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Biblical Tips on How To Avoid Social Media Drama

Social media drama: Whether it be Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, we have all been involved in it one way or another, whether we were the one who started it or…

Social media drama: Whether it be Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, we have all been involved in it one way or another, whether we were the one who started it or an innocent bystander. Whatever the case, it is never a pleasant experience. As a Christian I try to hold myself to a code of higher “social media ethics” and take the higher road, but petty arguments, rude comments, and subtweets sometimes test my patience. To avoid the hurt, annoyance, and all around nastiness of social media drama, here are 5 ways to avoid it that are inspired by the Bible.

  1. Never comment when you are angry: Proverbs 15:1 says: “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh answer stirs up anger.” Your quick-tempered comment might sound great today, but tomorrow you will probably regret it.
  2. Tame your jealousy monster: So your best friend and her boyfriend are totally cute and post completely adorable selfies all over their timeline and you are 100% single. So what? Be happy that they are happy! Social media brings out the jealousy in all of us, but just remember that although they take cute pictures and make cute statuses, things aren’t always flowers and rainbows for them.
  3. WWJP?: This stands for “what would Jesus post?” and this is pretty self-explanatory. It goes for comments as well as posts. Knowing what is appropriate to post and what isn’t will save you lots of drama in the long run!
  4. Forgive and forget: As Elsa would say, “Let it go!” Let your social media grudge go. Jesus calls us to forgive. Yeah, it is hard, but you will be so much better for it in the end!01250cc2d6220796a463b5c7b03a476e

Social media can be great, don’t get me wrong, but sometimes it can be more of a hassle than anything! As the Bible says in Philippians 4:8, we are to focus on the things that are right and noble and pure and admirable. This goes for Facebook! Let your page reflect you as a Christ follower and let it be a platform for God to use you as an example for others!

XOXO, Chels

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Bible Advice for Dating Couples

As a Christian, I strive to have God as the center of all my relationships, including my romantic ones. God’s word gives us great guidelines for growth and a great…

As a Christian, I strive to have God as the center of all my relationships, including my romantic ones. God’s word gives us great guidelines for growth and a great foundation for relationships and it outlines the core principals of godliniess, purity, and unconditional love. If you are a believer and are dating another believer, these 4 verses are great to study in order to strengthen your relationship.

  1. Respect each other: Proverbs 22:1 says “A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.” This means that respecting each other’s boundaries, personalities, and thoughts gives couples the ability to humble themselves individually. This gives the relationship the opportunity to mature and for each person to give respect by demonstrating integrity, moral character, and devotion to God.
  2. Encourage each other to grow spiritually: 2 Thessalonians 1:3 tells us to encourage our brothers and sisters to seek Christ and to grow spiritually. This shows maturity in relationships and strengthens them. A couple who prays together, goes to Bible study or church together, or fellowships with other believers is helping eachother flourish.
  3. Serve with each other: Hebrews 10: 24 says “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,” serving together in the community or in church is a great way to use your spiritual gifts to further God’s kingdom, AND to grow your relationship!
  4. Pray for each other and for others: Ephesians 6:18 encourages us to pray for each other and for others, because when we do, we will experience a greater closeness to God and each other.

The Bible encourages us to be in relationships where we are equally yoked, which means of the same faith. Being in a relationship with someone who holds the same beliefs as you really sets you up for success, and gives you a sense of confidence that you are both on the same page when it comes to issues of purity and what you believe.

XOXO, Chels

 

 

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Life Lessons from Isaiah 58:22

Isaiah 58:22 says “Where God guides, He provides.” This verse, to me, is comforting because of all of the changes that have happened in the last year. If you recently went…

Isaiah 58:22 says “Where God guides, He provides.” This verse, to me, is comforting because of all of the changes that have happened in the last year. If you recently went away to college, moved out, moved away, or started a new job then I think this verse is for you.

