first house party or hotel party. And the cycle continues, except with each experience more innocence is taken away and more sin is introduced.
When the enemy wants to take us away from God, he introduces sin as being fun, pleasurable, and enjoyable, and this goes for any and every sin. But all of it is a lie. The “fun” is only temporary, and with each passing experience, you go farther from God, which makes it even harder for you to come back to Him, for you to come *closer* to him. The reason why he introduces partying at such a young age is that he knows of the many traps and snares that are hiding in house parties, clubs, and other sinful atmospheres. You get introduced to sensual dancing and physical touch with the opposite sex, and you unconsciously lose more innocence while simultaneously becoming prematurely sexually aroused. This will eventually lead to early sexual experimentation and fornication. This is not right. You also are introduced to your own peers drinking/doing drugs. You observe people using these substances and it eventually plants the seed that these substances “aren’t as bad as you thought they were.” With increased exposure to them, you are weakened, and eventually, you give in and decide that you’ll try them too. (This will eventually lead to increased use of and desire to use these substances. For many people, this will also pave the way to addiction. Remember, you don’t have to consume something every day and you don’t have to give every last dollar you have to be addicted to something. There are young people that you and I know who are addicted to these substances, and they don’t even know it. You have been warned. Stay away from these things; they are not good for you.)
In partying atmospheres, you are more susceptible to rape, fighting, fornication, orgies, murder, “drunk-driving” (an easy way to die or get hurt fast) and the list goes on. What started (maybe years ago) as seemingly innocent fun takes you into a whirlwind of sin and chaos. You can’t focus in school or at work, you’re losing jobs, you’re in drama with friends and/or family over what you’ve been doing, you lose your focus, your ambition withers, and you seep deeper into trouble.
The enemy also likes to tell us that we’re young, and this is what young people do. In a way, he even makes it seem like we have a *right* to live our lives this way because we are young. But I’m here to tell you that this is not true, and this life leads to natural and spiritual death. The enemy feeds us lies and we think to ourselves, “I’m still young, I’m “out here living”, I’ll get right when I’m older, I have time, My mom/dad/grandma/family did this when they were young, I’m cool, I’m having fun, If I die I’m going to Heaven,” but again, all of these things are lies and excuses the enemy tells to keep you in bondage. The age of accountability is around 12-13. That means that once you surpass those ages, YOU ARE ACCOUNTABLE FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO AND YOU *CAN* DIE AND GO TO HELL FOR LIVING IN SIN. (Remember, this is why you need Jesus. To save you so you don’t have to die and go to Hell. So He can redeem you and give you a new way of living). So no, you are NOT too young to live for God. You aren’t young at all, in His eyes. You’re not innocent. You know better. And when you know better, you do better. And if you know better but you refuse to do better, God counts what you do as sin, as mentioned in the Bible in James 4:17 ESV “So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.”
I know you all have heard of the Kenneka Jenkins story. It’s a sad situation and a really unfortunate series of events that went on. I know a lot of you will be mad at me for saying this, but what would have happened if she would have stayed home that night? What would have happened if she wasn’t at that party? What would have happened if she wasn’t in a drunken state? And what about her friends and everyone who was there? In a situation like that, Kenneka isn’t the only victim. Those people who were at the party (whether they know what happened to her or not) have to deal with the fact that their friend is GONE, and it could have been avoided. They are living their lives in a state of torment feeling guilty for what happened (whether they are innocent or not). Introduce more drugs, more alcohol, more partying, and more pain. Partying and clubbing are not what you want for your life. People are dying in their sin left and right, and it’s not just Kenneka. This is not the life you want to live.
It’s Saturday night and you have a choice. I challenge you to cancel your plans, and I challenge you to stay home and talk to God about your life. Talk to Him about your life choices, and really reflect on where you’ve been. If you truly desire to live a different life, cry out to God and tell Him that. Ask Him to save you. If you’re one of those people who enjoys living that life, cry out to God and ask him to take away your desire for that lifestyle. It’s not what you want. Heaven and Hell are at stake and time is really running out. Jesus is returning. And whether you die or He returns first you want to know that you’re saved so you can have an eternal, real-resting place for your soul. It’s no way to make it to Heaven without giving up that lifestyle and getting saved. It is my earnest desire that you’ll repent and do things differently while you still have a chance to turn things around. If you need any help, prayer, advice, or if you just want to talk, my DM is open. Judgement-free zone. I care about you and I want you to be saved. And most of all, God cares about you, and HE wants you to be saved. Make the right choice and don’t wait any longer to choose Jesus. Have a good night. #JesusSaves
|Posted by Aleesha SuEllen on August 12, 2014 at 8:25 PM||comments (0)|
Well hola my lovelies! This title has 2 meanings. 1) How long has it been since I posted?! and 2) How long do we have to wait for the things God has promosed us?
To be honest I have no idea how long it's been since I posted! A lot of things have happened. Lets see.....I'm no longer homeschooled, so I dont have my own computer anymore. I'm an aunt! Yup! My oldest brother and his girlfriend had a little baby girl! Now I am in no way supposrtive of sex before marrige, BUT I love this little girl to peices! Her name is Remi Marie Watkins. <3 She's my little princess! She is in the words of my mom, A little chubby chunk! xD Also, Thursday, the 14th is my 15th birthday! Eeeek! That means only 6 months and 2 days until I get my permit! Exciting right?
