Rebelling The World

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Have you ever felt God in a way you can’t explain and can’t ignore?  Fortunately, I’ve heard His whispers my entire life. More times than I would like to admit, the whispers have gotten drowned out by this world. It’s a time when you completely forget about the vision God has for you and your purpose in His kingdom. I too often have fallen into the traps of focusing on myself. Recently I find myself getting so fed up with our image obsessed culture and politically correct conversations.

 

Just when I’m starting to hear His voice once again God sends a person, a statement, a situation to jolt you out of your societal slumber.This happened to me on Saturday morning when I was reawakened by this beautiful blog post by my friend Bethany. God gives us all convictions at one time or another but what will I do with them? I’m feeling God’s tugs and nudges to DO SOMETHING for all the things I believe in. Is it enough to just say I don’t believe in abortion? Is it enough to just say children are a gift from God? Is it enough to just say a little prayer for orphans, widows, and the less fortunate as I sit with my fresh brewed coffee in hand with organic creamer and a soft blanket on my lap?

 

I’m just not convinced it’s enough. I want a life where I pour myself out daily to be refilled by the only sustainable thing in this life; God’s power and love. He is guiding, I just don’t know where. But I do know that there is more to life than this. I don’t want to be a Sunday Christian, I want to be a Jesus Follower everyday of my life grabbing hands along the way to come along.

 

I don’t want to listen to the world around me that tries to make things look perfect and pinterest worthy. I want my eyes opened to the hurting world, the mess, and the ugly. I want to watch first hand God turn ashes into beauty.

 

What sacrifices can I make to save myself from a life focused on money , beauty, and shiny perishable things? I rebel against the life most have. I don’t want it. I don’t even want to secretly want it AT ALL.  I want a life worth living. I want to pour myself into my husband and these children of mine to become rebels against this culture with me. To shift our focus on the only thing that matters: THE PEOPLE JESUS DIED FOR. Every single person on this planet and every single person that will be on this planet were on His mind on that monumental day of His death. I want the rest of my life to be spent making sure people now that. To show hope to the hopeless, advocate for precious unborn life,  open my arms and home to the hurting, and feel the sting of sacrifice of my time and money. This is time well spent and is the key to happiness.

 

I would love to hear what you are doing for what you believe in!

 

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26 Responses to Rebelling The World

  • Mrs. White says:

    “Rebels against this culture,” I love that!

    The more you read Scripture and do your daily work in the home, this will all happen. The less you are involved with the worldly amusements, and the more cheerful duties you do with and for your family and community, this will happen.

    It isn’t always the big things that are important. The little, simple goodness that you do each day, for God, has a tremendous impact

    Blessings
    Mrs. White
    The Legacy of Home

  • Betty Jo says:

    Linking up from Mama Moments and so glad I did. Wonderful article and an awesome reminder! Betty Jo

  • Ceil says:

    Hi Brittany! I am coming to you from Monday Musings.

    I think if I remember to live in a way that respects others, then I am living with God too. Doing great things, to me, means doing small things with great love.

    So nice to meet you today!
    Ceil

  • Thank you so much sharing your heart with us!

    I hate to admit that I, too, have ignored God’s whispers or let them get drowned out in the cacophony of the world. I’ve come to realize whenever I get comfortable is when I’m neglecting the work God has called me to do. God’s work is outside my comfort zone… It’s more than just a simple prayer or singing worship music. It’s dying to self and taking up our cross. Thank you for this much need reminder! 🙂

    • Brittany says:

      Your right, He often call us to be uncomfortable. But..His comfort is better than anything this world has to offer anyway:) Thanks for sharing!

  • Shelly says:

    Very beautifully written. I want that, too.

  • Sarah says:

    I think a lot of good things can happen for us if we keep our ears and our hearts wide open.

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  • Joanne Viola says:

    Great post & thought! I was your neighbor at Teach Me Tuesday & am glad that I was 🙂
    Blessings,
    Joanne

  • I will join you in watching Him turn ashes into beauty! LEt’s be beacons of truth today.

  • Audrey says:

    It is so refreshing to read a post like this, especially in a world (even the blogging world) where there is so much fluff and the focus is on me, myself and I. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and desires. Several years ago I had the same cry in my heart, and God answered. Since then I’ve been on a wonderful adventure with Him! I wouldn’t change it for the world….literally!

  • You said it well; following Jesus IS “Rebelling against the culture”! When you focus your life on following Jesus, some of the decisions made may look senseless to the world.

    My husband and I are taking a step in faith for me to leave my current job and become a stay-at-home mom/homemaker. After much prayer and studying Scripture, we are confident it is the right decision! That doesn’t mean I don’t get grief about it, though! Many of my coworkers don’t understand why we would do this and how you can possibly live on one income…

    I rely on God to stay strong, even when people are “throwing verbal stones”! I’m very thankful for a supportive husband and our church family.

    • Brittany says:

      That is awesome, congratulations! I think people say things due to a lack of understanding. Everybody wants to go with the majority and they get uncomfortable when someone does something different. Usually when you experience opposition that means you are right where God wants you to be:)

  • Donna says:

    A beautifully written post. “To pour ourselves out daily.” This is an amazing thing. You are a beautiful example to wives and mothers.

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    • Brittany says:

      Oh My! I’m was so stinking excited when I saw I was featured on your blog!! I love it! By the way, this was my very first time being featured on someone’s blog!-Sorry about all the exclamation points:)

  • Donna says:

    Brittany, I am so proud to know that you want to be a Jesus follower and not just a Sunday Christian. Life has taught me a lot about this very concept. Yes, there are a lot of lost, hurting people in the world. It is our job to tell them that Jesus is the answer. I have learned to stand on my faith, even when it isn’t popular or when others choose to reject me because of it. In the end, what is more important, making others happy or sharing the gospel and risking making others unhappy, while giving them a hope that they can not find anywhere else? I choose to share the gospel and give the gift of eternal life, even if those I feel lead to share it with reject the message that Jesus has called me to deliver.

  • Dawn says:

    Thanks for sharing those convicting and encouraging words. Here’s a crazy thought. Most of those hurting, needy people are living in countries outside of the US. Living overseas, if you’re there to intentionally build his kingdom, brings a depth to your faith, as you are stretched way out of your comfort zone. It also leads to a wonderful sense of usefulness, because the needs are so obvious and so real. We feel like we are making eternal investments in the lives of people around us. We love it!


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