Envying the “Easy, Care-Free” Life of “Everyone Else”?

by June Fuentes on September 8, 2016 in Self-control, Standing Firm

Today we are sharing a post by our sweet contributor JES of Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth:

 

“All things are lawful for me,
but not all things are helpful;
all things are lawful for me,
but not all things edify.”
~ 1 Corinthians 10:23 NKJV
 

There are many moments in our Christian walk where we can feel isolated. We must pass on going to certain events that “everyone else” is attending. We are compelled to exclude ourselves from different activities, inappropriate clothing and media that “everyone else” is doing, wearing and watching. It happens when we believe (through our actions) the inspired words of the Scriptures and “take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5).However, loneliness can creep in. The crowds can be captivating. It can all look so easy, so carefree and without worries. It can be tempting to dive in and join in the “fun”, to be like “everyone else” without the constant concerns…

Dear sisters, in these moments of weakness, let us learn from the past.

 

“Everyone else” drowned  in the flood… Genesis 7:23

“Everyone else” was destroyed in Sodom & Gomorrah… Genesis 19:24

“Everyone else” shouted, “Crucify him, crucify him.” Luke 23:21

 

May we never be like “everyone else”.

“Everyone else” may continue to do,  “everything else” that we choose not to…

But as for the God-fearing women, we are SOMEONE ELSE…

 

“…ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood,
an holy nation, a peculiar people;
that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you
out of darkness into his marvellous light…”
~ 1 Peter 2:9

 









JES has been the wife to her “one and only” for 18 years and is a homeschooling mother who embraces her role as “keeper at home”. Her desire is to give inspiration and ideas for homemaking, homeschooling and homesteading. She shares these old fashioned loves at Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth. This article was originally shared here and slightly altered from its original form for Raising Homemakers.

June Fuentes

June Fuentes is the happy wife to Steve and blessed homeschooling mother to eight beautiful children that they are raising for the Lord. She has a heart to see mothers all around the world grasp the vision of biblical motherhood and to see this noble role restored in the 21st century to the glory of God. June strongly believes that weak homes equate a weak nation and therefore blogs at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home to minister to Christian women on how to build up strong Christian homes. She is also the owner of Raising Homemakers, and is the author of the encouraging eBooks, True Christian Motherhood and How to Build a Strong Christian Home. She is the founder of Wise Woman Consulting, her service to teach women how to successfully make money blogging at home and a consultant for Lilla Rose, where you can find unique and beautiful hair products. She would love for you to join her on the journey to biblical womanhood on Facebook and Twitter at @wisewomanbuilds.

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Gail September 9, 2016

This is so very true. Good reminders in those scriptures. I today choose to be ” a God fearing, someone else”
Blessings Gail.

Gabrielle September 10, 2016

Beautiful words of encouragement and truth. Thank you for sharing.

Donna Reidland September 11, 2016

I love the examples about “everyone else”! What a great reminder of why we don’t want to be that person.

Blessings,
Donna

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