Where God guides, He provides. Wherever he takes your path, and wherever he sends you, He will provide. If it is halfway across the country or just a few minutes away, wherever you go He will not let you down. It can be scary moving out and moving away from the familiar, from your family and friends, and it can be nerve wracking being in a new place without these people. But, God will provide you new friends that feel like family, and he will provide you with the strength you need to feel like you belong and are successful. He wouldn’t guide you to a new place if He didn’t know you would flourish. He always wants what is best for you because He is your father! Whatever you need, He will provide it for you, all you have to do is pray to Him and ask for it. It might not come right away, but God always has a plan and His timing is perfect.

Be comforted in knowing that wherever you go, God will provide!

XOXO, Chels

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Bible Quotes for Dating Couples

As a Christian, I strive to have God as the center of all my relationships, including my romantic ones. God’s word gives us great guidelines for growth and a great…

As a Christian, I strive to have God as the center of all my relationships, including my romantic ones. God’s word gives us great guidelines for growth and a great foundation for relationships and it outlines the core principals of godliness , purity, and unconditional love. If you are a believer in a relationship with another believer, these 4 verses are great to study in order to strengthen your relationship.

  1. Respect each other: Proverbs 22:1 says “A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.” This means that respecting each other’s boundaries, personalities, and thoughts gives couples the ability to humble themselves individually. This gives the relationship the opportunity to mature and for each person to give respect by demonstrating integrity, moral character, and devotion to God.
  2. Encourage each other to grow spiritually: 2 Thessalonians 1:3 tells us to encourage our brothers and sisters to seek Christ and to grow spiritually. This shows maturity in relationships and strengthens them. A couple who prays together, goes to Bible study or church together, or fellowships with other believers is helping each other flourish.
  3. Serve with each other: Hebrews 10: 24 says “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,” serving together in the community or in church is a great way to use your spiritual gifts to further God’s kingdom, AND to grow your relationship!
  4. Pray for each other and for others: Ephesians 6:18 encourages us to pray for each other and for others, because when we do, we will experience a greater closeness to God and each other.

The Bible encourages us to be in relationships where we are equally yoked, which means of the same faith. Being in a relationship with someone who holds the same beliefs as you really sets you up for success, and gives you a sense of confidence that you are both on the same page when it comes to issues of purity and what you believe.

XOXO, Chels

 

 

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Life Lessons from Galatians 6:9

Sometimes, doing good is exhausting. Sometimes it can feel like you are the only one who really cares, and the only one who is trying to make a difference and…

Sometimes, doing good is exhausting. Sometimes it can feel like you are the only one who really cares, and the only one who is trying to make a difference and do some good. You can feel alone and tired of being different. I know the feeling. Sometimes, the thought crosses my mind that it would be so much easier to be like the world wants me to be. It would be so much easier to go with the flow and conform to society’s standards. But then I remember Galatians 6:9 which says “Let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap if we do not give up.”galations

This verse pretty much says “Don’t give up!”, don’t let the world get you down and tell you that the good you are doing is not making a difference, and that you are incapable of changing the world. It can feel so lonely when other people don’t accept the way you live or how you act. But the Bible says to not grow weary. Don’t let the world exhaust you and make you think that you aren’t making a difference. Every good deed you do, every nice word you say, and every selfless action just shows people God’s love through you. God says that it will all be worth it if we do not give up! We will make a difference, and we will change people’s lives for the better.

Whenever you feel like you are just one person, and that your “doing good” is not making a difference, know that it truly is. Do not grow weary, don’t give up, because it is so worth it.

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons From 1 Thessalonians 5:11

To me, one of the best things you can do for your friends and family to show them you love them and care for them is to build them up….

