What does “True Love” Really Look Like? Because Disney Cant tell us.

true love.jpgWe all dream of that one guy we will spend the rest of our lives with. Someone that will bring you chamomile tea when you have a cold, someone that will hug you when you’re hurting, and someone that will ALWAYS be there. This a young girls dream and always will be, because princesses are supposed to have princes right? Even though Disney may tell you love at first sight is real and you are supposed to marry the person you instantly fall in love with (even if it’s only been a day! HAHA remember Enchanted?) That is not always the case. Actually, I have talked to a lot of happily married couples who have said that they had NO IDEA they were going to marry the person they did.

The point I am trying to make is, love doesn’t always end in “Happily ever after.” You might meet a lot of princes, but that doesn’t mean they will be YOUR prince. Think about Jasmin, she had gone through many many suiters, but it wasn’t until she met Aladdin on a street corner that she had met her match. The world puts the expectation of “True Love” being love at first sight, and I’m sorry but that is just not the case. True love is taking the time to get to know someone, sticking with them even when in that moment you may not feel like it, being there no matter what. These are all signs of real love. The real “one” will do these things for you. So I want you to ask yourself something, do you think the person you are interested in show’s signs of true love? Are you prepared for the real answer? Because if you continue reading this article I know you will find it. And it may break you heart. So before I tell you what real “True love” is I want you to know that there is someone waaaaaay up in the sky who showed TRUE love to you many years ago. His name is Jesus and he was crucified on a cross, beaten with a metal whip, spit on, cursed at, and so many other unspeakable things, why? So that YOU could be with him. I don’t know what that tells you but it tells me that I already have true love. I have Jesus and that is enough. So even if you find out “that” person doesn’t have the same feelings, its okay, because you already have a prince in heaven.

 

  1. Patience

Ok things are getting real guys!;p Someone that shows you patience is someone that shows you love. Because someone that isn’t willing to wait for you…doesn’t love you. Think about it this way, you love ice cream, but its 10 a.m. and your favorite ice cream place doesn’t open until at least noon. You could go to the grocery store and buy a carton of the just okay ice cream, or you could stick around until noon and wait for your favorite ice cream. See what I mean? You waited because you LOVE THAT ice cream. Not the other stuff from the store.

  1. Kindness

Ok you may be saying “duhh..” but honestly I know a lot of girls who wouldn’t go for a guy who is kind. He will be kind to you even when you are not kind to him, he will never raise a hand to you, or do anything to harm you intentionally.

 

  1. Forgiveness

You have hurt people, whether you realize that or not. And you have probably hurt him to. When you KNOW you’ve done something to cause him pain, does he still treat you with love, respect, kindness, and patience. Does he forgive? When Jesus was hanging on that cross he said father FORGIVE them they no not what they do. Luke 23:34 “Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots. Jesus showed you the ultimate love, this guy should show you the love Jesus shows for you to. He is not perfect, but you don’t have to be perfect to at least TRY to show people these qualities.

4. Sacrifice

It’s amazing what people would give up for the things they loved. Does he sacrifice his time for you? Does he go out of his way to show you how he cares? Does he leap out of his comfort zone for you? If he loves you, with TRUE love, he would sacrifice things for you.

 

These three quality’s any guy should show you. Does he do that? If you are still stumbling then here’s a tip for you. When you are asking yourself these questions I would say look at your father, and you can’t say you don’t have a good one, because you DO. He lives in haven and is caring for you at this very moment. He spilled is blood for you on the cross, (Sacrifice) we were yelling and screaming at him, beating him to almost death. (Forgiveness) We did all these things to a man who stopped to help the blind, healed the sick, and washed our feet (Kindness.) He watches us commit sin every day, and has to wait for us to realize that he is the only thing we need (Patience.) You already have Jesus. So when you are looking for another to be in your life, why get anything less then what you already have? It may not seem like it but there are still some good guys out there, you just have to wait, and be patient. Because its “true love” you want right?

After reading this have you discovered the truth? Is it true love? I hope it is…but in case it’s not I just want you to know that just because this person wasn’t “it” doesn’t mean you are not loved. I love you and I don’t even know you, so if you ever need someone to talk to email me here,

christcenteredteengirls@gmail.com

or message me on any of these:

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You are not alone in this journey, so connect with other people who can pour into you. Spend time with a man who really does truly love you, Jesus Christ. Start something new, maybe a club, sport, or hobby. You are amazing! So keep being that way! I love you guys, keep being you.

