The Little Things We Do Add Up, by PI Girl Katy

    Everyone has a time in their lives when they are in a situation that simply goes against Christianity–whether it be an immodest dance, or classmates discussing how annoying and stupid Christians are, or your boyfriend wanting to do things you aren’t comfortable with.

    Let me tell you one of my experiences. I was in a hip-hop class. My teacher already didn’t like me because I tend to be very quiet and shy, so I was being careful to not do anything that could be assumed as rude or aloof. The teacher was showing us the dance moves, and she got to a particular section that I knew was TOTALLY immodest. I didn’t feel comfortable doing it. I knew I should just not do the moves, but I was torn! I wanted the teacher to like me and refusing to dance would be…ick.

    In the end, I simply did not participate in the dance. And yes, it did make my teacher dislike me even more than she already did. But at the same time, it made me feel proud. I’d stood up for my religion, and that was very special to me.

    Our faith is put to the test during these everyday situations. Satan is lurking in the corners, even if it doesn’t seem like it. But by doing little things, such as refusing to dance, or explaining to your classmates that they are offending you, we are being disciples.

    Of course, there will be consequences. People will disrespect you for loving Christ. But Jesus too was ridiculed. Jesus faced the ultimate consequence: Death!

    But if we do the little things for God, they add up. They add up to an example you are setting. They add up to pure love for God. Christianity is a religion, as well as a way of life. And all those little things add up into one big thing: Love.

    So, stand up against the crowd. Do the little things, because little things eventually create a big thing.

    Written by PI Girl Katy

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    1. This is great! Thank you for this article, and I’m glad you did the right thing. God is very proud of you. This has nothing to do with the article, but what if you are in a project group and there are these two people that you are iffy with–you don’t wholeheartedly trust them and you’re afraid they’ll mess up (and not to mention, one of them is labeled as an extreme “weirdo” and nobody likes him or is nice to him except me). I’m afraid they won’t carry out their work and give the group a bad grade. I’ve told my teacher about my feelings and she said to report to her if anything, but I still feel really worried, anxious, and I’m not at peace. On top of that, I’ve got a huge load on me already and if they don’t do their part, me and my other team mate would have to pull for them!! (but the good thing is my teacher will give them F’s). Have you ever been in a situation like this? I prayed already, but somehow, I’m still anxious and deeply worried. 🙁

      • @Princessjaja
        In Phil.4 in the bible, God tells us not to worry, and not to be anxious, But in every situation we should present our requests to him..There is also a part that mentions “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard our hearts and your mind in Christ Jesus.” You should try to read Phil 4, and try to make quiet time to read it..Before Ask God if he can speak to your heart through his word, (He already knows your situation btw) no matter big or small situation, God is willing and is concerned what your concerned about. Hope this helps sister. I’ll be praying for you!

        • Thank you, Deeblves3! I will most certainly do that. God is already easing things out and giving me plenty of peace. Thank you so much, again!

        • I’m also very shy and quiet. But I’m learning that it’s ridiculous to dislike someone simply because they don’t talk as much as maybe someone who is a little more outgoing. You don’t have to be scared. Your identity is in Christ, not your shyness or what people think of you. If they have a problem with you, they’re the ones with the problem. As Katy showed in her article, you can be both shy and obedient to God. Naturally shy people just have to learn to totally rely on God for boldness and strength. I’m still learning this, so don’t worry!

    2. Love this!! Sometimes it can be VERY hard to do those things that seem like “little things”, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do them! Living as a Christian is just as good as reading your Bible and learning about God! Thanks for the article 🙂

    3. You put the opinion of God before the opinion of your teacher, which I think is great. It’s not an easy thing to do. I struggle with being a people pleaser myself. The little things are what make up life, more so than the larger tests of our faith, so they’re definitely important.

    4. it’s true, the little stuff does add up. The other day, I was talking to a friend who was feeling down. I let her vent while I went to youth, and when I got back, I told her how I felt the same way she does sometimes. she told me she felt a lot better. I was glad I could help her. It feels good to help people and know you made a difference just by doing something small 🙂

    5. Whoever wrote this article, I can TOTALLY relate! Only my situation ended up worse, my dance teacher ended up getting totally offended by me and my sister not wanting to be part of the dance, and pretty much pushed us out of the studio (subtly, but still :/ ) The whole situation hurt a lot, but through it I found out that wasn’t where God wanted me anyway, even though it’s hard sometimes, we just have to trust Him:)

    6. Love this! What you are saying is so true. Sometimes in our culture it can be so hard to stand up for what is right. It’s nice to know there are others out there that go through the same thing! 🙂

    7. This is a great article. I can definitely relate to this because there are times when i am faced with the same situations, like when my classmates swear and I tell them I don’t and they start insulting me for it It’s really encouraging to know that i’m not in this alone and it also helps that fellow Christians like you are brave enough to stand for God. Your choice has definitely inspired me! 🙂

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