To me, one of the best things you can do for your friends and family to show them you love them and care for them is to build them up. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 says “Encourage each other and build each other up.”1-thesselonians

This is such an important thing to have in life – people who will build you up and encourage you. And it is an important personality trait for us to have ourselves. People like to be around people who are positive and make them feel good about themselves and supported. Life is so much better when you feel like you have a support system and people that believe in you and encourage you to be successful. Be that person for someone else. Be that person that builds others up and encourages them. People will be drawn to you and will want to be around you! It is so energizing to be around positive people.

I have been trying to share tons of encouragement over my social media to try and encourage and build YOU all up. I want to be that person for you, and I pray that you would be that person for someone else.

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons From Philippians 4:6

There are times in our lives where we are more worried than others. There are times when we have so many things going on and so many worries about that…

There are times in our lives where we are more worried than others. There are times when we have so many things going on and so many worries about that is happening now or what is going to happen in the future that we can feel overburdened and at our emotional limit. Philippians 4:6 says to “Turn your worries into prayers.” I love that message.philipians

Why worry when you can pray about it and give it to God? There are so many Bible verses like this one that tell us to give our worries to God and to not focus so much on them, because He has it all under control. Worrying does more harm than good. It can make us feel stressed, moody, and emotionally frazzled. I know firsthand how much of a negative impact worry can have on life. But, I have decided to turn my worries into prayers. I have decided to give my worries to God and trust in what He has in store.

Truting God with your worries takes such a burden off of you. It can make you feel free! If you are feeling heavy with all of life’s worries, give them to God.

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons from Isaiah 58:11

“Where God guides, He provides.” This is the message of Isaiah 58:11. I love this verse for many reasons. I love it because of the simplicity of the message, but…

“Where God guides, He provides.” This is the message of Isaiah 58:11. I love this verse for many reasons. I love it because of the simplicity of the message, but also the hope it brings. Where God leads you, He will support you.isaiah

As many of you know from watching my “life update” video, I am home from college. I felt that this is where God was guiding me. It wasn’t an easy decision, but it is what I felt I was being led to do. I had to trust that where God guided me, he would provide me everything I needed. And He has! He has used this time to draw me closer to Him and to really dig deeper into my Faith. He has provided me with the support I need. If/when God guides you to try new things or go new places, listen to His call and follow it. He will provide you with everything you need. He won’t leave you or forsake you. And you will be so blessed by it!

Where God guides, He provides.

XOXO, Chels

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“I am the Lord that heals you.” Exodus 15:26

We all have tough times. We all have pain that we think won’t end, and sadness that seems to take over every other emotion. When life sends you into a…

We all have tough times. We all have pain that we think won’t end, and sadness that seems to take over every other emotion. When life sends you into a deep dark pit, know that God will be there with a ladder to help you climb up and out. How do I know this? His word tells us in Exodus 15:26 that “I am the Lord that heals you.”ephesians

If you have watched my “life update” video on YouTube then you know there is a lot going on in my life right now, and the main thing that has kept me going is the knowledge that God has a reason for this season, and He will heal my heart in His time. Life is hard. We all know that, but even though we know it, we aren’t always prepared for when it bares its teeth. It always seems to do so at the worst time and when you least expect it.

Whether you are suffering from an illness, depression, anxiety, or even a broken heart, we can find comfort in knowing that nothing lasts forever and that the pain is temporary. This dark time cannot compare to the joy that is in store for you in this life! Keep hanging on. You are an overcomer.

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons From 2 Timothy 4:17

2 Timothy 4:17 says “But the Lord stood by me and gave me strength.” Have you ever felt like no one had your back and you were alone? Going to…

2 Timothy 4:17 says “But the Lord stood by me and gave me strength.” Have you ever felt like no one had your back and you were alone? Going to college in a new state, I was afraid that I would have a hard time making friends, fitting in and feeling timat home.This verse tells us that we never have to feel like that, because God has our back, always.