Okay guys/girls whatever you wanna be called, time to adress the second meaning behing the title. How long? How long do you think we have to wait until God gives us what he promised? Well I guess it all depends on a couple things. Like, Where your faith is, are you obedient to what God and your parents say? Do you have a servants heart? Is there things in your life that could be holding you back? (Music, books, movies/T.V shows, people?) Sometimes you need to cut off some things that aren't helping your faith. Are you friends helping your faith? Are they lifting you up with what they are saying to you? Or are they kicking you while you're down? Becasue think about it. Beforeyou started hanging out with the 'popular' girls, and you were hangin out with people why really had your best interest in mind, didn't you feel closer to God? Were you happier? Things were a lot easier wernt they? Do you find yourself arguing with your siblings or mom for no reason? Are you always mad? Does it feel like you are always on your period? Think about what you have been letting into your life recently. Really think. Was it really smart to listen to that explicet song? What about giving in and gossiping about somone who used to call yuou their best friend? What we do CAN keep us away from what God has for us. Even if we are not sinning per say, we are still not in obedince. Are you reading your word? Or do you find yourself slipping from God? Really think about what you are putting into your life. Maybe you need to change some things. If you really want Gods best for you, then go to him in prayer and ask him what he wants you to let go of. You'll be surprised how much better you feel after you let the things you don't need in your life go.
|Posted by [email protected] on June 22, 2014 at 8:40 PM||comments (0)|
Hi you guys! I'm soooo sorry that it's been so long since my last post. It has been a while since I last spoke with you all. Here are some of the things going on in my life.....
School! Yep, 365 days a year Family! My baby sister Nyla, age 2, and Sydney, 9 months. They keep us busy! Chores. *sigh, I'm trying I'm trying, haha! How wonderful... Anyway!
I've been fasting quite often. I'm still trying to grasp all that God has for me, but unfortunately, I keep getting in the way!! In between school, my funny family, chores (the dreaded chores) and pretty much my own selfish desires, I can never seperate myself from the duties and "fun" of life, and buckle down; reading the bible, praying, feeding my spirit (more on this a bit later) and just spending time with God, my Father, who I desperately want to know! But, I am having trouble doing my part of growing our relationship. I am a Christian, a person who believes in God (the Father), Jesus (the Son) and the Holy spirit (God's Spirit sent to help lead us, guide us, and have a real relationship with us).
Here are 3 scriptures...
Micah 3:8 ESV "But as for me, I am filled with power, with the Spirit of the LORD, and with justice and might, to declare to Jacob his transgression and to Israel his sin."
Acts 2:1-5 ESV "When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven."
Luke 3:16 ESV "John answered them all, saying, “I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire."
So, yeah!! The thing is, I am having trouble hearing Him speak. When I began this blog, about 2 weeks before May 17th, I was lost and really trying to hear God! After remembering this blog, I picked it back up May 17th, dropped it again, and here I am, back on June 22nd! (Sorry for the delay by the way!) But little by little, I believe that God is talking. By placing positive things in my heart, giving me wisdom at unexpected times, and convicting me and saying "You remember..." "You know better..." "Do it now..." when I know I just read that I'm not supposed to do whatever I'm doing at the moment. There have been a few things everyday, that have me believing that maybe, just maybe, He has sent His Holy Spirit and He lives in me! Just yesterday, as I was talking to God in my head about my selfish desires concerning my appearance, I heard, not in my ear, or in my own voice, but randomly in the middle of me talking in my mind, revealing to me a truth about my own desires. Right. In the middle. Of my selfish. request. I knew it was Him!!
I want God to send His Holy Spirit to me so I can grow deeper in relationship with Him. I want to get to know Him personally. I know He loves me, and the bible tells me this, but I want to be able to hear God say "I love you daughter". When I'm at my school's lab building, and I see a girl crying, I want to hear God speak so I can deliever the message to the girl and bring comfort, hope, and faith in God to her! When I hear kids talking about how they don't believe in God, not only do I want my life to display that God is real, but I want to be able to have the courage, and the right words to say, or do, what needs to be said or done, to spark hope and faith in God. When I'm in tough situations and I don't know what to do, or say, I want to hear and feel God nudging me to make the right moves. When it's late at night and I know I didn't wash the dishes or clean my room as my mom instructed, I want God to give me the strength, will power, and an obedient spirit to not only get the job done, but to do it with excellence! Although it's nice to tell people that I am a Christian, I'm not perfect! If I didn't have God leading me, or even an idea on how God wants me to grow, I'd probably be leading people off of a cliff! Despite who I am and my short comings, I want my life to show that God is with me, so they'll know that He can be with them too. I want people to desire God based on what they see in my life when His Spirit comes- His kindness working in me, His wisdom speaking thru me, His faithfulness showing my faith in Him, and His heart, loving His people by using me.
I understand that everything and everyone in God requires growth so I'm not expecting to walk on water like Jesus, or to become instant perfection, or even to be a good person all the time! But, I am expecting to see God move in new ways and to be used by Him more. I am expecting to reflect His image by allowing Him to take over and take the lead in my life. Most of all, I am expecting to know Him like I know a friend, and I am expecting to know without a doubt that He lives in me and I am being lead by His Spirit.
|Posted by Aleesha SuEllen on April 9, 2014 at 2:10 PM||comments (2)|
Why hello there! Long time no read See what I did there? Haha. I know, I'm crazy, but I like being crazy! I mean, I tried being normal once, worst two minutes of my life! Bhahaha!
