Everyone is at a different point in their journey. Some days you’re going to feel as if there is nothing you can do in order to help someone. But people forget, the best way to help someone is by NOT giving up or giving in to the discouraging voice saying that your life doesn’t matter. Stay. Do what you can. Trust that God will do the rest.
Forgiveness is the oil of relationships.
—Josh McDowell (via thugnation)
There is power in a commitment. When you make a commitment to someone or something, you’re not saying, “I’ll do this if I feel like it,” or “I’ll do it if it’s easy.” Instead, you’re saying, “I’ll do it whether I feel like it or not.” “I’ll do it even if it’s hard.
—Josh McDowell (via a-little-bit-of-that)
The best way to overcome fear (or any challenging emotion for that matter) is to mentally list everything you’re grateful for. Change your focus. Works every time. Regardless of yesterday, last week, last month, or last year, you get to start fresh today. Start fresh by appreciating the small stuff.
It is easy to love those who live far away. It is not always easy to love those who live right next to us. It is easier to offer a dish of rice to meet the hunger of a needy person than to comfort the loneliness and the anguish of someone in our own home who does not feel loved.
My ulterior motive with everything is always coffee.