I have noticed that so many people in this culture use the word ‘awesome’…like, a lot.
Someone gets a new iPod – ‘Oh, it’s awesome!’
Someone did really well at something – ‘Dude, that was awesome!’
When people talk about a movie – ‘Yeah, that one was awesome.’
Everywhere I go – churches, conferences, stores – I hear that word being used. I can be almost 100% positive that you’ve heard it somewhere today.
Where did that word originate from? Like, what does it really mean?
Over a year ago or so, I made a resolution. To stop using the word ‘awesome’ for things that…weren’t.
An iPod isn’t grand. (No, it’s not) If someone accomplishes something very well, I’m sure it wasn’t breath-taking. And no matter what movie you watched, I’m pretty sure it wasn’t awe-inspiring.
The only thing I could think of that fits all of those descriptions…isn’t even a thing. It’s a Being.
In my eyes, God is the only One who could fit all those descriptions. And when I made my resolution not to use that word (awesome) so loosely, I decided that the only time that I would say it…was when it had something to do with God. Something God created…something God did in a person…hearing that someone got saved, etc.
So you might be wondering, ‘Okay, Raquel, why are you writing this post?’ Well, I am definitely not trying to make you feel guilty, or telling you what to do (if you use the word ‘awesome’ a lot), or anything else. :) haha This is more of a ‘this is what I do’-type post. Just like my one on modesty, or courtship, or any of my other articles. I never write something, trying to make other people agree with me. I’m just writing because…this is my blog. ;)
Anyway…hope you enjoyed just hearing my thoughts…
Blessings to you all!