My beloved friends, let us continue to love each other since love comes from God. Everyone who loves is born of God and experiences a relationship with God. The person who refuses to love doesn't know the first thing about God, because God is love—so you can't know him if you don't love. (1 John 4:7, 8 - The Message)
Hebrews 4:15 (Message)..."We don't have a priest who is out of touch with our reality..."...Jesus, though He was a son, still had to LEARN obedience through what He suffered (Heb 5:8)...you are not alone...He has your back because He really gets it...really empathizes, even if no one else does...and even if this thing ...kills you, you will rise again...weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning...
“Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.”
- Dr. Seuss
Doing the right thing is rarely, if ever, easy...sometimes u just have 2 do what u have 2 do & not worry at all about how people will perceive it...hopefully, n the grand scheme of things u will b at least understood, if not vindicated...b true 2 urself & ur instincts...don't spend all ur energy n the pointless effort of trying 2 make everyone approve of u...at the end of the day, u have 2 live with u...just do it...
“Each day is a special gift from God, and while life may not always be fair, you must never allow the pains, hurdles, and handicaps of the moment to poison your attitude and plans for yourself and your future. You can never win when you wear the ugly cloak of self-pity, and the sour sound of whining will certainly frighten away any opportunity for success. Never again. There is a better way.”
- Og Mandino
Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]--To Him be glory in the church..."
(Ephesians 3:20, 21 AMP)
"N Him we move..."...said this b4, I'll say it again...the wilderness is a strange place...out of Epypt/not yet n Canaan...great 2 b led by a cloud by day & fire by night, but where's the journey taking u? Again, "Manna"'s not a word, it's a question meaning "What is it"? 2day, just pray He gives u, this day, ur daily "What is it?" & don't b afraid 2 move with the cloud...the Promised Land's real...u'll get there...
"If you woke up breathing, congratulations! You have another chance."
- Andrea Boydston
Unless the LORD builds the house,
They labor in vain who build it;
Unless the LORD guards the city,
The watchman stays awake in vain.
(Pslams 127:1 - NKJV)
"Oh man! There is no planet sun or star could hold you, if you but knew what you are."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Choose P.E.A.C.E. (P-lace E-very A-nxiety on C-hrist E-ntirely), & resist F.E.A.R. (F-alse E-vidence A-ppearing R eal)...God has not given u a spirit of fear...or of stress...or of pressure...or of anxiety...or worry...or panic...or depression...but of power, love & a sound mind...u have the power & the love nside u already...the "sound mind" part is up 2 u...it depends on ur perception & choice of paradigm 2day...
"Let others lead small lives,
but not you.
Let others argue over small things,
but not you.
Let others cry over small hurts,
...but not you.
Let others leave their future
in someone else's hands,
but not you." (Jim Rohn)...you're the head and not the tail...above only, and not beneath...remember who you are and create your day...c'mon, be somebody!
Olivia visiting her Great Grandparents
Sofia watching TV at Mom and Dad's
Give urself a break...don't b so hard on urself...we all mess up...not the end of the world...put it n perspective...quit trying 2 defend urself, caring 2 much about what people think, stressing out over what they may b saying about u...believe me, if having people talk about u could kill u, I'd have been 6 feet under a long time ago...blow it off... enjoy ur day...God thinks ur just fine & that's all that matters...
Make ur own decisions about ur own life...if u don't, others will take it upon themselves 2 fill n the blanks 4 u...don't allow them the luxury of living their life & urs, 2...it isn't right & it isn't fair but only u can prevent it from happening...Jesus never let the people around Him force Him n2 the box they had thought up 4 Him...He said, "My testimony is true, for I know where I came from & where I am going..."
"I, even I, am He Who blots out and cancels your transgressions, for My own sake, and I will not remember your sins. Put Me in remembrance [remind Me of your merits]; let us plead and argue together. Set forth your case, that you may be justified (proved right)." (Isaiah 43:25, 26 AMP)...love the way this is stated here...He blots out transgressions 4 HIS sake (not ours), & just tells us 2 remind Him of our merits...