“For God’s gifts and his call can never be withdrawn” (Romans 11:29, NLT)
Today, I want to remind you that you are full of incredible potential. When God created you, He deposited seeds of greatness inside of you. He’s given you your own dreams and desires. You have something to offer that no one else has. But too often, we allow adversities, disappointments and setbacks to push these things down, until one day, we find that we’re not pressing forward anymore. We’re not stretching; we’re not believing to rise any higher.
When adversity comes, it’s easy to think, “Why is this happening to me?” The answer is because the enemy knows what’s on the inside of you. He’s going to do everything he can to keep that seed from taking root. But, he will only be successful if you let him. He can’t stop you unless you quit.
During the difficult times, remember that the gifts and callings God has placed within you are still there. Don’t become stagnate in pursuing your dreams. It’s time to get your fire back! It’s time to press forward. It’s time to dig deep inside and take hold of the marvelous destiny God has prepared for you!
10 Who can find a virtuous and capable wife?
She is more precious than rubies.
11 Her husband can trust her,
and she will greatly enrich his life.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
13 She finds wool and flax
and busily spins it.
14 She is like a merchant’s ship,
bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household
and plan the day’s work for her servant girls.
16 She goes to inspect a field and buys it;
with her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She is energetic and strong,
a hard worker.
18 She makes sure her dealings are profitable;
her lamp burns late into the night.
19 Her hands are busy spinning thread,
her fingers twisting fiber.
20 She extends a helping hand to the poor
and opens her arms to the needy.
21 She has no fear of winter for her household,
for everyone has warm[c] clothes.
22 She makes her own bedspreads.
She dresses in fine linen and purple gowns.
23 Her husband is well known at the city gates,
where he sits with the other civic leaders.
24 She makes belted linen garments
and sashes to sell to the merchants.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity,
and she laughs without fear of the future.
26 When she speaks, her words are wise,
and she gives instructions with kindness.
27 She carefully watches everything in her household
and suffers nothing from laziness.
28 Her children stand and bless her.
Her husband praises her:
29 “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world,
but you surpass them all!”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last;
but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.
31 Reward her for all she has done.
Let her deeds publicly declare her praise.
This isn’t a perfect world…people get hurt.
you smile when you feel like crying.
you act like your okay when your falling apart.
but you gotta let go and move on…
Because there’s nothing else you can do.
I know it hurts. I know that. But if you give up now, you may be missing something greater than you could ever have imagined. And no one wants to miss something that will change their life forever. Just keep holding on, and I promise it’ll get better. it always does, have faith.
Love yourself. Make peace with who you are and where you are at this moment in time. Listen to your heart. If you can’t hear what it’s saying in this noisy world, make time for yourself. Enjoy your own company. Let your mind wander among the stars. Try. Take chances. Make mistakes. Life can be messy and confusing at times, but it’s also full of surprises. The next rock in your path might be a stepping-stone. Be happy. When you don’t have what you want, want what you have. Make do. That’s a well kept secret of contentment. There aren’t any shortcuts to tomorrow. You have to make your own way. To know where you’re going is only part of it. You need to know where you’ve been. And if you ever get lost, don’t worry. The people who love you will find you. Count on it. Life isn’t days and years, it’s what you do with the time and with all the goodness and grace that’s inside you. Make a beautiful life, the kind of life you deserve.
Everyone has those things that make them different…make them who they are.
sometimes its the things that make us vulnerable that we are remembered for.
i wanted to give everyone a little insight into who i am
how i think and why
i do the things i do.
Im super shady with my phone, not bc im avioiding you, but bc im terrified i wont say the right thing. I dont really ever think ive had a way with words.
I work all the time. This is perhaps another reason for the phone issue.
Im anxious. all the time. this would explain why i dont do surprises well.
Im not very good at being alone, but when i think about it, i never am. Those times i thought i was just taught me how to be myself.
I lack confidance, not sure of the reason, but im working on it. I make fun of myself to distract others, sometimes too much. but everday i learn to love myself a little more.
I have a constellation made of freckles, surrounded by quite a few more freckes. I wont say where it is, but its visible often. I like freckles, i think they add spunk.
I dream of the love just like in the movies….and ill keep looking til i find it. I want to still have butterflies when im 60, thinking how did i get so lucky. I used to think i would never find it, but i know i will.
I care what people think of me, I know i shouldnt but i do. I dont think anything will ever change that.
I cannot stand it when i think someone is mad at me; that being said i’m easy to put a guilt trip on. So please dont.
It terrifies me to think i dont know what i want to do with my life, but i know ill figure it out. Money isnt important. I dont want to have it made, I want to have to work hard for everything i have….appreciate it.
I never dreamed my life would be where it is now, but now that im here I wouldnt change it for the world.
I daydream often…too often. But i like where my mind takes me.
I like to sing, the song reflects my mood. Really music keeps me going. So if anyone has any good suggestions, im always open.
I am very optimistic. It keeps me smiling. Though i worry I know everything is working out the way it is supposed to.
I like to make others happy, it makes me happy. tell me all you want about how you cant please everyone and that only makes me do it more. It will happen.
I trust my instincts, though sometimes i cant tell what is instinct and what is wishes.
Hugs keep me going and love keeps me strong.
I will only look someone directly in the eyes if i trust them.
I have always wished for different color eyes, but lately i’ve realized mine are quite….me.
I am very content with the color of my hair, thats why i dont color it. Its not black, just to clear the record its dark brown.
I dont eat like i should.
My friends compose my pure existence. Without them i’d be so lost and scared. Im truely lucky to have them, and i have met the most amazing people