Wednesday, March 30, 2011
All day today I have been thinking on this blog and knew that tonight was going to be a good night. Today, I had to check out of school at 12:30 because I had a doctors appointment at 1:00. I had an ingrown toe nail. Gross. Right? yeah. It hurt extremly bad for several months so I knew I had to do something soon or it would be a lot worse than it already was. I got to the hospital and sat there till they called me back. You know. The usual. The doctor told me they were going to do a simple procedure right there in the back room and that 75% of the time it will not come back, but the other 25% if it did come back then they wuld have to go one step farther. So I have been wobbling around with one tennis shoe today. I also went to my local church youth group tonight for the first time in a very long time (Faith Restoration) and let me tell you it felt so good to go back there. I never knew how much I missed it. The whole time I was there tonight I was thinking to myself it feels so good to get involved with something. Not just something but something good and worth getting into. There is always something good in everything you do even if you do not know it. You just have to get out there and do it. I always like to start off with an intro of my day. Tonight I kept it pretty simple because my day was pretty simple except for the surgery. Anyways my point I want to get across you tonight is this... We have surgeries, operations, diagnostics, etc,. and everytime we are on our way to the doctor's office whether you want to admitt it or not, we always have that feeling of "Is everything going to be okay?" When I checked out of school today everyone was like, "Are you dreading it? Are you nervous?" and my answer to everything was "No." Because I knew that through Christ there was nothing to fear not one bit and I knew he was there watching over me. Listen, when Jesus was beat to death, whipped, punched, slapped, kicked, etc,. He didn't ask himself if everything was going to be okay. Because he didn't care if he was going to be okay or not. He wanted to make sure that WE were going to be okay. You see, that is why he died for us. To forgive US of OUR sins not his. We never stop to think or remind ourselves that he did this for us. We do not think about the pain and misery he went through to do it for someone else. That someone else is US. It's US. We together are who Jesus died for. and to top it off, When Jesus was nailed to the cross and raised up to look across his own people. He looked at them and said "Lord, forgive them." Can you believe that? You think about what he went through and then he is nailed to a cross and tells the Lord to forgive them that they know not what they do? We americans today are selfless. We do not think about anyone but our selves and it's not right. There are people out there in this world that need us. Yes the Lord did say that if we ask for forgiveness we shall be forgiven, but he also did NOT say Sit there and do nothing. He does not tell you everything step by step. That's what the bible is for. Everyone always says that you can not help someone with out helping your self first. That is not true. You do not put yourself first. you put everyone else besides yourself first. Because if we do not help other people we do not deserve the right to help ourselves. What im getting at is you complain about a surgery and not even pray to God to give you strenghth to come through with it, but Jesus Christ got ,literally, beaten to death and talked to no one but God then forgave everyone for everything that they done. We do not give our Lord Jesus Christ enough credit for what he has done for us, and I think it is about time we do something about it. This is ruining the lives of everyone and it should't be this way. Everyone needs to be that first one to stand up and take lead in something to give Jesus the credit for what he has done for us. I know I am not the perfect Christian but I certainly know right from wrong and I know the right thing to do is to get right with God because he is THE ALMIGHTY. Everything. So tying in with my blog from last night, find your perspective and know what is best for you to do to help another person and do it. That's it. Think about ways to help someone and help them with anything they need you to. There is no time to waist. Go for it. Do not let anything hold you back. Pray with God One on One and ask him how you can help and he will answer. I don't know about you but i'm tired of sitting around and waiting. I'm ready to do something and I'm going to do it. Not sure yet just what it is going to be, but it will be a life changing experience. You should try it sometime. Thank you and God Bless. If you would like for me to speak with you one on one please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll be so glad to help you. Also, please take my survey at the bottom of my page.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
