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Why can’t a character survive alone–as much as they might want to? I discovered the answer this morning. I went to take a test at a college I had only been to a few times. The road I needed to use was blocked off; I found another route, but the actual building seemed to be missing. Finally I asked a student for help. Despite his time-constraints, took pity on me and helped me find the building. When I got there, they sent me back out to the car; but at this point I had become totally lost and could not find it! Who looses their car? Apparently, me.

Well, I went back in and told them my sad story at which point the woman decided she would act like a second mother. She pulled out a map, helped me retrace my steps and led me out the right door and pointed to the car. I aced the test.

I tried to survived alone–not just for the test (as I grow up I am trying to become more and more independen)t. But even trying to do something that in the grand scheme of things was not really that important, I could not succeed by myself. The bigger the task, the more help needed.

Society tells us to do life alone–that ‘I’ am the only person who truly matters. But this proves false! After God had created Adam, he said in Genesis 2:18, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” And so He formed Eve. He does the same for us. He gives us friends and family who are meant to help us and who we are meant to help. But heroes tend to snap at their friends because of ‘the great weight I carry’–and one of two things happens in return: 1 the friend leaves in anger or 2 the friend slaps him up the side of the head and he turns his behavior around. Snapping is seen as okay because ‘I’ is all that matters (especially when someone is actually carrying a great weight) but friends are a gift–a treasure–from God.

Society is wrong! We are dependent creatures; dependent on each other (so we need to realize the value of others) and dependant especially on God. God gives us the strength to do the impossible (and the possible) and sometimes He does that through people. This is why no story is about one character–it is about two or three or more.

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I had the awesome opportunity Tuesday to get away from studying for today’s sociology final to teaching two communications classes at Penobscot Christian School in Bangor, Maine. After teaching these two classes to the 7th and 8th graders, I was asked to speak to a class of 5th and 6th graders. I met some really awesome students at the school and got to talk about creative writing and about letting God use you now.

The principle then invited me to come back the next day (today) and speak at chapel. This was really exciting to me because my passion is to show young people that God is ready to do miraculous (seemingly impossible–like in Numbers 22 where God lets a donkey talk) things now. I tried to teach the students that in part yesterday, but it was difficult to explain in the short amount of time. Today, I really enjoyed getting to speak to students from kindergarten through eighth grade because this message is not just for teens, it is for adults and for toddlers: God is ready to move; He wants to use you.

I was amazed today, after much prayer, that my nerves seemed to completely disappear as I spoke. I was focused on God, on His word and on His message. That was what mattered. The rest seemed to fade away. I thought speaking would never get easier. Tomorrow it might be difficult again, but today I would rather do nothing than speak. My soul was content; the world was forgotten. I had a purpose; it was clear and the moment was beautiful.

A few weeks ago as I worked on my ‘Christian Experience Essay’ for my college application (to Columbia International University, where I intend to go next year to major in Business and Bible), I wrote that God had always made me passionate about helping people understand. That was the first time I realized it and I am so glad I did! That is why I love writing and that is why I love speaking (a recent developement), because I can help people understand. You may not be passionate about that, but whatever you are passionate about, GO FOR IT!

Last week I was not a speaker. This week I spoke six times to people of all ages. When God moves, He moves fully. If you give your life to Him, you will be amazed with how you will go from breathing to living. God wants to give you life, not just oxygen. I finally get that.

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