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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Write something in the YOUNG ADULT or TEEN genre (06/07/07)

TITLE: Does My Attitude Mirror God
By Brenda Pete
06/07/07


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Does My Attitude Mirror God?

Up to this point, being in high school was cool; it was a happy time in my life. I excelled in most subjects, made grades that I was proud of, and had lots of friends. How self-centered was my attitude. I thought I had it figured out but I didnít. I wondered if my parents had sheltered me from things outside of my ordered little world.

Here I was happy, and all of a sudden realized this wasnít the norm around here at school. I looked at my classmates walking up and down the hall. I noticed some of the expressions on their faces, no smiles, bowed heads, and even sadness in their eyes. I wondered what was going on. Do I dare approach someone? If I did, then what do I say? I began to feel sad and had an ache down in my heart as I felt this sense of helplessness at what I saw.

I looked at the way they were dressed and if I judged their appearance, they looked like the world; low hanging pants, skirts that bordered on indecent. I glanced down at myself and wondered, what do they see when they look at me. I realized that I wanted to imitate a God that was approachable, kind and encouraging. I wanted to be someone who loves and cares for everyone. I wondered if I was approachable, kind and encouraging; and if I took time to listen to others.

I suddenly remembered the scripture in the bible, King James Version Proverbs 3:6 that says, In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. At that moment, I realized the need to pray and ask God to help me to be what he needed me to be to my classmates that reflected him in a loving manner. I learned that my attitude needed to mirror the God that I serve.


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Trevas Walker06/14/07
I really like the message here and it is well written.
Misti Chancellor06/15/07
I like what you have to say here. Some teenagers are so focused on themselves that they forget about others, and other teenagers don't have the maturity to realize that compassion is needed and just end up judging others instead of reaching out to help them. Good thoughts. :D
Dee Yoder 06/15/07
Your story reflects the heart of a mature teen who desires to follow the Lord. An inspiration to others.