Okay let's get down to the heavy.....who am I kidding? Y'all know I aint got no heavy xD I mean, who really wants to be serious? *Looks around* No one? That's what I thought I mean, normal and serious is overrated right? Right! To be honest I don't wanna be like everyone else. I like Aleesha SuEllen, just the way she is thank you very much. I mean I feel like I'm pretty awesome, and God things I'm beautiful, so who do I have to please? NO ONE!!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHA *Runs around like super woman* I AM SUPERWOMAN! Don't even try to deny it! I mean, no one has ever seen super woman and I in the same room at the same time, that's all I'm gonna say.
Dang! I am crazy! xD Oh well! If you like my craziness, tell me down in da comments! And if you like to be crazy, TELL ME IN DA COMMENTS BECAUSE WE CAN BE CRAZY TOGETHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeaaaaah, maybe I overdue it sometimes...OH WELL! Have any of you beautiful ladies ever listened to Audrey Assad? She is amazing! Her voice is so smooth and beautiful! Here is a link to one of my favorite songs by her https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2ZBCUQieUI" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2ZBCUQieUI it’s amazing! I am actually making a dance with my friend to this song. I mean, doesn't it sound like the perfect song to dance and worship our awesome creator to? I think it is. I mean it's awesome.
I had spring break last week, and so I'm back to school this week I miss not having to do anything xD. I have church tonight, but I really don't want to get dressed, and look nice. I mean I am perfectly fine in my sweatpants that are to short and my 'October Baby' t-shirt, thank you very much! Buuut I need to look slightly presentable right xD Welp I hop all of you beauties are having a wonderful day today and all that good stuff! Talk to a later! I LOVE YOU ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
|Posted by Yoshua on March 28, 2014 at 3:10 PM||comments (0)|
Hi young ladies, I have been thinking about you all and praying for you all as usual. One question in particular, for you all to meditate on and consider is this: who does your Worship belong to and how do you know?
There are so many vices that are in the world, so many places that can be potentially destructive if you're not careful. Think about this: the definition of worship is reverent honor and homage paid to God or a sacred personage, or to any object regarded as sacred. Automatically we think "duh, what's wrong with her??? I worship God Only, what is she talking about????" I'm talking about that thing that has your heart, that thing that you wake up thinking about and go to sleep and even dream about! It's the one person or thing you would die for, and can't see yourself without. Who or what is that for you- and why? Before you answer consider this: how many gods are in your life? Some examples for you: Money, brand name clothing, that relationship that you know you shouldn't be in but just can't let go of it.....let's go a little deeper: Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Beyonce and Jay Z- you get the point I'm sure! So if there is a possibility of having other gods then surely we understand it's possible to worship things and/or people instead of God also right?
So right now somebody's thinking: how do I know if I worship things or people? Simply go back to the beginning of the list:
- who do you spend the most time with? A Christian should spend time praying and reading The Bible.
- who has your allegiance? Again, what or who can't you live without? This could be as small as rap music or as major as a boyfriend that you're obsessed with and can't live without.
- who is in the place in your heart that belongs to God? Nuff said but note- objects of worship never love us back! It's a place that exclusively belongs to God!
- who do you idolize and why?
Did you know that God is a jealous God?
Exodus 34:14 Do not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God. (NIV)
Let's evauate who we are and where we are in relation to our God. If another god has your heart and time simply repent and strive to give our Father what He deserves! Our bodies, energy, praise, worship, gifts and talents belong to Him for His Kingdom's growth and enjoyment so what are you waiting for????
|Posted by Aleesha SuEllen on February 3, 2014 at 7:15 PM||comments (0)|
Good evening my lovleys!!!!! <3 How are all of you beauties? I hope good!!
Omg okay, so I am so obsessed with music like it's not even funny! I absolutly love music. It is literetly the best thing in the entire world. Right now I'm listening to Switchfoots new album "Fading West" This is my first time listening to it, and it is amazing!!!!! Like omg, don't even play. Lol no, I don't own the album, sad face. I am listening to it on YouTube because I have no money xD. I'm 14 so I really have no way to get money ya know? I really wish that I didn't have to be 16 to get a job, that really sucks! I mean it's totally not fair for us under aged teens who don't get allowences. I mean I know a lot of teens are saying that they reallly want a job, but by the time they can get one, they're to lazy to go get one, but I'm not like that. I really do want a job. I don't like asking my parents to buy me things because they need the money to like pay bills and get us food, not take me shopping for stuff I don't really need. I guess I'll just have to keep waiting to be 16, only 1 and 1/2 more years! Well 1 and 1/2 on the 14. That's when I'm going to be 14 and 1/2!!!! I'll be able to gewt my drivers permit Febuary 14, 2015!!!!!!!! Omg I can't wait!!!! Eeeee!!!!!! Lol I'm such a girl xD at least I don't say #TeamSingle! Or #Duckface! :3 I mean what is up with Team Single? Single is not a team, it's one person. I mean, really? Let's be real love. Omg there is this girl on YouTube (my other obsession xD) and she is a chrostain, and I can't even describe her! Here is the link, click it! You won't regret it! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiL6WwlHv2DCGpKUjWpSXrg Well I'm off love yall, click that link and be happy! love ya!!