 

-Kylie

 

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-Kylie

Don’t Abandon God

 

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Written By: Kylie Jacobs

Right now I am going through a test. I know that I am going through this test because God is trying to see if I will abandon him or if I will stay faithful. God is taking me on a journey I cannot see and honestly…it’s scary. I look at the news and wonder what has our world come to? There is so much pain and suffering it brings me pain. I look at those people who are going through unspeakable things, wondering if they believe in God, and if they do, if they are going to abandon him now. The truth is the world hurts. Jesus says in John chapter 17 that we are not of this world that the pain we suffer daily is not what God intended for us. John 17:16 “They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.” Jesus came down to a world that he KNEW would make him go through excruciating pain, physically and mentally.  A world that he KNEW he didn’t belong to. Through all the pain and suffering he did not abandon us, so why should we abandon him? Because he’s the Messiah? So what it was easier for him to ignore temptation? No. That is not true but when Jesus came down from Heaven he was a man, a human being, just like you and I. He suffered, loved, cried, and most importantly he was brave enough to go through with the crucifixion. I can almost hear those solders voices scream at him, “If you’re the Messiah then just come down from there!” “PROVE you are who you say you are!” Well he certainly did didn’t he? When he rose again promising to come back and never abandon us.

I want to be able to tell Jesus the same thing. I will not abandon you Lord. I want to stop in the middle of the pain, and say “Jesus, I am faithful to you.” Because the enemy is what brings our pain, suffering is caused by our sin. So why are you blaming God? It has nothing to do with him. If anyone understands what you are going through it is Jesus. He was tempted for 40 days in the desert.

Matt. 4:1-11

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”

Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.

Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:

“‘He will command his angels concerning you,
    and they will lift you up in their hands,
    so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.

Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”

10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’

11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.

            Jesus could have thrown in the towel right then and there. But he didn’t because he was faithful to God even through the pain, the hunger, and the temptation.

Every day I strive to be like Jesus. I know it is impossible to be a perfect being. That is not what I am saying. I am saying I want people to look at me and not see Kylie, I want people to look at me and see Jesus, through my everyday life, through the choices I make, through my character. So I will not abandon my God, my father, in the trial, in the test. I don’t know why I am being tested, I don’t know what will come out of it. All I know is that something IS going to happen. I will have to wait and see what that is. Have FAITH that it will be for the better. God has a plan for each and every one of you.

 

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  You may not be able to see what that plan is right now, but he has the greatest intentions for you. Do not abandon God, do not let this world destroy what God is creating for you. Strive to be like Jesus, don’t give up right in the middle of the trial. If the enemy is tempting you tell him to be gone! He has no power over you. If you need prayer head on over to our prayer wall and submit a prayer request, we have a whole team of people praying for you. Love you Guys!;)

 

-Kylie

 

10 Characteristics of a Christ Centered Girl

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10 characteristics of a Christ centered girl…

Christ. Centered. Girl. When you hear that what do you think about? What does a Christ Centered Girl mean to you? Right now I’m sitting here drinking my tea wondering the same thing. In order to be Christ Centered do I have to pray all the time? Volunteer at my church every Sunday? Raise my hands in worship? All these things are great but….if I do all of them, does that mean I’m Christ Centered? What does it mean to actually be Christ Centered? I asked myself this question over and over until I thought about the women in the Bible. The ones who served God faithfully through it all. Those women were Christ Centered. Mary Magdalene, Ruth, Mary Jesus’ mother, Esther. All these women had Jesus at the center of their lives following him with all their hearts. If you go through the Bible and read their stories you will see just how much they cared about Jesus and pleasing him. Doing what’s right. Not falling away from Him, afraid to lose him because he was so special. This is a Christ Centered Girl. These things and many more. I have discovered what it is like to be Christ Centered, so I’m going to share with you 10 characteristics of a Christ Centered Girl.

1. Love…

A Christ Centered Girl is loving. She cares about all living things and knows they are loved by God. She doesn’t judge other people for their sins and goes out of her way to make sure everyone feels special.

