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Thursday, June 25, 2009

The climb at twilight

Miley Cyrus has changed my view of Hanna Montana. I want to admit I am a Hanna Montana fan ? How would that make me look to the many people I make fun of? with her tween views of checking out the mall and whether a boy is looking at her as sang in her oh so famous songs...I couldn't really relate to what she says , can I?

Maybe her new music I definitely can!!

After hearing her song "the climb" I think I am forced to say I actually like Ms. Montana. Her new "adult-like" perspective is astounding, and I am starting to wonder if I should have been following this girl all along. Now I am not saying she wrote this song, but the delivery was amazing.
I can sing this song and relate it to so many things in my life and I feel it. some music you can bop your head to- agreeing that "girls just want to have fun" or "oops I did it again"...but this song isn't just a meaningless ramble of electronic sound and a hot body to dance on screen...It sounds like she feels it, and even in her somewhat awkward music video she seems like she even means it with her body language.

I remember watching myself in vids or old pics and the times where I almost looked the most awkward...were the times when I truly was expressing what I felt inside. So I have to applaud her for this sign showing her maturation into adulthood. She has captivated me as a listener. Now why do I feel so "poetic" about this video?! It reminds me of my life as a Christian...If I want to truly follow God I will be so much of what the world hates. I see this everyday in the way I seems the more I am what God wants me to be, the more people look at me as an outsider, and it has been really tough for me to find where I fit in. The devil hates everyone and he would like nothing more but to condemn everyone and keep them from being with God. He wants you to feel like an outsider and like no one likes you...he wants you to feel like you are being a "bible thumper" and taking things too much into the extremes. Satan would like nothing more than for you to give up to the peer pressure and leave Gods direction and go with his perverted ideas of what you should act/be like. He tricks you by saying "don't be extreme, everyone is doing it and it is should too- or guess what? you won't be cool...common' it's the most popular thing right now- it will help you get friends"!

Now, we must remember that the devil is crafty and manipulative...he can take something that seems harmless and innocent with "just that one tiny bad thing in it" and let it transform your mind. He lures you in with (lets use twilight as an example) a nice happy storyline such as a romance and then interjects things like vampirism (a monster, who sucks blood from their victims for food..later killing the animal- which in real life we can only put example of things that do this...and they are cults- demonic cults- which any logical person would see as a bad thing...cults = Satan = evil = hell) People may not even truly realize what they are reading, nor analyze it because of the lure of a good descriptive story teller or the lure of a romance that seems forbidden. Satan will use anything that seems good and true, to lure to you what is evil and will keep you from entering the gates of heaven. He wants you to think "it's no big deal- it's just a fiction novel" so that he can plant the seeds in your brain. Not only that, but if you start by accepting small things, it is only a matter of time before the weeds will take over to the point where you don't even know right from wrong anymore since your garden (your brain) will be so mangled. God wants you to be strong and stand up for what is good and just now...and not accept "the little" bad things, so that you will not have clouded judgments later...God does not want Satan's deceitful tricks to influence you.

Wait a minute...rewind that----lets recap! How does he do it? By making bad things seem fun and popular and beautiful and pure- little bits at a time so you are most likely not to even realize what you are getting into before it's too late. Most people can't deal with the pressure of choosing the right thing and looking un popular doing it- or worse feeling that way so they allow themselves to engage in these things, thinking little harm could come of them- and then they end up polluting their temples (the beautiful mind/soul God gave you) and giving in to something that they weren't really aware was going to be a trap.

The other day I was on one of my favorite forums and someone posted about a book series called twilight. The person talked about how it is getting out of hand, this craze has gotten to the point that it is everywhere: tee shirts, Barbie dolls, and now even gothic makeup to make you look like the vampire characters in the movie.. Thinking someone out there has to have the moral conviction that I do-( I thought someone would agree with me, and I could maybe put the thought out there for others to ponder about if they should really be reading this series) I posted about why I thought it was getting out of hand and how evil I thought it was and I named my reasons based on (what I thought) was normal human reasoning and biblical text.