|Posted by Aleesha SuEllen on January 20, 2014 at 2:30 PM||comments (1)|
Hi my wonderful loves! <3 How is everyone? I am like SUPER happy right now because my friend is coming over in like half an hour! OMG! And yeah. LOL. Guys, I like totaly did something crazy. I chopped off my hair! I had brown hair down to my elbows and now it's up to my ears and RED! Not like this red but this red kinda I really like it, it's a big change though. I used to have migranes all the time because of my heavy hair and now it's like I can fly away! I absolutly love it. I honestly feel like a new woman :DLol I am so weird. All day today I have been talking to myself in diffrent accents like a freak xD. I don't really care that I'm weird that's just who I am <3 Well I just wanted to write a short little blog so this is the end. I love you all and have a wonderful day! (And if you feel like being weird, do it I dare you!) Bye!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
|Posted by Aleesha SuEllen on January 15, 2014 at 5:10 PM||comments (4)|
Hello beauties! I haven't blogged in a couple days and I just came up with a good topic So, as a girl you know the pressure of fitting in with everyone else, to be skinny and have the tightest skinny jeans. I really hate how we have this pressure of being 'cool' it really sucks. Let's ask ourselfs this question real quick. What is cool? Any body got an answer? Is it, having all the best makeup from MAC and sephora? Having the best jewlery? Oh is it having the perfect nail job with Essie nail polsih? No? Then what is it? Any one? No? Well here is what I think 'cool' is. Nothing. There is no 'cool' No matter how hard you try you are never going to be 'cool'. The world makes being 'cool' too 'mainstream' Everything is too 'mainstream' now a days. Have you noticed that? No one wants to be going with the flow anymore, they want to 'Be their own person' Well in doing that they are being like everybody else! I mean, come on. Lets be real for a second. You can be diffrent without being like everybody else. How? Be yourself. But Aleesha, you just said that everybody is trying to be their own person and that makes them be like everybody else. Yeah, I did, but have you noticed that 'being your own person' is being like evreybody else? No one who says that are really their own person. They think they have to be like every body else to be their own person. That's not true! You can honestly be yourself without being like everyone else. If you don't think it's cute to wear skin tight jeans, but you want to fit in, so you wear them anyway, stop. Be who you want to be! If you feel like wearing those old baggy back sweats in public, WEAR THEM! Don't dress a certin way just so people will like you! Be you! You are the one and only you! You were born an original, don't die a copy. If you think you look good in black skinny jeans and a black t-shirt, wear it! Don't listen to those kids who call you gothic or emo! God loves you if you wear all black or the brightest colors in the world! I dress all diffrent ways! Right now I'm wearing brown skinny corduroys a blue shirt and jewlery and makeup. But somedays, I stay in my pajams ALL DAY. I'll be honest, one day I did not feel like getting dress for work so I went in my black baggy mens sweat pants! I felt a little insecure at first, but you know what? I was babystting, who did I have to impress? Little kids don't care if you're wearing sweat pants or skinny jeans! In one of Britt Nicoles songs Headphones, the words are "She gave it her best, she tried to fit in, she tried to be cool but she never could win. Her mom say's she's great, but the kids think she's weird. Honestly she wish she could dissapear. why you try to be like the rest of them, when you know ther's so much more within. Theres only one you, here's what you gotta do Whoa, Anytime you feel alone put on your headphones, love is coming through your headphones" You don't have to be like everyone else! Hun, listen to what I'm saying. Life is not just trying to be like everybody else. It's beeing yourself. I posted something on my Google+ that says " Life isn't just something to stumble through without rhyme or reason. Find your reason and live it like there aint no tomorrow" Find what makes you, you! Be who you are ment to be! Don't worry about what other people think about you. I am not the skinniest person, but then again, I'm also not the biggest person. But I feel like I am the biggest person on the face of the earth. I know a lot of girls feel the same way. A lot of them don't need to think they are fat, I mean size 0 pants But some girls like me who have to go to the plus size parts in the store, sorta have a reason to feel fat. Have you noticed that it is very hard to find cute plus size clothes? You have no idea how long I shopped to find ONE pair of cute jean shorts last summer! I mean yeah, there are pleanty of shorts that come down the the knee to choose from, but I don't really like wearing those all the time! I like shorts that are a little shorter, but deffinetly not boottie shorts but shorts that aren't knee length. But it took FOREVER to find a decent pair! And even then I only found one! It really isn't fair. Society does not make it any easier for us bigger girl to feel better about ourselfs. And yet they expect us to smile and act like everybody else. Well you know what? I'm done with being like everybody else, I am going to be me and I don't care if you like me or not! I don't care if I suck at singing, I'm going to sing as loud as I can! I a worth more than gold, and so are you! So hold your head up high, it's your time to shine, from the inside out it shows, you're worth more than gold! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9PjrtcHJPo I love every single one of you reading this and if you ever need someone to talk to about anything or just need a friend, message me. I'm here for you and I will show you the love you deserve! <3 You're a queen inside and out! Be blessed and always remeber, whatever you've been told, YOU'RE WORTH MORE THAN GOLD!
