How Should We Live?

Pro Life Tip: IF YOUR MOM SAYS, “LET’S GO TO NEW YORK” YOU DON’T QUESTION IT. YOU PACK THAT SUITCASE AND GET THE HECK ON THAT PLANE (even if you miss a final, whoops)

While walking through the Museum of Modern Art, I was struck with the question, “How should we live?” 

To be honest, I have no idea. I’m 15, figure out most of the answers to life’s problems through dance parties alone and sleep with a stuffed giraffe named Ferb. But what I do know is this; I have a heavenly father who knows what tomorrow looks like and he gave us something even better than a self-help book.

Like it says in Psalm 121,

The Lord will keep you from all harm—

he will watch over your life;

the Lord will watch over your coming and going

both now and forevermore.

There’s thousands of self-help books out there. There’s self-help books for when your parents are getting a divorce and how to cope with it. There’s self-help books for getting into the college you want to get into more than anything. There’s self-help books on getting over your fears. There’s even self-help books on how to transition into new points in your life. But here’s the thing – you can read as many self-help books as you want, be as prepared as you possible can and still fail. You will still have a breakdown because sometimes life is hard. You will still have a chance of not getting accepted. You will still be scared of some things because change is scary.

And that’s life.

And no matter how many times you try to convince yourself that you can plan everything and keep like consistent, you can’t.

And if you think life is going to work how you want it to, like I so frequently try to tell myself, it won’t. (jokes on me for thinking I know how life is going to work out when I don’t even know what I’m getting people for Christmas)

BUT BUT BUT BUT BUT BUT BUT BUT 

We do have God’s word, and in that He tells us,

For, Whoever would love life

and see good days

must keep their tongue from evil

and their lips from deceitful speech.

They must turn from evil and do good;

they must seek peace and pursue it.

1 Peter 3:10-11 

So maybe we mess up and realize we don’t have any clue what we’re doing or why we’re doing it. AND THAT IS PERFECTLY OKAY!!!

We weren’t made to be flawless human beings who knew how to live their lives without any mistakes (and if we were that would be absolutely no fun at all)

We were made to live full of light and being so PROUD of our Lord  that everyone can tell. We were made to live life using what we love to spread His word. We were made to pursue peace as intensely as we possibly can.

We should live for Him because He died for us.

With Love,

Elle

ps- check out more pictures from my little adventure HERE !!!
ily people

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