The Native American Journey Youth are holding small youth meetings to continue our reflections and spiritual growth. We are studying quotes that speak to us.
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Rumi “Those of you who are scattered, simplify your worrying lives.”
Question from Leader:
- What word or phrase speaks to you?
- How does this quote remind you of something in your life?
- What do you think God wants you to learn from this?
Here are some of the reflections when we held this youth meeting in July.
Youth One “I get confused when I think of all the things my family wants me to do. I want to move away and stop getting in the middle of all the drama. I want a job, maybe get a certificate in welding, get a place to live. I am tired of my family demanding the money I earn after school and guilting me on deserting the family. I’m tired of it all. I’m not sure but I hope that God wants me to find something I want and go for it even when everyone else wants me to do something different.”
Youth Two “It’s not as easy as the quote makes it sound. How do I simplify my life? Maybe God wants me to explore doing lots of things. The only thing I can think of is not letting all the different things I want to do get in my way of finding out what I really want to focus on. I don’t know what that is.”
For me, when I focus on the most important thing I want to do and figure out the next step, I discover that everything else falls in place. Right now I want to find the job that will use my gifts and let me grow in deeper ways. So community collegel keeps me in place until I do know what I want.
We would enjoy hearing from you on how you simply your life.