|Posted by Julia Jenece on January 15, 2014 at 10:15 AM||comments (3)|
i'M GONNA BE AN AUNT AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!! #4 ON ITS WAY!
|Posted by Julia Jenece on January 10, 2014 at 4:35 PM||comments (1)|
God's gifts come in many shapes,and sizes:) I want to tell you about a little gift God gave me almost 2 years ago! I know this isnt the best thing to blog about but I thought it would be nice:)
Thanksgiving day 2011,I was giving the best surprise ever. my older brother Tyler and his girlfriend found out the were expecting! (I dont agree with the whole sex before marrige thing but that was there choice) As I screamed in exciment that I was gonna be an aunt in just 2 months was amazing! I know alot of girls want to be a mommy before anything but I have always wanted to be an aunt first:) As I waited for febuaray to come it seemed like F0REVER! But Febuaray 14th,2012 my mom had annonced that Becky was in labor!!!!:D I was exstatic! Little did I know what the gender was.
My adorible NEPHEW Jace Phillip James Snyder was born febuaray 15th,2012 at 11:23am I met him when he was 3 days old and a tiny beautiful gift from God!:) He is now a busy almost 2 year old that loves spiderman,blocks,and just running around after his auntie's & uncle:) I know this isnt much but hope this reminds u that God is just the best person at giving gifts!
I love you Jace! <3
|Posted by [email protected] on January 5, 2014 at 12:30 AM||comments (0)|
Going into the new year last year, I had no clue what would come about in 2013, nor who I would be. In the beginning of the 2012 school year, 10th grade, I made sure that at my new school it would be understood that I was a Christian and that my allegiance did belong to God, because I was coming out of the world. I made sure to try my hardest to show that I am for God, because I had never done that before, but I still wanted to be accepted by my old friends. (Pretty much every year before that, from 6th grade-9th grade, I conformed to the world and their expectations, after being taught to serve God and having my mom as a model for what a real relationship with God looked like.) That year, I endured the "Omg, God will forgive you just do this" and "Oh, we need to corrupt this girl she's having no fun". I got the looks. I endured rejection from some people I thought were really cool. I endured having my picture posted on twitter, a normal one not a creepy one, being made of fun by two mean girls. *sigh, typical "popular" scene, but nevertheless, very real.
Although I confessed that Jesus was in fact Lord over my life, and the fact that I was a Christian, I still struggled with the people who didn't go to my new school. I still struggled with my other friends who weren't aware that I was a Christian. What would they say? Would they still want to be my friend? Will they still accept me? So, I still tried to be like them. I tried to keep up with them. I was your typical teen- taking duck faced selfies, mirror pictures, keeping up with the trends, talking like everyone else, seeking to have attention and be on top, striving to have a huge following on twitter and instagram- but in December, it all came up, it all came out, and I was delivered- I tryed my hardest to never look back. My mom told me to deactivate my Instagram (I thought man, I just got 300 new followers) my twitter (NOOOO 1,100 followers down the drain!!) and my Facebook. I promise you guys, it was hard at first. Sooo hard, but I was obedient. And then, I got used to it. Yes, I literally stopped caring and thinking about it and it got to be nature almost. Meanwhile, I was no longer trying to conform to the world, but I still desired for my friends and others to like me. In the beginning of 2013, I can't remember when exactly, but I started fasting and really trying to get closer to God- and that is when all my friends, new and old, knew of and understood my relationship with God. After that, around April or May, I made another instagram- this time I would be different, and it was. This time, I had a huge following. Again, I made sure not to conform to the world, and do worldly things, but I still desired to fit in with them. Oh, the confusion of it. I made my twitter again in June, and again I obtained a big following. But I kept trying. I began to mention God in my bio, I made sure that people understood that I did in fact, belong to God. Still, I was in the process of coming out from amongst them.
Again this year, God is taking me thru a necessary sanctification (according to my mom, haha, but I believe it!) and I have decided to stay off of my instagram (no looking back!) and facebook accounts again. And guess what guys? Out of no where, since January 1st, my imessage and facetime REFUSE to work! I don't have a phone, those are my only means of communication with my friends. January 5th, I'm maintaining. I'm pushing. I'm climbing. I'm drawing nearer to God and I'm happy. Friends are leaving, but that's okay. I'm trying out modesty, and I'm happy. I don't want to be like this world, and I'm dusting my feet off to rejection. And I'm loving every bit of it. I'm getting closer to God, and that's comforting. This may not be everyone's story, maybe not everyone has been rejected by the world, maybe not everyone has ventured out and tried to be worldly (or maybe you haven't been honest with yourself and realized it just yet) but it's been my story for most of my life and I'm happy that the days of mild fitting in are gone. Yes mild, you guys didn't seriously think that being peculiar, with wanna' be worldy acts, made me actually fit in, did you? So not worth it!! Be who God made you, it looks so much better on you!
Lyrics to a helpful song. Embrace your peculiarity, and embrace the gift God gave to you.
