"Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else." Galatians 6:4 NLT You were not created to be measured against anyone else. You are a one-of-a-kind being. Your characteristics, your gifts and the story of … Continue reading Comparison Kills
You are worthy. And your worth does not decrease when other people are not able to see it. Your value does not lessen when you feel insecure, because your value is found in Christ. Your dreams do not become impossible the moment someone shoots them down, unless you decide you will no longer pursue them. Because faith without works is dead and if you're going to believe in God you must also believe you were created in His image and the desires He has given you will come to pass. That has to become your truth.
I like soulful music, good food & spending time with those I love. They usually like spending time with me as well. I'm an introvert and most people that meet me think I'm super quiet but I'm not. After about 3 years I usually open up (Totally kidding. I won't open up). I enjoy traveling and exploring new places. I can't wait to one day visit Kenya and ride through the safari on elephant-back - or mosquitos, whichever is bigger! I also enjoy writing, painting, cooking and long walks from my car to Chipotle.
Have you ever been afraid to try again because your past attempts didn't work out well? Are you trusting more in your track record than God, who has the power to move on your behalf?
Will you pursue purpose as long as its comfortable? Or will you follow the plans God has for you, no matter the cost? How far are you willing to go?
Recently a friend asked me, "How often do you go back and read the notes you've written from a message?" Unfortunately, not often enough. Of course, there are messages that really stick with me and spark a change in my life. But I had to ask myself, what is the point of writing notes if I don't turn back to them?
Many of us want more, but how can God bless you with more if you abuse what you have now? How can He trust you with big things if you can't refrain from impulse buying? You know, the cute pair of shoes on sale at Target - definitely weren't on your grocery list.
We will experience trials and sorrows here on earth (John 16:33), but we don't have to go through them alone. I am so thankful that even in complete chaos, I can run to my safe place - Jesus. God desires for us to run to Him, to depend on Him for clarity and consistency.
"Starting a quarrel is like opening a floodgate, so stop before a dispute breaks out." Proverbs 17:14 (NLT) Over the past few years, I have not been involved in many full-blown arguments. Have I had disagreements? Absolutely. But those conversations that end in tears, hurtful words and regret have become extremely rare. For one, I've … Continue reading 31 Days of Proverbs: Day 17
The delivery of your words has a direct impact on how your message is received. You hold so much power in the words you speak. The Bible even compares the tongue to a small spark that can set a forest on fire.