There will always be days where people are unreasonable, harsh, inconsiderate, and vengeful. There will be days where you will be tempted to think that the words they spit at you are starting to sound true. There will be days negativity seems easier than always trying to find the good and being thankful. There will be days people will try to make you feel that your fight for what is right is foolish and that your stand for God and His promises are a waste of your time. There will be days that people won’t have to try very hard at all to discourage you, because circumstances and trials do the job just as well. But #forthedays it is difficult to block out all the chaos and hurt around you, cling to this verse: BUT AS FOR ME, I will ALWAYS have hope. Remember, your hope is in Him, because He is unchanging. People around you and circumstances you’re dealing with may never change, but your hope isn’t in them. It’s in Jesus. It’s because of that, you can say “but as for ME.”
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#forthedays you wish the world cared a little bit more than it does, remember, just because people make you feel inadequate, doesn’t mean that you are. Don’t let the world make you sad, because it does an awful job at making you feel important. Be the change you want to see by speaking truth into the lives of others. People don’t go out of their way to build others up. Don’t be people.
It takes bravery to be genuine in this world. Stop caring about who you’ll impress. Impressions count little in comparison to being genuine.
Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.
—Martin Luther King Jr., Strength to Love (via quoted-books)
"Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that" // Martin Luther King Jr., Strength to Love
#forthedays you need to hear His voice.
I bet if you were put in a room of 10 people, each person would have a fear of something in their life. I’m not talking about childhood fears. Perhaps many wouldn’t be able to pinpoint what exactly it is they are afraid of. But I bet they could sure describe what their heart feels like every night when they’re trying to rid their mind by sleeping. I bet you could see it in their face when they’re around certain people. I bet you could hear it in their voice when they have to bring it up in conversation. I bet you could pick up on the anguish they feel when you see them swallow hard and they begin fidgeting with their hands. I bet you know what I’m talking about, because you do all those things too.
People always tell me that fear doesn’t exist. I don’t believe that. Everyone is scared of something. Everyone has voices they try to block out. Before you listen to them telling you that you’re crazy and need to just get over them, listen to me. Your fears are real, very real actually. But that doesn’t mean they’re from Jesus. I find myself unconsciously making fear into more than it is. I make it something it’s not and give it more credit than it deserves. I build it up and let it control me, even though it has NOTHING for me. It’s so easy to make it into the very thing that could destroy you: an idol. But the best part? When you said “yes” to Jesus and His calling for your life, those chains wrapped around your wrists were broken. That idol and those fears have NO control over your life. Every now and then, something may trigger a memory and that fear grabs a hold of your wrists again. You look down and can see the indent those chains once left. But they have no control over you anymore. Every time you say “no” to your fears, you’re saying “yes” to His kingdom. Jesus doesn’t need the big religious words and theological statements. Sometimes I think the best thing Jesus is waiting for us to say is “yes, Lord.” Lean in closer.
#forthedays a pep talk is needed.
I second guess myself a lot. I’m sure you do too. Your person promised they would change. They promised to be what you deserve, only to abandon every single promise they ever made. Your dream isn’t happening the way you hoped that it would. Because we all assume that our biggest dreams will take off over night, as if some magic happens when the world is asleep. We admit that dreams take time, but we don’t exactly allow our hopes to relish in that hard truth. You’ve hit a road block. You thought you were invincible, but now your dream seems impossible. I know you want to change so many things. I know you want to show the world the goodness of your Savior. I know you have creativity and unique talents to offer the world. I know you’re tired of being shot down. I know you’re tired of being discouraged and “not good enough” for someone or something. I know you ache to feel accomplished, admired, and loved. I feel all those desires and aches too. I think any human with a dream does. But we’re in this together. You know what our big step is going to be? Are you ready for it?
We’re going to keep fighting for it. We’re going to keep going for it. We’re going to let God pick us up, pick up the pieces He wants to use, and discard the ones that aren’t necessary for Him to use us for His glory. We’re going to keep chasing Him. We’re going to be the ones who didn’t let the world discourage us. We’re going to be the ones who didn’t let ONE person make us feel unloved. We’re not going to let the world tell us that following Jesus is pointless. Because we know what’s pointless — a life withOUT Him in it. Keep fighting. Every great story has adversity. You know how your story ends. Live a life and a dream that reflects that.
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