"The systems of the world
Will try to take your confidence
But these systems were designed to make you doubt what heaven sent
The systems of the world
Will try to take your confidence
But these systems were designed to make you sit down on your gift
But the gift God gave to you, give it back to Him
When He sees it operating, it’s a compliment to Him
But the gift God gave to you, give it back to Him
For the gift it will make room, position, for great men to see you
The gift it looks good on you
It looks good on you
The gift it looks good
And you wear it well
God has graced you and you wear it well"
Donald Lawrence, the gift
|Posted by Aleesha SuEllen on January 2, 2014 at 1:05 PM||comments (0)|
Happy 2014 everybody!!!! Can you belive it's already here?! I can't! My little sisters 10th birthday is on the 5th and I'm like, O.o where did all the days go?!?! I have the worst headache ever right now xD And I'm hungry, oh the struggels of being a teen xD
So I am going to tell yall what I got for Christmas!!! Okay, from my mom and step-dad I got: 2 new kinds of eyeshadow, 1 new makeup brush, 1 pair of skinny jeans, 2 shirts, 1 hoodie, a bunch of candy, the whole Narnia book set (ALL 7!!!), 1 book called Before you meet Prince Charming; A guide to radient purity (I read it in one day xD), 1 set of earbuds, 1 new razor, 2 diffrent packs of face cleanong wipes, 1 facial mask, 1 necklace, and some stuff I can't remeber xD. From my Grandma (who lives with us) I got: 1 owl purse, 1 small tub of glass beads (For a diy thing), candy, and I forgot what else xD
I had to get a new computer, and this is my first time using it. I have to personalize it stil. But I am glad to have a new one because my old one was really messed up. The sound stopped working and everything. It's hard getting used to all new stuff, a new mouse, new keyboard, new everything. Okay going off the subject of my new school dcomputer xD I just found an amazing song called Empty My Hands By Tenth Avenue North. It's really good. If you're reading this, you should look it up xD "Empty my hands, fill up my heart" Beautiful lyrics. I am so tired and I am goign to go. Yea I'm to lazy to finish this blog XD
|Posted by [email protected] on December 30, 2013 at 1:20 AM||comments (2)|
Hey girls! Can you believe that tomorrow will be the last day of 2013? It's pretty amazing if you ask me. I remember just last December as I sat shaking, literally trembling in fear of what was to come. Little did I know, it was deliverance. This year has been pretty amazing. I've dreamed dreams, God has taught me so much, and even when I rejected His correction, He's still loved me through it all. Even when I rejected and avoided Him, He still stood there with open arms. As I'm entering into this new year, I'm ready to accept change. And I'm ready to accept God fully. I'm ready to experience Him like I never have before. As of right now, I'm struggling with some things, but I'll be alright. Sometimes it's necessary for me to take a look, and see how far I've come. I've learned where my help comes from and I've learned where to go when I need to become stronger. As I'm going into a new year, I'm ready to leave the old me behind for good, and go forward in who I've been called to be.
Philippians 4:13 - I'm ready to live it!
|Posted by Aleesha SuEllen on December 19, 2013 at 10:15 AM||comments (0)|
OMG there are only 6 days until Christmas!!! What the world?! I don't have ONE Christmas poem written! AHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! It wouldn't be so bad if I didn't have my dad's family Christmas party THIS SATURDAY!!!!!!!!!!!! OHMIGOSH IT'S THURSDAY AND I HAVE ONLY STARTED MY DADS!!! Guys, I'm panicking. DX Also, I have NO idea what to write the poems about! Like I never have problems writing poems!!
Well besides not being ready for Christmas I have actually been pretty good. I haven't had time to read my bible yet this morning and every time I try, I have to do something I'm just like LEAVE ME ALONE SO I CAN READ MY WORD!! Yea, I want to have a hunger, and a yearing for the Lord, so if I don't read my bible, that's not really going to happen LOL. Yesterday I read in Psalms and WOW it really packs a punch xD I totally love Psalms. What is your favorite book of the bible? Mine is a tie between Esther, and Psalms. My favorite Psalms is Psalms 23:1-6 This chapter has always stuck out to me since I was big enough to be able to read my bible, and underline. lol. Today I will be reading in Psalms also, so i fI find something totally amazing, I'll make sure to share it with you guys!
I'm doing science *rolls eyes* I so do NOT like science! Especially since it teaches the Big Bang Theory. Like what the world? Did you know it used to be illegal to teach anything other than that the Lord created everything? I wish it was still like that. Then innocent childern would not be fed lies at school. It really gets me upset xD.
The snow is slowly melting where I live. The grass is still cover, but the roads and driveways are clear...kinda lol. I hope that we have a white Christmas though. The one thing I do not like about snow is that it's so cold! I'm sitting here freezing my hands off! I'm tempted to put on my gloves, but then it would be hard for me to take my notes. LOLOL! I just heard my little brother (he's 7) say "You know basically fly's are birds" hahahahaha! He's so cute! He's in first grade, and learing about birds, reptiles, and that kind of stuff. xD Ahhh the innocence of young children. I absolutly love my little brother and sister. Of course I love my older siblings too lol. But there is just something about little siblings that is diffrent. Maybe it's because even if they don't act like it, they are going to look up to you. I mean we as older siblings have a responsibility to our younger brothers and or sisters. We are suppose to show them the right way to go, like with collage, and for the girls, what to do when Mother Nature, or as my mom calls it 'Aunt Ruby Flow' xD Visits for the first time lol. Sometimes my sister doesn't want to tell my mom things and so she tells me. (It's usially what boy at church she has a crush on xD) But she trusts me, and tells me her secrets, and I find it a wonderful privalige. I know I'm not always the nicest, but she's almost 10 and I'm 14, of course she's going to get on my nerves, but I love her so much. I am really trying to be a better big sister, you know, watch my attitude twards my siblings. Be a little nicer, and yes, even when Aunt Flow is visiting me. I am a teen and to be compleatly honest, I have an attitude problem, but with the Lords help, I can overcome it!!