In situations where I feel like my faith is being attacked or I am being attacked personally, I always try to remember that the Lord is standing by me and strengthening me. Being on YouTube, I can read the comments on my videos, and sometimes they are not the sweetest words. Don’t get me wrong, there are way more sweet, nice comments and supporters than there are negative Nancy’s. But, sometimes those negative comments can overshadow all of the good. That is when I remember that the Lord with with me and is strengthening me. When you feel like you are alone in a situation, when you feel attacked or belittled, lonely, or you just feel weak and helpless, just remember that the Lord is always by your side, strengthening you.

You are never alone, and you never have to feel weak or helpless! God has your back, always.

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons From 2 Timothy 4:17

2 Timothy 4:17 says “But the Lord stood by be and strengthened me.” Have you ever felt like no one had your back and you were alone? This verse tells…

2 Timothy 4:17 says “But the Lord stood by be and strengthened me.” Have you ever felt like no one had your back and you were alone? This verse tells us that we never have to feel like that, because God has our back, always.

In situations where I feel like my faith is being attacked or I am being personally attacked, I always try to remember that the Lord is standing by me and strengthening me. Being on YouTube, I can read the comments on my videos, and sometimes they are not the timothysweetest words. Don’t get me wrong, there are way more sweet, nice comments and supporters than there are negative Nancy’s. But, sometimes those negative comments can overshadow all of the good. That is when I remember that the Lord with with me and is strengthening me. When you feel like you are alone in a situation, when you feel attacked or belittled, or you just feel weak and helpless, just remember that the Lord is always by your side, strengthening you.

You are never alone, and you never have to feel weak or helpless! God has your back, always.

XOXO, Chels

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Bad Company Ruins Good Morals

Have you ever heard the phrase “you are who you hang out with”? This phrase comes from 1 Corinthians 15:33 which says “bad company ruins good morals.” What does this…

Have you ever heard the phrase “you are who you hang out with”? This phrase comes from 1 Corinthians 15:33 which says “bad company ruins good morals.” What does this mean and why should it mean anything to you?

Ill tell ya why. This is one of the most important verses for our age group to hear. Who you hang out with has a huge impact on your life. I cannot stress this enough. HUGE impact. I have had the privilege of being surrounded with many friends that share the same beliefs and morals as me, and I cannot tell you what a positive impact that has had on my life. It has motivated me to strive to serve others and God, and honor Him with my actions and words and life. As I get ready to move on to college and make new friends I am FullSizeRender (89)realizing the importance of the friends I will make. High school and college are such pivotal times in our lives. They set us up for our future and who we will become. When you are surrounded by good company and people that share the same beliefs with you, it is easy to continue to live the life you know you should be living. When you hang out with people who do not share the same morals as you, and maybe don’t understand why you believe the way you do, it can have a serious impact on your life. I’m not saying not to have friends who don’t believe the way you do, I am saying to limit your time with them. Be smart with the situations you are in with them. You can be a witness to them, but they can also be a negative influence on you. It is easy to go with the flow and do what everyone else is doing, even when you know it is wrong, because so many other people are saying it is okay. This is why the verse says that bad company corrupts good morals. Your faith needs to be protected and nurtured, and that is what happens when you hang out with people that share your beliefs.

Be smart with who you hang out with, because it can impact the person you become.

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons from Psalm 37:5

These days everybody has an opinion on how you should live your life. The only opinion that matters in MY life is that of the Lord. Psalm 37:5 says “Commit…

These days everybody has an opinion on how you should live your life. The only opinion that matters in MY life is that of the Lord. Psalm 37:5 says “Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will act.” What does this verse mean?m

It means that once you commit your life and your “ways” to the Lord, you can trust in Him to guide your life. Once you give your heart to Him and commit to serving Him and living for Him, he will take your future in His hands and mold it into something you cannot even imagine. I can honestly say that giving my heart and my life to God has been the best thing to ever happen to me. Trusting that he has my future in His hands and has plans to help me prosper and thrive is so encouraging. He has already blessed my life with so many wonderful opportunities, and in everything He gives me I try to shine for Him. I have committed my life to Him and trust in His plans, so I know He will continue to guide my life. It may not always be easy to commit to the Lord, but I promise you it is worth it. Nothing good in this life comes easy.

