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This world has turned upside-down as of late. Hatred spreads like wildfire as the world begins to equate love and care with destruction and self-loathing. As a Christian, you must look beyond what the world (with its many, many differing opinions) tells you, and you need to ask the Lord what aligns with His laws. 

Even I can’t tell you exactly what the Lord wants from us, but I can tell you what His Word says about how we must live. The Bible tells us that we must UNCONDITIONALLY live in love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). Use these fruits of the Holy Spirit to make your everyday judgments, and constantly ask the Lord if you made the right decision. This is not done out of questioning who you are, but rather discovering who you are meant to be in the Lord.

The world may tell you that everything you do is conditional, but the Bible tells us that we must always live in the fruits of the spirit, or at least strive to do so. Our love must be unconditional and nondiscriminatory. Love your enemies as much as your neighbors, and you will go far in this world. Choose the peace that God tells us to take on, even if the world tells you to do the exact opposite. We can share our godly wisdom with the whole world so long as we cling to God the whole way. 

Dare to stand out and share God’s wisdom, even if you are surrounded by those who don’t see God’s light. Being a Christian isn’t easy, but sharing the light is the right thing to do. In every way, we must submit to the Lord and be an example of his ultimate goodness and love. So long as you follow that, you will be able to discern what is right and what God intends for you.

And now, for the moment you have all been waiting for, here is my next poem, entitled “Love Not the World”:

The world has not wisdom,

Nor is it meant to,

For the world is the devil’s

And heaven is God’s.

Only from heaven can we find wisdom;

The world cannot tell you what wisdom is.

God tells us that wisdom is discerning,

Shrewd, and loving,

While the world tells us that wisdom

Is what we lust after, what comes to our minds

In moments of anger and fear;

They say that wisdom is self-serving.

Do not forget that the world knows not

What is good and righteous and perfect.

Only God can tell you,

So ask Him who He wants you to be.

And with that, I take my leave. Thank you so much for reading, and I hope this helps you in your walk with God! Have a blessed day!

Written by Makayla B.

Makayla is a high school senior who loves to write poetry and devour books. She believes you can learn something new every day, whether it's through school or your own experience. In her free time, Makayla likes to practice floral design and be with her family. She is also an aspiring author and English teacher. Click here to learn more about Makayla.

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