I’m Alesia and I am a home schooled Christian teen trying to adapt to today’s crazy society.
Welcome to my blog!
My blog name means several things: By Reaching Higher I am challenging myself to Do and Be better in all that I am.
Instead of settling for the normal, I’ll Reach Higher by setting goals to grow strong in both my personal life and my spiritual life with God.
In this blog, I will post about My Spiritual Journey and the discoveries I make as I learn more about God and all the amazing things He's done!
"Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity." 1 Timothy 4:12
Life has been a mess lately. Things seem to be out of whack, and it really feels like it can't possibly get any worse.
It's been hard to keep faith in God during this. But for some reason, I can't help but trust that He knows what He's doing, and things will turn out. Eventually.
But lately, the quote "Everything happens for a reason." has been stuck in my mind.
If things in our life aren't going well, then does that mean they aren't going well for a reason? And if so, what reason is that?
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose."
So what is the purpose for the things going wrong in life right now?
I can't help but feel like God has a big plan, but for some reason, He doesn’t want to show us yet. It makes me feel a bit confused.
Sometimes I also have to wonder, "God knows all, He know what will happen and what has happened. So why doesn't He answer our questions when we ask Him to show us what's going to happen?"
I can't make all this seem like I am doubting God. Because I am not, and I never want to!
But sometimes as a Christian (maybe this is just me, because I know some Christians, and I am sure they don't feel this way, EVER!) I almost get jealous. Jealous because God won't share any information with me.
Now I know that sounds silly, and like I said, I might be the only one who feels that way, but that's how I feel.
I pray to God every night that He will help keep me strong, and help me through the next day. And He does.
But that strength seems to wear thin faster and faster every day, and soon I'm dragging my feet through the day. Wishing I could just hide somewhere until something better comes along.
I really envy how Christians lived back in Bible times.
God seemed to close to everyone, and Jesus walked among the earth like one of us.
But as much as I sometimes feel confused by the way things in life happen, I know that God will do what's best for us. Even if it doesn't always happen the way I want it to!