If you do not know Jesus I pray that you would seek Him. He has big plans for you, girl!

XOXO, Chels

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Let Go and Let God

What does it mean to “Let go and let God”? When I hear this phrase, one Bible verse immediately comes to mind. It is Matthew 6:34, which says “Therefore do…

What does it mean to “Let go and let God”?

When I hear this phrase, one Bible verse immediately comes to mind. It is Matthew 6:34, which says “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Another is 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.” These two verses encompass what it means to “let go and let God.” They show us that we can let go of our worries and stresses because God let-go-let-god-smallknows the plans He has for your future, and they are plans to give you success and prosperity! How great is it to know that we have no need to worry about our future, because God has it all under control? Leave the stress to Him. Give your worries to Him. Cast your cares and anxiety on Him, because He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7)! Sometimes I get caught up in my worries and stresses and start to feel overwhelmed and bogged down. Then I remember that I need to let go of all of that and give it to God, because His plans are greater than mine. He’s got this!

I hope you can find comfort in this just like I can.

XOXO, Chels

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What Does The Bible Say About Cursing?

I grew up in a household where cussing pretty much never happened. I always assumed it had something to do with our religion, but I never knew exactly why we…

I grew up in a household where cussing pretty much never happened. I always assumed it had something to do with our religion, but I never knew exactly why we didn’t cuss. As I grew up, my friends started using curse words more and more, and in high school, almost everyone uses curse words pretty frequently. As I got to be around it more and more, it became harder and harder to not cuss, just because when you are surrounded by it, it is easy to pick up on it. I have had people notice that I don’t cuss, and they ask me about it. I have also had people ask me what Christians really think about cussing because they know about my Faith. I wanted to be able to answer them wisely, so I did some research. If you have ever wondered what the Bible says about cussing, because I sure did, here is what I found:

  1. Colossians 3:8- But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.
  2. Ephesians 4:29- Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.wpid-Photo-20151130090532476
  3. Psalm 34:13-14- Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit. Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
  4. Psalm 141:3- Set a guard, OLord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!
  5. Proverbs 21:23-Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.

The Bible pretty much says that if the words out of your mouth are angry, full of wrath, obscene, evil, deceitful, and can create trouble (all things cuss words are, pretty much), then they should not be spoken. Guard your words, a lot of people will look to you to see how you act and what you say! You are representing Christ! Make Him look good.

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons from Proverbs 16:9

In my quiet time with God I recently ran across a verse that really spoke to me. The verse is Proverbs 16:9 and it says “People can plan what they…

In my quiet time with God I recently ran across a verse that really spoke to me. The verse is Proverbs 16:9 and it says “People can plan what they want to do, but it is the Lord who guides their steps.” Let me tell you why this verse struck a cord with me.

I like to plan things out. I know I’m not the only one out there who likes to have a plan before going into proverbsanything, and likes to know what she has to do next. I like planning life out! It makes me feel in control. You know what the problem with that is? It is that I am not the one that is in control, GOD is. No matter how many life plans I make, or how hard I try to plan for the future and plan my future out, God is the one who has the ultimate say in how my life goes. I can plan all I want! I can take a piece of paper and write down what I want my life to look like in 5 years and make all the plans my heart desires. But it is God who determines your steps, and where life takes you. Pray to Him about your desires for your life. If they are His desires for you, too, He will see them through! He will guide your steps and will take your life down the path that He desires. That is such a comfort to me, because it lets me know that I do not need to worry about how my life will go, I just need to trust in God and seek Him and he will lead me where He wants me.

I pray that you trust God with your future as well. He can do such amazing things in your life if you invite Him in!

XOXO, Chels 

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