What happened next actually astonished me...I had about 10 or so pregnant women cursing me out, calling me names, threatening me..etc within about 2.7 seconds. I couldn't believe that because I disagreed with the content in a book - and how the masses are being swayed into believing this fantasy is not harmful- that people would curse me out and actually threaten me (calling my way worse than a "bible thumper", although that is what they referred to me the most as) These women were cursing me out over a BOOK!! They were so into it, that they treated my extremely knowledgeable and civil comments as if i were making an attack on a family member or child of theirs...they went NUTS!! As I went to some of these girls profiles, I could understand why they felt that way, since most of them were probably raised in God hating broken homes, and now we're creating broken homes themselves..but no matter-even though I should have expected the worldly reactions...I was surprised.

Now I really don't want to stir up trouble in my own blog about the reasons I feel that twilight is a bad series..(and yes I have plenty of stable answers) but this is my example of how difficult it is - even on such a small subject as a book series, to maintain my God given moral code, and fit in with the world.
Unless you are like me, you have no idea how many times just doing what I think God would have me do- or sticking up for what I think God would want me to say....has made me quite the unpopular person. It seems the more moral I try to be to please God, the more the world hates me...and it doesn't help when you already have the normal insecurities...let alone people going out of their way to beat you down for your opinion, completely degrade you, and then degrade your God. That's when i have to remember that God may be using me and others like me in a way i don't understand yet...i am still walking my uphill battle... My point here is, is that like this song...learning what God wants in your life is "always gonna be an uphill battle" you are going to have to fight against EVERYTHING that Satan is throwing your way...but that is what makes you close to Jesus...that is what makes the relationship strong. "The climb" is what God wanted us to experience, he wanted us to gain this knowledge through working with him and trying to do the right thing, so in the end- we will see how much we have been through and why it was SOOO worth it to be with him. "sometimes (I am ) gonna have to lose"(by going against the popular worldly opinion and standing for what God wants) and I think it won't feel great worldly, but I know Jesus will see it as a win....and it isn't about "how fast I get there" I think Christ likes to see us grow and mature...for me this is about God, but for you it can be about anything troubling you are dealing with...
and FYI it might not just be about the struggle to fit in with the could be about so many other things that are so hard in life like: addictions, infertility, mental illness strongholds, family issues, work relationships, etc.

I've come to know: No matter what you are dealing with, sometimes it is about the climb not the end destination. What doesn't kill you, will make you stronger- right? on a side note: I will not let my children read the Twilight series, but I think I will let my children listen to Hannah Montana aka Miley

oh here are the words in case you wanted to see them- and the video!

The Climb lyricsS
ongwriters: Alexander, J; Mabe, J;

I can almost see it
That dream I am dreaming
But there's a voice inside my head saying"You'll never reach it"
Every step I'm taking
Every move I make feels-Lost with no direction

My faith is shaking
But I gotta keep trying
Gotta keep my head held high

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose
Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb

The struggles I'm facing
The chances I'm taking
Sometimes might knock me down-But no, I'm not breaking
I may not know it
But these are the moments that
I'm gonna remember most, yeah
Just gotta keep going

And I, I got to be strong
Just keep pushing on'

Cause there's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose
Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb, yeah!T

here's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Somebody's gonna have to lose
Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb, yeah!

Keep on moving, keep climbing
Keep the faith, babyIt's all about, it's all about the climb
Keep the faith, keep your faith, whoa


Hope Endures said...

Ok, I have to admit...I've watched an episode of Hannah Montana. In my defense, I think I was sick and stranded on the couch, far away from the remote. Or, at least, that's my story and I'm sticking to it. :) But I do like the lyrics to this song...very inspiring.

Hope Endures said...

Me again...just wanted to say thanks for the support. I'm so sorry for what you've been through lately. I hope the tide changes soon, for both of us!

Hillary said...

I hear you about following God sometimes makes the world hate us...they crucified Christ, so I think, with God's help, I can be disliked. :) Way to go!

Anonymous said...

I followed over from a comment on 999's blog... I've also been recently diagnosed with PCOS, and I just wanted to send you best wishes and lots of luck!

- Molly

Lena said...

I love that song too! It has encouraged me many times... and you know what has encouraged me even more- YOU!

Thanks so much for all your sweet comments and prayers... You are just awesome!

I will be praying for you as well- in the midst of your journey!

Fertility Guy said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! Would be happy to tell you more about the meds. I was on. Not sure if you want me to leave a comment here - or?

Just let me know.

Good luck to you and your husband!


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