You know the girl that nobody likes? That girl is just as loved by Jesus as any other. Your job as a CCG girl is to go up to her and be friends! Ask her how she is doing and if she needs any prayer!:) You never know you may find that you actually like her! By giving love to other people and showing them love you can inspire others to do the same.

How to Love like a CCG girl: Don’t be selfish, pray that Jesus will show you the love He has for everyone and ask Him to help you love like Him. Remember that people are beautifully and wonderfully made.

2. Spending time with God…

This could mean reading your Bible, praying, worshiping him, or even just sitting on your bed talking to Him!:) I talk to God all the time. You can’t have a relationship with someone without talking to Him right? Well it’s the same with God. If you have trouble focusing on reading your Bible, praying etc. then you can go to the library or a quiet park to be able to focus a little better! Going outside to talk to God is amazing. I like to look around at all the beautiful things He has created, knowing that I am more beautiful to him than those things.☺

How to spend more time with God: When you wake up in the morning have the first thing you do be reading your Bible or at least praying. I know with having to get up early to go to school that can be hard, but if you even just get up a little earlier maybe 10 min. you will get that time with God you need. Talking to Him throughout the day as well will also help.

3. Forgiveness…

When somebody hurts you or someone you love do you forgive them right away? Or do you hold a grudge and get bitter? I personally don’t have a problem forgiving people. Yet when the people I love get hurt by someone it’s a lot harder for me to forgive them. I always have to stop and think about how Jesus forgives me every day for my sins. I hurt him and the people he loves constantly and he still would die for me all over again if it came to that.

How to forgive: When it is hard to forgive the people who hurt you think back on what Jesus did for you. He was being crucified on a cross when he yelled “Father forgive them for they no not what they do!” Even though He was in horrible pain He forgave us. So we as Christians are called to do the same.

4. Kindness…

Kindness is one of the most important traits for someone to have. When you are kind people see that and are impacted by it. If I am having a bad day and one of my friends or a kind woman comes up and gives me a big hug with a smile on her face I suddenly feel all my stress and anxiety of that day go away! Kindness is one of the most beautiful traits!

5. Fearless…

A CCG girl isn’t afraid to show her faith and stand up for what is right. If you see someone hurting go to them. Show them who they are and what they can have! I know it’s scary, But that’s the point right? Being a Christian isn’t easy but it’s SO worth that 20 seconds of fear.

6. Accepting…

A CCG girl doesn’t care where her friends have come from or what they have done. A CCG girl accepts everyone no matter what. We all make mistakes, That’s what everyone does, but the people who are going up to those outcasts and accepting them are the ones who are truly noticeable, the people everyone else is asking themselves “Who is that?”

7. Obedient…

Obedience. That is something I struggle with. Yet you have to be obedient to God in order to follow Him and make a difference. The girls (and guys) who choose to obey God always ask themselves “Why did I ever question you?” God knows best and that is that. No one else can write a better story then him. For he is the one who created all of them.

8. Persistent…

You have to persist if you want a relationship with God. In order to be “Christ Centered” You need to read your Bible on a daily basis and talk to Him all the time! These things take a lot of persistence but if you keep them up they won’t feel like work!

9. Genuine…

Don’t be someone you’re not. God made you just the way you are for a reason. There is not one person in this world that could ever be like you. You are unique! So don’t be afraid to show that! Just because other people are doing something that you don’t like…doesn’t mean you have participate in it to be “cool”

10. World Changing…

Last but not least a CCG girl is world changing. She doesn’t care what the world says or thinks she stands up for what is right! Yet she is kind and loving in the process and isn’t afraid to take that leap of faith if it means following God and helping other people. You can do ANYTHING when God gives you the strength. All you have to do is ask and trust. “I can do all this through Him who gives me strength. Phil 4:13” If God is calling you to something or to help someone don’t be afraid to it. Be Genuine when talking to people and be persistent with them☺ Do not judge them for their sins but try and help them see the way.

These are just some of the things the Bible says a Christ Centered Girl is! If you think of anything else comment down below by clicking the leave a comment button! I hope you enjoyed this post and are there any of these character qualities you need to work on? ☺ If so ask the Holy Spirit to reveal them to you!