Alexis K. Ellis is a Christian. A lady. A poet, and a work-in-progress who is kind but with flaws and all.
"But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing." 2 Thessalonians 3:13 (KJV)
When I was a little girl, around age 11, I always got tired of being good. Deep down I wondered why people who did wrong seemed to be happier? Now, as I look back on that train of thought, I realize that many people who do wrong and make mistakes (including me), are covering up their pain with whatever temporary thing to keep them going. In my life, needing acceptance through friendships was what I wanted. I compromised many times for friendship because I thought this defined who I am. As a teenager, I thought being good was boring and oftentimes in the process I would disobey God to be accepted.
But in the scheme of things, I realized through my mistakes I had to be the person I was raised to be. A Christian, who was a lady who respected herself and others. This meant being kind and patient. Through the trials I experienced by not being good and doing what's right, I disappointed God and myself. I was not happy with the decisions I was making.
However, through a renewed faith and repentance being good to please God and sharing my talent with others is important because I feel like I am doing God's will for my life. My goal is not to anger or disappoint God, but to remain good to the best of my ability and follow God's commandments. There's nothing wrong with doing what's right, and loving others, there's nothing wrong with being uplifted in your spirit, and showing others what you've learned along the way.
The Holy Bible. King James Version. (2002.) Zondervan. 2 Thessalonians 3:13
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