Well I'm going to go! I hope everyone has a good day! Remember, God made you special, and he loves you very much! Goodbye!!!
|Posted by FaithTheAmazing on December 19, 2013 at 1:00 AM||comments (1)|
Today I found out Bill Nye was a Math guy too. ;-; Yes, I know I should be happy. However, why didn't I know about this when I started 8th grade?! He could of help me with my pre-algebra! Why, Bill!! Why couldn't you just be the Science guy :'[ I feel very disappointed that I never knew this! (Btw my dog just stole my oreo some one call the oreo police!) I remember in 5th grade singing along to his videos. :c Why did life have to make aging so fast? I dont wanna be an adult. /.\ Can Some one invent a time machine! Well at least I have my memories <3
|Posted by [email protected] on December 18, 2013 at 6:05 PM||comments (1)|
Most litte girls can't wait to grow up. They try on their mom's heels, dress up in pretty dresses, play in pretend, barbie makeup- and pretty much pretend to be little women. By middle school, they're into the dating scene, sneaking and applying makeup in the girl's bathrooms, reading magazines, they're pretty much whizzing through adolescence. Maybe not all girls do this, but I've known quite a few in my lifetime- and I'm only sixteen! However, unlike everyone else, I've always been afraid of growing up because I didn't like the reactions I got when I tried to be a "young lady". As a result of this, I got a litte too comfortable with being a little girl, and pretty much a kid really. I remember wanting to play in makeup in the 3rd grade, following through with my desire, and being laughed at for it. I remember swearing up and down that I was never into guys, or even that I thought they were cute, until...... Well...... Woops, still haven't admitted that one I remember being embarassed to ask my mom for bras. XP I remember balling my eyes out, feeling literally like it was the end of the world when I got my first 9 periods. XD I remember taking 10 minutes pondering over whether or not I should use the word period I remember keeping it from my parents. I remeber recently when my dad said "Oh, she's in a bad mood, it must be her period" and I stopped talking to him for over a month because I wanted him to always see me as a little girl and not know that I had gotten it years ago. Most of all though-
Growing up has always been a very, very sensitive subject for me. From makeup to college, periods to having children, hygiene to boys- I've never been open to talking about, nor thinking about, normal things most girls dream about. As a matter of fact, when I was younger and people would tell me they loved me, I would just say "same", haha! This went on until I was 10 years old, and my God mom taught me about the plunge into double digits! I felt like most young women feel like when they turn 18, so I felt that it was only right that I begin to tell people I loved them. Anyway, although I was always more mature than other girls my age, I was always the most innocent, and I was always mistaken as being younger than everyone because of this. As a result, people gave me a hard time when I wanted to do normal things that I felt were me trying to grow up. I felt like they were saying "Look at that five year old girl hanging out with her 12 year old friends trying to wear earrings" even though I too was 12 years old. My family, my friends, really everyone just made it so embarrassing and awkward that I wanted to be a "young lady" and it made me want to stay a little girl forever, which complicated my journey of growing up x 300! Unfortunately, life wasn't willing to let me do that, which led to heart aches, breaks, shatters and messes.At a whopping (or teeny, let a 70 year old tell it!) 16 years old, I still struggle with growing up. I was looking forward to becoming 16 because I thought that it was an age that signifies being older, and I thought I'd have the courage to stand up and face growing up, but I haven't had that kind of experience just yet. Fortunately, God is healing me of this, and hopefully, I'll make it out of this phase okay and open to using terms like "young woman, woman hood, and lady" more often. In the mean time and in between time, He's healing me, and I'll willingly stand still and let Him operate and bring me to His perfect will. So, here's to growing up
What about you? Are you at just the right pace in growing up, do you want to grow up faster, are you a mixture of both like myself, or are you scared of the idea of growing up? Leave a comment below!
|Posted by Aleesha SuEllen on December 17, 2013 at 11:15 AM||comments (4)|
OMG! I have not posted anything in like FOREVER! I feel terrible! But I know you guys will forgive me <3 Well it's not like I haven't tried to write a blog, I had started one, but my computer like, crashed I was so sad! I had like an amazing entry, then poof it was gone! I almost cried!!!! I was DEVISTATED!I really was!
Lol I have a funny story XD Okay so I am like in love with Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, and someone posted it on YouTube, a 3 hour loop of it! I was so happy. But I saw someones comment so I responded and this is what is was
Random Person: Hello, is this the original Moonlight Sonata played in loop, replayed many times, or is it an extended version, that is different and longer ?
Me: Well the in the description box, it says: "I've extended it to 3 hours" So it is most likely just played in a loop over and over, which I personally adore ^-^
Uploader: +Aleesha Watkins Thanks for saying it for me ^^, just beat me by 18 hours haha
Me: +TheFullSoundtracks Hahahaha XD No problem :3 Thanks for the video, It's AWESOME!!!
