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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Teen Thursday Hosted by Shelby Sharp

Hey Teen Team!'m a 15 year old Jesus freak and I'm here to host Teen Thursday.
I'm back again with a brand new " Hot Topic", questions, funny video clip and a poll.
I know we will have a good time.
Let's get to know Jesus better. You and me.

Verse of the Week: Genesis 1:26 "Then God said, 'Let us make people in Our image, to be like Ourselves.'"


Image is supposedly everything. So what's self-image? Your self- image is the mental picture you have of yourself. It started being formed the moment you were born, and by the time you were 5 or 6 the person you think you are was so locked into your brain that you madly resist efforts to change it. That doesn't mean you CAN'T change it. Lots of people have moved from a negative to a positive self-image - or from a positive to a negative self-image. The point is this: Once you get a fix on who you think you are, you don't change easily. And since your self-image impacts every responsibility and relationship you have, it's crucial to acquire a health self-image NOW.

If you have a negative self-image, you don't think highly of yourself. Your often pessimistic, lacking in confidence, extremely sensitive to the opinions of others, self-conscious about how you look or perform, constantly wondering what people think of you, clingy in relationships, unsure of how to receive another's love, looking for possessions to make you happy, and speaking negatively about yourself or others. That is not a happy way to be.

A healthy self-image is seeing yourself as God sees you- no more, no less. If you have a healthy self-image, you DO think of yourself - but that's because God thinks highly of you. You accept the reality that God created you in His own image as someone with infinite value and worth.

When you see who you are in Jesus Christ, nothing can every change that. You gain a positive and a healthy view of your self. And you can get ready for God to do things through you. Why? Research shows that people act in ways that fit the mental picture they have of themselves. If you see yourself as a failure, you will act like a failure. You'll also find it hard to believe God wants the best for you.
A healthy self-image bulks you up with the strength to meet not only your own needs but also other's needs. It empowers you to be the kind of friend and Christian God calls you to be.
(taken from Young Devotions 2 by Josh McDowell)


How do you see yourself today? Do you have a HEALTHY SELF-IMAGE, or are you disappointed in how you look and who you are?

Start your comments.............NOW!
Also feel free to share any prayer requests with all of us. We need to be prayer warriors for each other.

If you have a hard time with getting a "profile" to publish your comment you can #1 set up a Google account..which is just your email addy and your password. It just allows you to have a profile to comment..nothing more. #2 you can choose to the "name/URL" profile. All you need is , again, your email addy, and a URL. You can get a URL by going to YOUR Profile page on Facebook...copy and paste the URL found at the top of the page...the "http:// blah blah blah...." and put that in where it asks for "URL". You will have to do that every time though, where getting a Google account will only be once..and it will recognize you every time.

Don't forget to come back and check out all the comments. There is also a CONTEST going on. The contest is to see if we, the TEENS, can get more comments on THIS post than the adults got on any theirs. We need to beat 11 this week. Come on TEENS, we can do it...WE RULE!


Don't forget the POLL! It is over in the RIGHT side bar. Check out the results tomorrow. Monday is "Music For The Heart" day, where you can share your favorite video from YouTube.com. COME BACK next Thursday for more fun, another funny video, a new poll and the next "Hot Topic".

10 ***COMMENT HERE***:

julie-auhh said...

~i think this is my biggest struggle~ i cant ever seem to make myself look the way i want to look. i look so much on the opinions of other people..worrying about perfection and if my hair looks good or im wearing the right thing to the right place. i dont think i have a ''lock'' on how i look though because i change how i look all the time. im never satisfied with myself and the worse i get, the more i am dissatisfied. this weeks topic is my monster...

JJ said...

Hey Julie-ahhh like the devo said, how do you feel God sees ya? what is your monster? Are ya saying that the more you aren't satisfied with hte outside the more unhappy you are with the inside?

Shelby said...

Maybe that's it, Julia. I know that I wear things differently alot. Sometimes, I feel selfconcious about it when other girls stare at me, but a little voice inside my head says,
' God loves you, focus on what He thinks of you.' and the negativity goes away. So, I think if you concentrate more on whats on the inside than the outside, and you fix up the inside, you will find your true self.

Emily Robinson said...

This is a much needed post. Great job. Did this by any chance sprout from last nights youth group lesson? Lol(:

julie-auhh said...

well, my monster is my biggest problem wich would be what i just talked about. and im unhappy with the inside and the outside. because i focus so much on the outside, i ruin the inside.

JJ said...

so how do we fix this "ruin the inside" thing. I am sure alot of us teens feel that way. I am trying to really be in God's word and remember that He loves me for me..even if no one else does. It is scary to be the odd one..but in the end, I won't be standing in front of "them" accounting for my life here...I will be standing in front of my Savior...ya know?

Shelby said...

Nice JJ! I try to be in God's word too. I don't like to be in the crowd, I like to stand out. I always tell people, ' I'm different and I like different.' Jesus doesn't want us to all act the same and dress the same and stuff. He gave us different personalities for a reason. And if you think about, Jesus was different. Not just be cause he was powerful, but he hung out with the sinners while everyone else wanted to be with the "righteous" people.

JJ said...

I agree, Shelby. Do you think you be different makes people want to get to know you or keeps them away. I want to be able to share Christ with people...and I am afraid my being differnt sometimes keeps them away...do they do that with you?

Shelby said...

Um...yes. Sometimes they do stay away, like the kids who think they are too cool or whatever. But then there are kids who like that. I have a friend who tells her other friends about me and they want to meet me. Sometimes I wish I was like the other kids. Maybe I wouldn't feel so left out, but if I was like them, I wouldn't be true to me. And I wouldn't show that I don't care what others think, I care what God thinks. If you share Christ and you're being different, I think that they will notice that you don't care what others think. That you're comfortable in your own skin. And that might draw them closer and want to know why you are so comfortable.

Standing For Him said...

Hey guys. This is Emily Robinson. I know you were asking for teens who have blogs that are God honoring..... Well I happen to knowof one of my friends who has one and writes alot of great stuff. She already gave ne permission to use it. The link is, loserface-savedbygrace

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