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Saturday, April 09, 2005

Who Are You?

My teenage daughter's group of friends keep a blog at http://ignorantcow.blogspot.com. They are many contributors. They call it -

Ramblings of Malaysian Teenagers

I paid a visit to their cyberhome and was greeted with these words -

Welcome to our realm of rambles. We are a million contradictions, we make no sense! We're perfect and sometimes we're a mess! We're not sure who we are..

There are millions of teens making their thoughts and feelings available for friends and strangers alike. What's all about? Why are they re-shaping their lives into short stories that can typed up and posted on the internet? Why do these teenagers feel the need to connect with other people through their stories? Why do they feel that they need to leave mark on the world, even if it means tucking away in an obscure corner of cyberspace?

God is the creator. He creates us in His image. Only creatures with souls keep online journals or make art. It reflects God's creativity.

This piece is specially dedicated to this group of young people in my own church community who certainly do not make much sense to me in most of their postings. But, I see God's creativity in their works...

If you are in Christ, your name is written on God's hands.
It is not written in ballpoint, or the way you write in your blog, or even the way you might write "History test on Monday" on your palms to remind yourselves. Your name is written in eternity.

Cling to Christ. Hold on tight to Him.
If in anytime your grasp starts to slip, know that it's God who is gripping on you, it is not your grip on him. That's the assurance.

The things on earth, if they fill you at all, fill you only temporarily.
You can try to fill yourself up with activities, accomplishments, popularity - but earthly fulfillment leaks out the bottom as fast as you can heap it in the top. The fulness of a life in which God reigns is a fullness that overflows today, tomorrow and forever.

Look to God alone for approval, for the substance of who you are.
When you know God's love and acceptance, you can accept yourself just as you are, with all your imperfections. You can discover who you are, and helps you feel loved and valued.

Give thanks often to God for how He created you.
"You are wonderfully and fearfully made." (Psalms 139:14a)
Demonstrate the "God-created" you to your friends and family.
Exhibit acceptance of the God-created you by learning to be your own best friend, by enjoying your own company, by being content whether you are alone or in a crowd.
Resist peer pressure to do things that doesn't match who you know you are.

Well done - invite your parents to "see" your imperfections in the realm of rambles...
Graciously receive my sincere compliments...

Keep on writing. Let your thoughts be a blessing to many other young people. Proverbs 11:25 says, "The generous soul will be made rich, and he who waters will also be watered himself."

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Just a few days, I was praying to the Lord and these questions passed through my mind. I asked him whether he is actually having fun with our lives? Is he allowing all our so called troubles to come into our life so that we may run to him with it? Does it mean that the Lord is also scared of loneliness and boredom? Was it not said that God created us in his image? So does that mean that with us being in his image, does that mean God is also like us?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:59 am  

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