Is that not the funniest thing?! XD I was dying!!!!! I found it HILARIOUS! Oh my goodness! I was tickled to death! LOL! Oh my gosh, I only have 96 lessons left in history!!! YES!! I am almost done with the first semester!! Like for realz with a z xD There are a total of 158 history lessons in my course. I'm like sooo close to being done...not really lol xD i am so tired right now. Like it's not even funny. Oh wow some of the 'hip' term from the 1920's are hilarious! Like Baloney and Applesauce meant 'Nonsense' XD Baloney makes sense but applesauce xD that's to funny!!! xD And cheaters meant eyeglasses.....I'm sitting here like...."Uh what?" xD I just realized how much I use xD and I'm sitting here like void of all emotion xD. See? I did it again lol. Oh well that's just what I do.
My mom made homemade bread for a party, and like no one ate it and I'm like "Thank you Jesus!" Because I can eat it!!! YUM! Well I'm going to go and do the stuuf that I do lol. Have a good day everyone! Bye!!!!
|Posted by FaithTheAmazing on December 13, 2013 at 11:15 PM||comments (0)|
Hey Ladys and Gents! (Well If there is any guys here. We may never know! :O) LOl, doesn't matter if you are a woman or male. We all are Gods children! This is actually my first blog post .-. haven't really done one before... So pleas bare with me!
You, know we really dont think about what we have. Only time we really truly realize we do. Is when we lose it, or nearly lose what we love. No,No, Im not talking about a BF/GF. Im speaking about a pet! A pet that is like family! I remember when I first got my dog Gigi. I was 13 when I first got her <3 She brouhgt so much light in my life. I was on a breaking point in life. I always thought that God was there to help when ever we needed. Well now I realize that God puts us through certain events. To teach us to make us learn.
We make our mistakes its our life he gave us! Meanwhile lets get back to the topic! Lol, Well I was on the breaking point. My brother pulls up with this fluffy white and brown tiny puppy<3 Omg I remember that night so clearly! It was around 10 pm at night. I was talking to two of my neighbors. Then I hear a car pull up and I see a little puppy under my legs hiding from the people. I was shocked and very-very happy at this time. To have an animal that never met you and for it to come to you. It shows what type of person who you are. It shows that things in life are there for you.
So what Im trying to say is even though life will be hard. That doesn't mean the man above with leave you alone. He will have stuff there for you. You, might have to wait.
He loves all of us!
|Posted by [email protected] on December 9, 2013 at 12:05 AM||comments (1)|
Hey girls! When I was younger, I used to love buying a nice pair of sketchers or a trip to payless with my dad to pick out a new pair of shoes together. I moved to a different city though, where I still live now, and here it's "designer, logo, designer, logo" which made me rethink my kicks that I thought were adorable. My mom has always been a fan of an all white pair of nikes, but I always preferred my sketchers or light up shoes- which she hates. Love you mommy Really, I just preferred new shoes that I liked and felt comfy in.... Anyway, as time went on, I got away from payless and sketchers, and embraced Ugg Australia and Nike. Honestly, there was a point in my life where I'd rather order shoes online than shop at payless- not because I didn't like the store, but because it was considered "uncool" to shop there.
So here I am, finally getting over materialism (except for my love for Ugg boots and the struggle to pass up a good sale! Pray for me, pray for me!) , and my baby sister Nyla, age 2, gets a new pair of purple and pink gym shoes with velcro straps.
When I first saw the shoes, I didn't care for them, and I wanted her to keep wearing the shoes she had on. My grandma bought them while my mom was in the hospital giving birth to my sister Sydney, who's almost 3 months old, because Nyla's first pair of K Swiss were beginning to fit a little snug. Here are the shoes Nyla has worn since she was 1, and was wearing at the time our Grandma bought them for her- she's had two pairs of them now! Actually, as I'm writing this blog, I see that she's wearing these shoes now! A simple, all white shoe, nothing fancy, something that looks modest. My question for you guys is, which shoe would you rather she wear? The Purple and pink, or the white pair? I may not have agreed with this last week, but I would like for her to wear her purple shoes! Not because they're cute, or they scream "My mommy loves me and buys me designer shoes" or even because they go with her current outfit, but because of the humbleness I feel they represent. Humility, the act of being humble: "a modest or low view of one's own importance; humbleness." Sometimes, white shoes are the best soloution to a colorful outfit, but you guys get the point that I'm trying to make here, haha! This is what I'd like to display in my life- humbleness and modesty. Although I am trying to be more humble, I am still embarrassed about a few things that I should embrace. You know, a few things that the world says I should be embarrased about, but God says I should be thankful for. I think we shouldn't reject the purple shoes because they aren't made by a top, well known designer or because they're a shoe that doesn't match Nyla's current outfit. I think we should ebrace them; we should embrace humility. We shouldn't reject Christianity because it doesn't go with our current selection of friends, and we shouldn't reject someone because of the way they dress. I guess all I'm trying to say here is that we as Christian's should strive to have a purple pair of shoes on our feet at all times. Maybe not literally, but definitely the mindset of humility- which the purple shoes represent to me. How are you going to rock your purple kicks this week?
Philippians 2:3 ESV "Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves."
|Posted by [email protected] on December 1, 2013 at 1:35 AM||comments (0)|
Goodnight Mocha girls!