Logan Fortney/ 4 hr
Have you ever had one day in your life change the way you look at
things now? Well I have and it was one of the scariest days of life.
Situations can be bad when your under pressure. Small things can become big
within an instant and life can become death within seconds. God is the one
who protects you from those things. He is the one who lives inside of you
and tells you when something isn’t right. Maybe we should listen for once,
like I did. Many bad things are cause by peer pressure, fear, and lack of
Peer pressure can be one of the most calamitous things that can be
inflicted upon someone without a strong will. It can make you cave in and
give up. When you give up on yourself, you give up on God. In my story I
was at a overnight party with the kids I worked with. Although these were
my friends, somehow they managed to pressure me into drinking alcohol and
smoking cigarettes. I didn’t know what to do because I was the only person
not drinking, neither smoking, and I was more scared than I had ever been.
Pressure was making me doubt myself and God, which was the worst thing that
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear
is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness,
that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There
is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel
insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It’s not
just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are
liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
This is my favorite quote because it shows the feeling and lets you know
what fear really is. When I was at the party, in the corner, thinking about
what I could do nothing came to my mind. I was too scared to even think
what I was going to do. Because I was alone, I managed to text my mom
telling her to come and pick me up. Fear had taken over me and stricken me
clean of sensibility. I did not want to stay there anymore.
Lack of God, doubting God, or disobeying God is very bad when you
are trying to walk in His footsteps. When you lack God, you lack
everything. God is what made you, everything, and everyone. There would be
nothing without him. When I left that party I was praying to God for His
love and for treating me as He would His Son. It was the scariest night of
my life, but God was always with me.
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