Opportunities are as endless as the stars. Look at them all and then reach for the sky.
Fill your dreams and life with happiness.
Ephesians 5:15-17 NIV Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.
Fears; the reality in life. Everyone has fears; be it large or small; they are fears, and they are real.
For many; they are able to overcome them and move forward, and some are not able to and feel trapped by them.
Some are huge, and some so small, but so real to people, that they seem enormous. They become engulfed, and at times paralyzed, unable to function because of them, becoming a victim to them.
For most, fears are not so large; in fact they are so small, that it is a matter of choice than fear. The fear develops because of self-doubt, hesitation, and a sense of failing.
Fears can be as simple as passing a test, speaking to a group, or even stepping out of your comfort zone. Regardless of what they are, they are there; in your face; ready to stop you at a moments notice.
Facing your fears and meeting them head on is the key. Seeking help when it seems to be bigger than you are. Chiseling away at them a little at a time. Overcoming the smaller ones, builds confidence to overcome the larger ones.
Face your fears and find freedom in your life.
Isaiah 41:10 NIV So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
The race; the epic battle of the tortoise and the hare. The timeless fable of an overconfident hare that was sure it could beat the slow moving tortoise.
While the story seems to be about the race; it is a metaphor about life.
Life is like a race; realistically, a marathon. It has a beginning and an end, with a lot of distance in between. So many things can happen along the way; obstacles can pop up, staying focused, pushing yourself when you hit the wall, and pacing yourself to finish.
Rushing to the end and trying to have, and accomplish everything in life is not always the important part of the race. Slow and steady, enjoying the run and scenery along the way, will bring far more pleasures to life.
It is not important how you start the race; but how you run the race and finish it that matters. Enjoy the race of life and all that it offers.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; is one of the truest statements ever made.
Beauty is far deeper than outward appearances. Beauty is the heart, mind, and soul of a person. The compassion, love, caring, actions and understanding that makes a person beautiful.
The outward appearance is but a pretty shell that changes with time, but inner beauty lasts a lifetime. When one sees this inner beauty in a person and in their own self; it is then that one’s appreciation of true beauty shines.
Love yourself and others for the real beauty. Find the beauty in yourself. Find the beauty in everyone you meet. Find the beauty in the world.
1 Peter 3:4 NIV Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.
Passion is defined as an emotion, intense, driving, overpowering feeling or conviction; strong affection or love; a strong liking or desire for or dedication to some activity or object of deep interest.
Many have something in their lives that they are very passionate about. It may be work, helping others, teaching, certain hobbies, beliefs, ministry, careers, cooking, working with kids and so many other areas.
Passions are deep and enjoyable desires that draw us deep into them and can be shared with others to learn and enjoy. In some cases a passion turns out to be a calling.
What is your passion? Do you share it with others? Does your passion make a positive impact on lives? Is your passion your calling? Will it bring glory to God? Are you doing what you are passionate about? Does your passion make you happy?
Your passion can change your life and the lives of others.
1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
There is always the one piece of fruit that can spoil all the rest.
It is usually the fruit at the bottom of the bowl, not seen, that ruins the rest of the good fruit. It must be removed before any other damage is done to the remaining good fruit.
People are much like fruit; one toxic person or thing can ruin so many around them. It is up to us to remove the toxic from our lives; so that we have a happy and healthy life that leads to a positive influence on others around us.
Matthew 7:18 NIV A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.
Galatians 5:22 NIV But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,