i hit myself in the face with a car door and this is what resulted
Instead of saying “I don’t have time” try saying “it’s not a priority,” and see how that feels. Often, that’s a perfectly adequate explanation. I have time to iron my sheets, I just don’t want to. But other things are harder. Try it: “I’m not going to edit your résumé, sweetie, because it’s not a priority.” “I don’t go to the doctor because my health is not a priority.” If these phrases don’t sit well, that’s the point. Changing our language reminds us that time is a choice. If we don’t like how we’re spending an hour, we can choose differently.Unknown (via hislivingpoetry)
What good thing has insecurity ever given you? I guess it sometimes feels really humble and holy to think that you basically suck, but it’s time to get honest: that’s not what true humility is about. Insecurity wants pity, but you’re not pitiful. You are the beloved child of Almighty God. There’s nothing pitiful about you. God Himself made you, wanted you to be His very own, handcrafted an amazing plan for your very best and wants to use you in some incredible way to change the world forever. The truth is, you couldn’t get any more important that you are, right now.
Part of your insecurity comes from the fact that you can’t always see what the Lord is doing with your life. Things don’t always seem that amazing or world-changing and sometimes, it all kind of looks like a train wreck. You don’t know what God is up to and you don’t know what He sees in you. If you’re honest, sometimes you wish your life was more than it is or bigger than it is. Sometimes you wish that your impact was obvious and undeniable. Well, it may never be like that. In fact, God rarely works that way. He likes to keep His best work under cover, using people who seem to be small-time. That’s why Jesus said the last will be first. He is pleased to topple the balance of the world with servants and outcasts. He loves to confound the powerful and wise with the poor and the broken. He delights to use the weak and the feeble.
You don’t need to spend another day being insecure. It’s causing you so many problems and bringing so much unnecessary heartbreak. It’s time to graduate from insecurity. It’s time to walk away from it forever. This really comes down to a decision. Do you believe you are who Jesus says you are? Do you believe that the Son of God spilling His blood for you makes you the most important person in the history of the world, or do you think you also need to accomplish something big? Do you believe God wants to change the world using your life? Do you believe God? This is the moment you can decide to go ahead and completely believe what Jesus says about you. It’s up to you, and if you go down the road of total belief, you’ll be free and glad, knowing you’re loved, knowing your life matters and knowing (even when you can’t see it) that God is up to something huge through you.
Maybe prayer is more than firing off theologically correct descriptions. Maybe it’s a conversation with a person: an awesome person.J.S. from this post (via jspark3000)
Maybe it’s a long-distance phone call to the one who loves our very soul, regardless of how far we’ve gone.
It’s a reminder of our engagement to God before we meet Him face to face, a moment of vulnerability to discuss our daily struggle with the one who made us, a time of healing from all the hurt we see and suffer everyday.
Talking with Him, walking with Him.
When I think of prayer this way, I begin to miss Him. And when I pray to Him, even when I just messed up, those moments become the favorite moments of my life. Hanging out with God, basking in His goodness, soaking in His glory, two friends taking a walk on the beach and just talking.
Walk, don’t run.Rob Bell (via jspark3000)
Walk, don’t run.
Slow down, breathe deeply, and open your eyes because there’s a whole world right here within this one. The bush doesn’t suddenly catch on fire, it’s been burning the whole time. Moses is simply moving slowly enough to see it. And when he does, he takes off his sandals. Not because the ground has suddenly become holy, but because he’s just now becoming aware that the ground has been holy the whole time.
Efficiency is not God’s highest goal for your life,
neither is busyness,
or how many things you can get done in one day,
or even success.
which leads to seeing-
now that’s something.
That’s the invitation for every one of us today and every day, in every conversation, interaction, event, and moment: to walk, not run. And in doing so, to see a whole world right here within this one.
The fact that you’re struggling doesn’t make you a burden. It doesn’t make you unloveable or undesirable or undeserving of care. It doesn’t make you too much or too sensitive or too needy. It makes you human. Everyone struggles. Everyone has a difficult time coping, and at times, we all fall apart. During these times, we aren’t always easy to be around — and that’s okay. No one is easy to be around one hundred percent of the time. Yes, you may sometimes be unpleasant or difficult. And yes, you may sometimes do or say things that make the people around you feel helpless or sad. But those things aren’t all of who you are and they certainly don’t discount your worth as a human being. The truth is that you can be struggling and still be loved. You can be difficult and still be cared for. You can be less than perfect, and still be deserving of compassion and kindness.
Daniell Koepke (via hislivingpoetry)
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