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Hi Everybody! I am a christian teen who wishes to share his ideas on the web, and ultimately, create an online christian teen community. This blog is new, but I am hoping that you will be impacted by what I write and become a member of this online community. I have been greatly inspired by Alex and Brett Harris at and David Platt at thank you for reading!

Monday, February 21, 2011

How Selfish am I?

Hey everyone! I'm starting a series of articles. The first one, There Must Be More To Life Than This, was posted in my last blog post. Here is the next article in the series.

My name is Joshua. I am a perfect Christian who always obeys the Lord and I do his will all the time. Ok, not really.
     I try to do His will as much as I can, but the truth is that no one is perfect except Jesus. Right now I’ve been growing in Him spiritually, so that He can use me as He sees fit. It started at Summer Camp 2010. This time was inarguably the best time of my life, and I can’t wait until next year. Since then, I’ve been a “disciple in training”.
     It’s been about 9 weeks since my last TRUTH service because of holidays and busyness. TRUTH is every Sunday evening, with worship and a great lesson from the youth pastor.
I learned that I couldn’t go to a specific one, which frustrated me, especially because my second youth commission meeting was then. This was Wednesday, and it turned out there was no church that night either. So I was very mad. Another thing that contributed was that the weekend before was the mid winter retreat at church, and I was on a spiritual high. I was hungry for the word.
     Is this a pity party? Am I pouring out my difficulties? Am I whining? Is that what this is about? No.
    In the midst of this anger, I came to a realization. How selfish am I, to be mad about missing a few days of God, when Christians are persecuted in other places, when they risk life, and lose life, daily? How selfish am I to be mad when I have so much homework, while kids around the world get no education? How selfish am I, that I’m devastated when I can’t go hang out with my friends because I must see my boring family, when people around the world, many younger than me, have nothing, not even a box, no single family member or friend? Something to think about. The next article, if I Die Today, follows up and will challenge you to take a new radical standpoint on life itself.


  1. Sometimes when I feel spiritually flat, I remember the people in communist countries especially who are meeting in service together against the law.

  2. sometimes i think when i feel like flat i think about all the Good things God gave me and that i shouldnt feel like selfish

  3. Great point Alexandria! Sometimes when we feel that it's unfair, or that the world is coming down, we must think about how blessed we are. Homework is a good thing, it teaches us. There are kids in the world who do not receive an education and really wish they did. That brings up another thing, we can also donate to causes that bless children. Some families adopt to give children a better home. However, we need to remember what the most important education of all, and that is found in Jesus Christ.