I want a relationship where they know of us, but nothing about us.
When you make a mistake, unfortunately, the critics and naysayers come out of the woodwork. People will tell you, “You’re all washed up. It’s too late.” If you wear that label, it will keep you from the amazing future God has in store. God says, “My mercy is bigger than any mistake.” God says, “I can still get you to your destiny.” God says, “I will give you beauty for those ashes. I’ll pay you back double for the unfair things that have happened.” You wouldn’t be alive unless God had another victory in your future. Why don’t you take off the “washed up” label? Take off the “failure,” “guilty,” “condemned” labels and put on some new labels: redeemed, restored, forgiven, bright future, new beginning.
Always remember, you have been made in the image of Almighty God. God did not make any mistakes. You are the perfect size. You have the right personality, the right gifts, the right looks, the right skin color. You are not an accident. God designed you precisely for the race that is laid out for you. You are fully equipped for this life, and His mercy is greater than any mistake you could make. Embrace the truth and the victory He has in store for your future!
If it is important to you, you will find a way. If it’s not, you’ll find an excuse.
Never, ever, ever give up on yourself.
keep good people around you, they don’t come around too often. let your friends know you care, never take those relationships for granted.
What hurts you today, makes you stronger tomorrow…
I don’t want just words. If that’s all you have for me, you’d better go.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (via feellng)