YOU HAVE A VOICE.
I don’t know what I’m doing.
And you need to let it be heard. Not for the sake of your own ego. But for the name of Jesus.
Your voice is more powerful and meaningful than you are being led to believe.
Why does the right thing always seem the hardest. It actually gets furiously annoying, to the point where you question whether you are actually doing the right thing anymore. I am in the midst of the biggest life lesson of patience ever - I thank God for it, but I would love something now… however small.
I will be giving away one 16x20in print of the picture above, Fog Sweeps the City.
I took this in Chicago back in March, and I still love it. All you have to do to enter the drawing is reblog this post! I will not enter likes, and multiple reblogs will be counted as one. I will ship it anywhere, and it will be no cost to you! I actually have the print in my room right now, and it looks absolutely beautiful. This print will also be for sale after the giveaway for $25+shipping.
I will choose a winner on Valentine’s Day.
(Source: noahsiano, via im-a-lover-of-life)
Do not EVER take irrational arguments from friends or family at face value.
I have waited years, and I’ll wait years more.
There is almost always a deeper [unrelated] reason why they are behaving like that. Understand them. Do not fight them.
Choosing to be “real” over being “liked” will not be the safest thing you do today. But it might be the most rewarding. Letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are is one of the most courageous battles that we’ll ever fight.
Sometimes I wonder whether major life decisions I make are right — who doesn’t? Sometimes I wonder if I base my decisions on too much cautious planning; an effort to delay progress. Are my decisions merely perfectionism not wanting to give in to this fallen world. Is fear the centre of all that drives me. Do I know what I’m doing. Am I doing the right thing based on knowledge or do I have a heart.
I would question the morality of my everyday actions, but I would be living a lie - one that most believe not to be. I do not wish to be measured upon the scales of culture. I do not wish for this world to dictate my every whim - yet it is what my heart so desires, treacherously. A desperate hand for love and affection - the only thing I’ve ever wanted.
But, if given to me, what would I find. A lie - another lie. Approval would come, success would follow - only for a moment. For the love from this world is shallow, if anything at all. Leading me through the darkness - forever finding my feet - I would chase myself into the man I swore against.
Only one has unconditional love, that lasts forever - and until that day comes when it shall cease, I will look to Him in everything I do.
Life is actually insanely nuts right now. Major family issues that should have been sorted years ago (in fact, they should have never happened) are still lingering around.
Amazing lifelong dreams seem to keep getting shut down in my face. I’m so uncertain of what my future is going to be like. With the amount of energy and time I’ve put into carefully planning over the years, it honestly scares me to death that things aren’t going to turn out how I believed they would.
What I do know is that I have a God who works all things together for those who are obedient to his call and his purpose. As we make it our business to obey god, we must also leave God’s business in his capable hands.