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Fence Sitting

I usually don't like to write or talk about this particular topic because sometimes, it makes me feel like I'm a fence-sitter myself. By fence-sitting, I'm talking about religion. I'm talking about being a better person and following God.


Particularly in Utah, there are a lot of individuals who are fence-sitters with the gospel. They believe it, but they don't want to live it. They have a testimony, but it's not enough to help their faith grow during hard times. For me, I have a solid testimony of Jesus Christ. I really do strive to do my best in getting to know Him better & becoming the type of person He wants me to become. I think the reason I'm writing about this is because I see fence-sitting in myself at times, and a lot in the people I love. There are people who believe something, but don't practice what they preach. Sometimes they can come off as completely hypocritical. It's been really sad for me to watch those I love fall off the path. Through and through, I keep realizing that the times are comin!  It can be so hard to break habits, & to try to become a little better with going to church. The world is such a dark place. It's plagued with people who claim to not even know the difference between right and wrong. Pornography, anti-Christ information, selfishness, materialistic people, sexual immorality! It's EVERYWHERE.  I suppose the comforting thing in all of this is that I choose God. When people were grilling me and getting down my throat about homosexuality becoming legal, I have chosen God's side, which is, to believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I've seen people in my own family try and have God eliminated  from this country's laws and practices. The times are coming. We have got to be ready. We CAN'T sit on the fence. We're either with him or not. In the end, if we're not on God's side, we will not win. 

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  1. proud of you! keep fighting the good fight! stay strong & enduring on your path! you can do it!

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  2. Amanda, you've done it again... got me thinking of things I need to work on! I wrote a post on modesty and how I want to dress like a Daughter of God, well I still have short dresses/skirts. How can I fully commit to follow being modest if I still have temptations in my closet? So I am going to be sending them to plato's today! (Isn't going to be hard) I am going to be practicing what I am preaching! It's hard in this time to fully follow Christ when the world is so against it, it's a hard time to live in. But we're strong and we will push forward! *muscle emoji*

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    1. Camille! You're a no reply comment blogger, so I hope you get this reply. Anyways, your post was absolutely beautiful. You're such a strong girl to even send your dresses away! haha. That was really hard for me when I went through the temple. I hope you know that I look up to you a ton. Fence-sitting is in all of us, really, however; I see a woman of God in you that loves her religion and stands up for what she believes in. I'm so happy I had the opportunity to meet you through blogging & I hope you know that I think you're an amazing individual! Love you, Camille!

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  3. Thank you for having the courage to share your thoughts. This is such a touchy subject right now and you make some really good points. We can't pick and choose when we want to follow Him or what parts of the gospel we want to live.

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  4. I love this!!! You are an inspiration!! :)

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  5. I love everything about this post. It is SO true. Thank you!

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  6. Hollla girl!!! Seriously I didn't know a lot of Utah-ers are on the fence. I guess I would've thought they'd be opposite. This is so true though. I really believe we really need to know what we believe and stick to it. I see SO many mormon girls wear bikini's and the rest of the time they might be modest, but when they go to the beach they arent. This is ridiculous. You are not 100% obeying that commandment, if you "only break it when you are at the beach."

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