Sunday, February 26, 2012

Perseverance

“What’s meant to be will always find its way.”




God has already planned out the lives that suit us best.  He didn't make any mistakes or cause any confusion.  He performed everything perfectly, but some things go way beyond our imagination and disable us to see what He sees.  This is a good thing because it teaches us to trust even when we can’t always see the outcome beforehand.  God knows what is meant to happen, and He will always come through with His promises.




“Never let the words of any human affect or stop you from achieving your highest.”



God planned for each one of us to experience success.  We all endure success, but not always in the same ways.  Sometimes, people are put in our path to build our faith and make it stronger, while others seek to tear it down.  If we avoid letting words affect our personal happiness, then we will continue to achieve our highest even when obstacles bounce to destroy all we have.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Strength


“When I am weak, then I am truly strong.”



I can’t ever imagine what it would be like to live in a world where poverty, hunger, abandon, and loneliness were the only parts of life I knew.  I always have trouble drawing the conclusion of suffering within that kind of life.  I will never know what that’s really like because I will probably never be in such a difficult position.  When we are forced into severely complex situations, we are also forced to develop qualities that we didn’t know lied within us.  We grow out of darkness and sprout new leaves of strength.



                                   

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.” John 1:5



                                      
      
God is light.  He polishes the sun and lets it shine on my world.  Sometimes, he polishes the moon and casts down shadows to bring me to personal conclusions.  Whenever He decides to cast down shadows, there will always be a perfectly good reason why.  I may not always understand, but the light will always break free from darkness, meaning that God will always know best, for He is a true light.

                                     

Saturday, February 18, 2012

A Walk by Faith

“Walk by faith, not by sight.”


     She walks with the weight of the world on her shoulders, yet she still displays enough confidence for others to gain her trust.  She stays true to what she believes in and remains strong during the times where there should be no strength left.  Most of all, she proves to be bold during the most awful experiences of life.


“Now faith is confidence in what we hope and assurance in what we do not see.”



This character is a figure who is highly admired, as many people yearn to have these characteristics within their personalities.  This appearance appeals to so many people because the girl described is an individual who walks by faith, not by sight.  She doesn't depend on what she sees to lead her through the waves of the world.  She knows that there is a God who loves her, and that is proof enough.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Future


"Every experience God gives us and every person He puts in our lives are the perfect preparations for a future that only He can see." (Corrie ten Boom)





God knows best.  He can see our whole lives right before His eyes at any given moment, and we are filled with great confusion.  All of the trials He puts us through are to make us stronger and prepare us for what lies ahead.  Sometimes, not all things work out in our favor, but God can see our WHOLE lives, and He understands what we could never even begin to imagine.  He has something amazing in store for us all if we just reach out and grab the "prize."  His love in our hearts is what that prize is made of.  Nothing can replace the unconditional love from the Lord as its value and worth sweep us away.  He can see the future, and knows how to prepare us for it.  That is why we shouldn't question His plan because He already has it all figured out!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Humility Builds Integrity


"It is our choices that show us who we truly are, far more than our abilities."









We can't all be good at everything.  I have recently been strongly encouraged to try lacrosse, and I have never had to be more humble.  My abilities in this sport are at a low level, and it is very hard for me to compete when I have no knowledge about it at all.  Above the pictures, the quote explains that our choices measure us greater than our abilities.  As long as we try, then we will be rewarded.  God didn't design for everyone to be good at everything.  He gave certain people different talents according to His plans for them.  He wants us to all help each other and build each other up through His name.  

"May you love abundantly, live abundantly, and leave a legacy rich with integrity."  (Lance Wubbels)

In order to leave a legacy, one must be humble while also being abundant with their treasures.  If one values things like money and objects, then integrity will end at a short path.  Although to value things like family, friends, love, and faith will ensure one a life so much more fulfilled with happiness and a greater legacy left behind.  If I respect my role models and learn from them, then I can understand why their legacy left such an impact in my life and develop the qualities that they implanted in my heart.  In conclusion, leaving a legacy takes work, but it is time well spent and will impact many people.