I am going to make tonight a short night because it has been an extremly long and tiresome day. I did have a good day at school. I was tired but I did keep my feet on my toes and pull out everything I could today. I know this is competely random but I just have to tell you that today I got my hair cut for the first time in 3 weeks because I have ben too lazy to go get it cut and it feels so much better. I feel like I can breathe. Anyways, haha... Okay seriously, (cleared my throat)... My focus point I want to get to tonight is "God's Perspective." I went to a meeting for two hours tonight at Birkeley Bob's on drawing closer to God and I want to better express some ideas of what I learned tonight at this Catholic Study. You see, we see everything in a "close up" perspective and that is not how we need to see things in Life. We need to see everything through God's perspective. We watched a video that showed a quick image that was really close up in our face and we had to try and guess what it was. I guessed eyeballs and a heart. Random I know. But it turned out to be a walnut oddly enough to say. But, yeah. Then we watched another video, except this time it was a movie trailer on a movie coming out soon and it was based on a true story. It was about this girl that was a surfer and one day she got one of her arms bitten off by a shark. "In a meaningful way" this girl wanted everyone to evolve around her because she only had one arm and she couldn't do anything on her own and she felt pointless. You see, that is showing an example of how we see things in perspective. We always try to find the bad in stuff. We never look for the good more less even TRY to look for the good things in life. The girl eventually realized that she could do something with what she had, thinking this whole time that she couldn't, she got back out on the surf board and took a major risk. Surfing with one arm. She knew (and we also know) that God is there for us always, no matter what we are going through. She was wanting everyone to feel sorry for her but God had something else in store. See, God's perspective is always looking at the good in things. There was a boy with one arm that was a soccer player and quit the soccer team because he did not have enough mental strength to play anymore. So this girl talked to him and motivated him to get back out there on the field. She told him that life is always throwing risks in yor face and you can not just turn away when they do. You have to fight them back and take stand for yourself. Because when God spoke to this girl her life lit up and she began to help other individuals with disabilities just like her. See we see the things in life that are not that important and we cry about them. You could almost say that we as humans are spoiled. We take life for granted everyday. We do not care to think about the starving kids in foreign countries, or do we think about how much money we spend on a car, or a house, keeping our money froze up in a bank account because we are too stingy to give it out to the needy. You see, Jesus gave up his LIFE so that we could live with sin and be forgiven. We do not think about how we were just lucky enough to be born in a wealthy family, or become owner of that family business that has been handed down for generations to make tons of money and not even go to college for your entire life. People need to wake up and realize that not everyone gets the same things as other people and wish for the rest of their lives that they could just have not even a quarter of what some of these families have. You people that have hit the jackpot just by being born into a good family need to be happy you were but that's it. You need to be blessed and pass it on to some of these people that are less fortunate . Donate to charities. Help out in the community. Get involved with a church group with sponsors such as food drives and such. You want to take everything you have and hold on to it, knowing deep in your heart that there is someone, a hungry man, a starving child, a homeless family, and even poor families that have tried their hardest ans simply cannot survive. It's these things we do not look at. It's not that we do not see them. It's that we DO NOT want to look. And it's because We. Are. Too. Stingy! When you complete your work on earth, everyone is going to heaven all the same way. You see, you think you are too good to sit, talk , look, think the same, or be in the same class, etc., to someone a diferent color, race, denomination or gender. You are wrong! God does not divide people up in Heaven. We are all family through Christ Jesus. So you think about it. We are all going to heaven the same way and you are going to regret not giving that litle piece of bread left over from supper to a little girl that has to find hers in a dumpster or on the ground, or even a child in general that does not and can not even find something as simple as bread to eat. They starve wishing to have the left overs we throw away, the money we blow on houses "more like mansions worth MILLIONS" and cars, and the electronics we use for entertainment just to have a roof over their heads, a meal on the table, or simply a bicycle for transportation. What perspective are you seeing? Are you seeing your perspective, or are you seeing God's perspective? Im working on seeing God's perspective. You tell me what you choose. Heaven or Hell? God Bless!
