I would like to talk about what for me is a heavy subject. Drugs.
Because of my dad and his addiction that sooner or later led him to death, thoughts saying “test drugs” does not exists in my mind. I have this personal goal saying that I will never ever try it, to prove both to myself and to the people around me that my past doesn’t automatically settle my future.
My friends, however, are not as fortunate.
My mom keeps saying that it is shocking how many kids these days are burned out when it comes to God. (I call them kids because I still see myself as a kid even though I turn seventeen in two months). How many kids -or teens- there are that are so very convinced that there is not a God. I don’t judge them. I would be one of them if I hadn’t seen God perform miracles myself.
I, however, tell her that drugs are nowadays not a big deal. I have several friends that have tried it, and a few that does it on a regular basis. …and that comes from a girl that is born and raised in a Christian home and does not hang out with “bad guys”. Please sense the sarcasm so you don’t get offended.
So, what do you do when one of your best friends texts you saying; “I might do drugs later.”
You pray. At least, that’s what I did. I prayed while walking around in the small apartment repeating the words “God is bigger.” to myself.
I also sent him a dramatic text saying:
No, I do not support it.
No, I do not judge you.
Yes, I still love you.
Yes, I will be there for you if you get in trouble.
You already know that it’s not good for you, so I won’t tell you that. I’m trusting you in this. 🙂
You could choose to become scared. To become really terrified and walk back and forth while rubbing your hands together. But, actually, you don’t have to. Truth is, God is so much bigger. Plus, Jesus gavs us the authority to pray against evil. I keep finding myself forgetting that. God is bigger. He can fix this. We have got to trust him.