Friday, August 3, 2012

{coffee date::standing up for what I believe in}


Photo: The wait was 45 minutes, but worth it to support a worthy cause.


if we meet for coffee today, i would tell you how much I've been looking forward to today. i must admit i've missed you!

if we were having coffee today, i would be drinking a huge ice coffee because i have going to bed very late and i'm beyond tired.

if we were having coffee today, i would start off by telling you that life has thrown me a few lemons this week. some that have made me sour and others that i've turned into lemonade.

if we were having coffee today, i would tell you that today's post is probably one of the most difficult one's to write.

if we were having coffee today, i would tell you that i have something to share--something some people might like or agree with; but it is something i truly believe in and would like to share.

if were having coffee today, i would tell you how much i have wrestled with this post. fearing that if i write it, i might lose readers, even possibly friends.

if we were having coffee today, i would tell you that this week i took a stand for what i believe in. as you may or may not know, i am very shy and i do like confrontation. I would rather shy away and hide than deal with something head on. normally i keep my beliefs and feelings to myself, but this week the Lord spoke to me and told me stand up for HIm and what i believe in.

so, on wednesday, i stood up for what i believe in and ate at Chick-fil-a to support them in stand for traditional marriage. for more on the chick-fil-a controversy click here.

Photo: So worth the wait! @chickfila

now, like i said before, i am shy and i like to blend into the background...i like to offer support from the sidelines...i'm not one ot get involved. recently God has been showing me and teaching me alot about myself. and one thing He has laid on heart is that I need to stand up for Him more and not be afraid of what others will think or say about me.

i really struggle with people's opinion of me. and God is showing me that peoples's opinion of me does not matter. He is the only one who matters and his opinion of me is the only one that matters.

and so if we were having coffee today, i would encourage you listen to God voice and to not be afarid to stand up for Him as He calls you do so.


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12 comments:

  1. I'm so proud of you for having the courage to blog what you believe! That takes guts and conviction!

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  2. Good for you for standing for what you believe in - and for the courage to share about it!

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  3. This is such a great post! Takes a lot of courage to stand up for what you believe in and I think that we should all follow step more often!

    Happy Friday!

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    1. thank you...it as a little scary, but in the end i'm so glad i did!

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  4. hi monique! found you on mama marchands' blog and now follow thru GFC. i haven't been following along with the chick-fila thing. man i live in a bubble! xo!

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  5. yes to the yes. Great post! Doesn't is seem so tough to obey Him when it's something he is asking to do out of our comfort zones but once we do, it's like "oh yeah, you got my back Lord, that was easy" If He is for us who can be against us right!
    What part of SoCal are you in?

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    1. so true, so true!

      it's so funny how big the fear of the unknown is, but if we keep our eyes on Him, the fear starts to just melt away. and taking those steps becomes easier and easier.

      I'm live in the pasadena area...what about you?

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  6. What a lovely post. I appreciate your honestly and standing up for what you believe in. I have always loved Chick Fil-A and always will. :)

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

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thank you for your comment...i read every one and they make me smile.

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