Monday, March 28, 2011
Okay. So I just got home. I had a pretty good day today. It wasn't the best but I made the best of it. I started out at school with a pretty basic day at school. I got to Geometry and we were handed our test scores for the AHSGE (Alabama High School Graduation Exam) and las year I passed all of the except for the Social Studies portion. I was handed my paper with my score and I failed it once again, but only by 21 points. It was way much better than last year so I am upset that I didn't pass it, but I am also that I did better than last year. So I pray to God that this summer when I get an early attempt that I can study hard enough that I can pass it. Remember, through Christ all things are possibe. I got that out of the way and said all I can do is do better next time. I came home and called a lady at the local college here so I could get started on my Financial Aid. It's never too early to get started on something like that. I have a meeting next week to further discuss my personal needs. After I got off the phone with her I blogged for a little bit then headed off to the Skating Rink for a Private Party. I had a blast. I never go skating except for this event once a year, but I truly had a good time. I actually realized that you do not have to be with anyone specific to have a good time in the world. Yes, someone can make it better, but it is also possible to congregate with no one specific. The one thing that has stuck through my head all day was that I can be alone. What I believe ruined my relationship is that I am too self-independent. I do not need anyone to tell me what to do or how to do it. It irritates me when I know just what I am doing and someone thinks they know it better than I do . Throughout this blessed day I have had I would every now and then take a deep breath under my lungs and say to myself "I am free. God. I am free. I can spread my wings and fly where I wish." I felt like I was too tied down and couldn't go any where or do anything. I am sorry if none of this seems to be in order, but I feel that the best way to express myself on a blog is to tell it as it comes off my heart. It better suits me and is more explainable. This is only my second official daily blog and so at that I am going to give you my introduction to my life. I am only going to make it simple and I'll break it down in sections as I continue to blog... I am Jordan Thompson from North Alabama and I am 17 years old in the 11th Grade and am loving every minute of it.One thing people can not figure out about me is I love going to school every day. Yes, I will wake up and go tired, sleepy, hyper, energetic, simply just happy to be there. Under that every day stuff there is always a smile on my face. When people look at the outside of me they can not seee just exactly the way I do feel sometimes. I am not very good at pubicly expressing my feelings, but it's there. I can't help it but that's just one effect I have on myself. I do not speak up in school although I should. I am not the loud decision maker, and I am not the loud class clown. I have more school spirit that a lot of kids at my school but it does not seem like it because I am a shy individual and im not going to change just to please someone else to make them feel better. Wen I am at school I look like the type of guy with no friends, no one to han out with, and basically boring. I know students and faculty see me like this. I feel though as I have too much self independence. It does not bother me because I do not care. It's because I do not like to be around people all the time but if I want to talk to someone I'll go talk to them. haha anyways, getting off track a bit there... I love to be alone and live life to it's full potential. The smallest things can make me laugh and I love it. Laughing is one of my favorite things to do. I'll even laugh at things that are not funny and not supposed to be funny. "Which I have been looked down on sometimes for laughing inapporiately" but I can't help it., I have been through too much stuff in my life to regret or take anything for granted. All I want to do is be happy and successful in life. I love to volunteer jobs rather than work them as to be considered a "job". I have here in the past wek tried to simplify my life and live for nothing but the Lord because he has really changed my life and is still working on me every minute of the day. He is the number one reason I wake up every morning and I can't let him down. I know I made this blog a little long tonight but I felt I needed to speak this off of my chest. i had no idea in my head what so ever that I was even going to get on this topic but I felt something tell me I needed to so maybe it will be helpful for you. Thank you so much for taking time to read this post. It means everything to me. And as always God Bless.
Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is a beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tradgey, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is life, fight for it! - Mother Teresa
Saturday, March 26, 2011
This past week I have dealt with a life changing experience. I ended an almost nine month relationship that I thought was going to last forever. On Thursday March 23, 2011 the Lord spoke to me. He told me there was something eating at me and bothering me really bad. There was. I was too scared to admitt it. My relationship had been tearing down these last few days and I knew something had to happen. The Lord told me I needed to listen to my heart as do as he says. I knew what it was going to be and I knew it was going to be tough. That following night before I went to bed I got out the Bible and started to read it. Before I opened it, I said Lord, allow me to open up the word of God so I can see what you are trying to tell me. He said "Just open it and read." I get my hands, open up the bible and begin to read. I was saying to myself, Lord, I am not finding anything in here that is helping me. I keep reading and it comes to me... I have to end this relationship. Immediately my adrenaline starts pumping and I begin to drown in my own nervuosly pouring sweat. I said, Okay. I am going to face my fears and do this and do it right. The following afternoon I am driving home from school and thinking to myself this is going to be it. The End. I get home and sit down at the computer and beging to type an e-mail. I explain all of the problems I have been facing, explainging all of the issues, and telling it straight forward of what needed to be fixed. I finish and click the send button. I get an e-mail back saying we can work this out and I didn't reazlie just how bad I was being and I know we can pull through this. Just give me one more chance. When I see that part saying just give me one more chance, I sit there and think to myself... How many more "just one more chance's" am I going to let slip before I actually realize that the last time is going to be the last time no questins asked. No if, and's nor buts about it. We come to agreement finally that this is what we need to do and it is going to benefit in good ways for the both of us. So I send a text and say we are done, there is no getting back together, and that's just the way it is. I was heartbroken and miserable but I knew God put that in my heart to do that for a reason and I have yet to completely discover that reason but I have faith that it's there somewhere and I am not giving up because the Almighty God can work in mysterious ways. I send my final text and trun off my cell phone, shut off the computer, and lay in bed to call it a night. I laid there in bed thinking to myself, is this the right thing to do? God said "Yes, it is and you will not be alone since you have just chosen the path in which I gave the light for you to follow."