God created us all different. The emphasis is not on individuality but on uniqueness. There is something about you that makes you more distinguished than others. We are all diverse in an extraordinary way like our fingerprints. You are the only person in this world that can be you. No one can replace you nor duplicate you. However, many times your differences are tolerated rather than celebrated in society, regardless of your culture. Have you ever felt so lonely or felt severely rejected because you were misunderstood or mistreated due to your differences determined by societies' statusquo.
The system of this world wants to set the course of your destiny in a certain direction. Its popularity contestsmake you become someone you are not. Ask yourself thisquestion, "Who am I?” and "What is my purpose?" Know this, when you begin your career, you won't be compensated according to your worth, but what it costs to replace you. Again, I ask you, "Who are you?" If you can't answer that question, you're probably not alone. I would like to offer you a way to discover who you really are.
In order to discover your true identity, you must first find out your purpose. Your purpose hinges on your creator's plan and design for your life. Your purpose can't be created by your performance, but it can be discovered in Jesus. Too often, we allow our surroundings to restrict and limit us. Be free! Get out of the box and the cookie cutter mentality that this world forces on us. Reset your mind, stay away from pointless traditions, meaningless religious terminology and rituals; for time is running out. Let's no longer follow the pattern of this world mindlessly, for you are too valuable. No matter what you feel, your infinite value comes from God who deeply loves you. You were worth dying for according toJesuswho is God's onlyson.
God has a good plan and future for you, not only because He is crazy about you, but also because He is a good God. He created you to be just the way you are. When you become who you are in Him, you don't have to work hard to discover His will and purpose for your life, because that is the very reason you were created. Do your best to become who you are. You have no competitors. Stop strivingto be someone who this world presets to be praised and worshiped.
The Bible says, "And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God."
-Romans 12:2 (NKJV)-
"Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what He wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to it's level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you."
-Romans 12:2 (The Message)-
Will you do what it takes to find out what the will of God is in your life? I believe by doing that you can figure out who you really are. I invite you to launch out into this journey with us. You don't have to be a Christian. In fact, it doesn't matter if you are a Christian or not. We all welcome you to join us anyway. Let's not compromise who we are and who we were meant to be. No one can define us but God, after all, we are in this world but not of it.
Have a wonderful break!
After our last 3 meetings,
We will see you again this spring semester.
We are resuming:
WVU : January 10th 2014
SIU : January 15th 2014
FSU : January 16th 2014 * ICE weekly meeting:
"There's NO LIMIT in JESUS Christ!"
6:30pm Friday Greenbrier Room @ the Mountainlair, WVU
1. Thank you everyone!
The International Thanksgiving Dinner, Which was held on Friday November 22nd 2013 @ the Wesley UMC, was a success. We were so blessed... We appreciate those who helped to make the event possible & those who showed up to share the spirit of Thanksgiving with us. We are so grateful.... Jesus surely rocks!
We give God all the glory!
2.Professor Nina Assimakoppoulos @ WVU is looking to rent out a living space in her home to a student or young professional who is committed to a Christian values.
International Christian Evangelism (ICE)
Jim Rogers (SIU Advisor)
Salem International University
223 W. Main Street
Salem, WV 26426
Dr. Harry Baxter (FSU Advisor)
Fairmont State University
1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV 26554
TR Hinkle (WVU Advisor)
West Virginia University
PO Box 6444 /Mountainlair/
Morgantown, WV 26506