Inside Jokes

{A guest post by Emii of Girlz 4 God}

Inside jokes. When you’re with your best friends, those little things happen that are just hilarious. And thus develops an inside joke.

Yeah, that was the scientific definition.

You want to know what I think? While they’re a lot of fun to remember and talk about, well… they’re also exclusive. It’s like saying to the other people around you, “We’re having too much fun to want you to be a part of it. We’re just going to reminisce on old times, so feel free to stand there and pretend to be amused.”

My class just got back a couple of weeks ago from a two-week hike in the bush. (Yeah, that’s what we have over here in Australia.)
And there’s a lot of inside jokes being repeated. The same ones. Over and over. I’m not a part of them, and it seems like that’s all my friends want to talk about. No-one else in the class seems to be recalling any.
And it makes me feel left out. Like a piece in my heart reads, “LONELY.”

I just read a post over at Lies Young Women Believe. “But I learn more and more that it wasn't a trial. It was a blessing. After all, I believe that our greatest moments are when we feel a sense of hopelessness and cling on to God with all our might. I believe that it is really in our trials that we realize God is everything. I believe that trials are blessings in disguise. What makes it a trial is our reaction to what God helps us through.”

Fact is, there’s times in our lives when we don’t feel accepted, loved, included. But let’s not give up hope, like I was nearly ready to do a few hours ago. Look for the opportunities; embrace them. God gives them to us. Sometimes you just have to look a little deeper than the surface. It’s what I’m trying to do.
It’s hard. It really is. But if we take our trials and love God and trust Him and just don’t give what people think of us… well, it’s not an easy thing. Put life in perspective, though; we’re not going to live forever. We’re gonna die, and when we die… all that matters is that we have lived our life loving Jesus with our whole heart. An open heart.

Bookworm  – (May 2, 2011 at 1:22 PM)  

I love the Lies Young Woman Believe book! It's very encouraging, and I think many girls can relate to it. Cool post, by the way. :)

Anonymous –   – (May 2, 2011 at 4:01 PM)  

Emii, I can totally relate to feeling left out. But in the long run, that so doesn't matter. Wonderful post!!!

Hannah :)  – (May 3, 2011 at 11:32 AM)  

hey guys, hannah here. :) SO sorry i haven't visited in, like, forever, but i've...things have...i...i'm sorry. Guys can you PLEASE pray for me? I'm in some need of some serious prayer about something that is just between me and God (no offence, guys, i still love you ;) and i know that you guys'll accept it and will pray for me. You guys are amazing. thank you so, SO much.

Talia  – (May 3, 2011 at 12:15 PM)  

Hannah, I will definitely be in prayer for you! Remember that God is always with you, and He loves you (And we do too)! Your sisters are praying for you!

Joshua 1:9
"This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

In prayer with you and for you, Hannah!
Love your sister in the LORD,

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