UNT MATH 1681 - Talk #1: IDEALS (4 pages)

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Love 1 Haley Love Talk 1 IDEALS When I was a child I always dreamed I was going to be the first lady live in a mansion and have no regrets in life But of course I think we all had a dream something like that My name is Haley Love and the title of this talk is ideals Some of y all might be wondering what exactly an ideal is Well an ideal is an image of who you would like to become it s something for which you live a priority something of leading importance in your life When I was younger I didn t have a care in the world I didn t care what anyone thought of me however I also never REALLY thought about my future As human beings as God s creation we can participate in determining our future We can shape our lives by the values we choose to desire We have the freedom to set our own goals and priorities not just our immediate needs At this young age I just assumed I would end up like my mom she wasn t the first lady but she has a strong faith and she lives a good life and that was of enough for me But of course we all know life is much more complicated than that and it s just something we have to accept Later on though who and what I idolized began to change Once I began to mature all I ever worried about was what people thought of me I always strived to be like everyone else because those people were the idealistic things I looked up to We all have those materialistic things or people that we look up to and want to be like At one point I thought my life was perfect I was in eighth grade and I was friends with the most popular people in school I had a cute boyfriend I was the star of the volleyball team and it all seemed like it was going to last forever This temporary ideal of mine was something I had to sacrifice for it seemed to be what I always aimed for it gave my life Love 2 purpose Then one Christmas break pretty much ruined it all Being involved with this crowd resulted to living a troubled life I started struggling with living two lives the one with my real friends and the one with the people I thought were the coolest people in the world On New Year s I decided to spend the night with a group of girls that were literally my best friends forever But at the time it was only because I didn t want to be put in to a position that I couldn t handle like being offered a drink Well my boyfriend and I had been having problems that past week and he was really angry I didn t want to spend New Year s with him so he made up stories about us and let s just say all of those false rumors of my impurity went around the entire school I was known as a slut for the rest of my eighth grade year I fell in to this entire group of people that I thought were the ideal people I wanted to spend my rest of my life around These people were the people I thought were what I wanted to be like but I learned fast that they weren t my real friends After this my ideals changed incredibly It is important that we reflect on our ideals to make sure we are aiming our lives at the best goals The negative ideals tend to take us backwards and damage our possibilities just like this ideal did Then there are the ideals that are positive but only short term These ideals move us forward and give us targets I began not to worry about what other people thought of me and I led a life that revolved around Christ and well volleyball I wasn t worried about relationships or even the faked friendships that I use to have I was now on the freshman A team for volleyball and I was even playing in some select tournaments with 17 year olds at age 15 Most of the varsity girls expected me to be on varsity by sophomore year as a DS possibly even libero On top of all of the positive volleyball experiences and all of the rumors beginning to Love 3 disappear it seemed a guy was practically brought to me he was a boy that liked me for me and didn t care about the past rumors He was the ideal guy I was looking for he had a great relationship with Christ he didn t care what anyone thought he was funny and of course attractive Well after three years of dating I learned that he wasn t the person I thought he was He was in to drugs and no longer lived a Christ centered life When I found this out my faith was stronger than it had ever been but now it was being tested And it really didn t help that my volleyball career was over after freshman year because of an injury and of course the horrid politics that no one wants to get into I had no idea what to do with my life Volleyball was my life and well the boy that I had been with him for so long And I didn t want to throw everything away but I also knew there was no way this was what I saw in a lasting relationship in the ideal life I had set for myself Throughout this consistent struggle of being with him my relationship with Christ and the ideals I had planned for myself all began to slowly disappear Once I finally had the strength to end the relationship I got back on my feet and changed my ideals We need a positive ideal that is big enough for each of us and this is to become Christ like I know it is really clich to say that things happen for a reason but I believe they really do If I hadn t quit volleyball I wouldn t be at this chrysalis today actually I would probably not even have a relationship with Christ at all After realizing volleyball wasn t for me and ending an emotionally exhausting relationship my faith was even stronger and I even realized what I want to do with my future I have really thought about my future and determined the Christ like person I want to be So today think about what your ideal is Because if you re not sure of it someone else is determining it for you Without the Love 4 positive ideals in our life our life is aimless As you determine your ideals you are truly determining the direction of your life We are all coming in to this weekend with a burden on our hearts and something on our mind And it is one of those things that is …


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