The man that is meant to love you will have a million questions about you, but none will ever ask your value.
The irony of rule followers is they often quote a lot of people that do not follow as many rules as they do.
When you can identify the insecurities inside the person that is hurting you then you can begin to heal. It isn't about you. It is about their past.
Make choices in life that don't leave people bitter, worse off or confused. Any choice that leads you to do this is a choice that didn't include God in the decision making process.
There are many things evil people can take from you. However, they can never steal your ability to laugh and laugh loud.
You can't be creative without criticism. If your life is without critics then maybe you are painting your life's masterpiece with only a broken brown crayon.
Never chase a person that doesn't know your worth because the moment you catch him you will always feel you were never good enough.
If you have to convince someone that you are their soulmate then you didn't realize the thousand other guys applying for the job.
When you love yourself you will never need closure from any man. That doesn't mean you didn't love him, it simply means you love yourself enough to realize God has a better plan for you that doesn't involve one more conversation that will remind you of that person's lack of respect for you.
Arrange your life in such a way that you don't make choices based on fear of God, instead of love of God.
God created philosophy for all the intellects that got bored of hearing the same bible stories every Sunday.
You will know if you are on the right path when God directs your choices, not your spouse or significant other.
You will never develop courage if you don't stand in the middle of the battle afraid and pick up the sword anyways, to defend what is right. You might feel like you are outnumbered, but heroes always are.
Doing the right thing will never be the easy path of indifference -- - that will always be Satan's way.
You don't need to wait for God to show up, in order to be rescued from your bad situation. God has been trying to get your attention for a really long time.
Grace will meet you in the valley, and her song will carry you home on the wind to another sky filled with ethereal beauty unfolding and love everlasting.
We add caveats to prayers like seasoning to bad sauce. We hope for something else or something more, but we forget. Sometimes life isn't the pleasure of the taste, rather the nutrition we get from it.
The only person worth risking everything for is the one person that would never let you risk everything for.
If you're treating people poorly then you're not emulating God's love. God always resides with the broken hearted.
The irony of Christianity is that believers get so angry, and self righteous toward other Christians who sin differently than they do. Christianity is like one large fraternity where brother and sisterhood is tested by hazing.
Anyone can have a friend, but the one that would walk in a storm to find you is all you will ever need.
Why would you ever premedicate honesty? To hesitate is to overthink how you feel. A blurted out answer is usually the most genuine.
You can change the place you live, your clothes, your interests, your friends, your religion and even your partner. However, if you forgot to change your mind, attitude, beliefs about the world, how you treat people and how you plan to be different this time around, why did you even bother?
You will never change, unless you are honest with yourself or you are forced to be authentic by someone that was honest with him or herself.
Each of us has empty spaces in our heart that go through life being filled temporarily, by the various people we meet along the way. The trick is to find what needs to remain permanently filled in our soul and what needs to be filled occasionally through encounters.
You must do what you need to do to survive, but you will never survive your own heart if you don't also make it a need.
We are all lies waiting for the day when we will break free from our cocoon and become the beautiful truth we waited for.
Don't ever let your spouse or partner blame an outside person or persons for the ruin of your relationship or their past relationships. If two people are committed to one another then no one can change that.
The definition of hell is two people in a relationship that is starved for love and unable to fulfill that need.
When you have a grasp on eternity your eyes won't ever see the battle or the lost people that hurt you. You will see a beautiful story of hope, in every character. It is not one person god loves. He loves us all and this is his story, our story and theirs.
Sometimes you only get one chance to rewrite the qualities of the character you played in a person's life story. Always take it. Never let the world read the wrong version of you.
Dignity is never silent. It has a voice, heart and soul. Truth and courage is its foundation. It will stand against the masses and speak the truth. Because every great person has always done what others found fear in doing.
You will never find peace when the need you cling to is not the want you desire. But when does a want become a need... when it is all you think about?
I am convinced that the jealous, the angry, the bitter and the egotistical are the first to race to the top of mountains. A confident person enjoys the journey, the people they meet along the way and sees life not as a competition.
Apathetic people sit back and wait for things to get better before they move. Radical people make things get better, by how they move.
It is not love that keeps us stuck in the past. Love fades over time. What introspective hearts seek is simply unanswered questions about why terrible things can happen to very good people. Closure never comes from reflection. It only comes from God's guidance and promptings.
God doesn't hand you an easy life because you will grow in it. He hands you a dream with hurdles, obstacles, setbacks, battles and challenges because he knows the real you is at the finishing line.
We are chained by our own control. Life is nothing more than finding the key that unlocks every part of our soul.
Your enemies don't have a chance when your spirit knows how to run, swim and fly beyond the evil they carry within them.
The victory is not to change the mind of the critic; it is to evaluate what you can learn and discard, yet still walk away with peace in your heart.
You don't walk away to prove your worth. You walk away because you allowed someone else to dictate your value and you found yourself believing it.
The greatest work you will ever do is charity; the most divine work you will ever do will be changing people's perception of God, while you're doing charity.
Truth was never meant to make you comfortable, unless you stand in the middle of it with acceptance.
There are 613,806,639 men in the world. Statistically, God has got you covered! So, never worry about one person not caring about you. Someone up to the challenge will always take his place.
The most important journey you will take in your life will usually be the one of self transformation. Often, this is the scariest because it requires the greatest changes, in your life.
Don't talk yourself into falling in love with someone. Either, you are in love or you are not. True love is not a choice. It is something you know in your heart when all guilt, doubt and fear are removed.
The only way you will ever be free is when you decide you have had enough of living up to the standards other people force upon you through shame. Never wear their chains of judgment when they can't break free of their own.
The mind knows the truth when your heart denies what it feels. When you don't feel safe to let people in it is because you're not ready to deal with the pain of honesty.
Happiness depends less on what happens to us and more on how we view the past positively, enjoy the moment and create the future.
Have you ever considered that you shouldn't pray for God to deliver you from your enemies, rather deliver you from yourself so you can not hate them?
If your children know who God is they will know who they are, regardless of where you or they call home.
God never ends anything on a negative; God always ends on a positive. Because what is negative about going home?
Marriage is what you make of it, and God has many versions of what that looks like based on what different souls need, in order to grow.
Sometimes, when we pray for miracles what we are really praying for is God to do the work that we are too afraid to take action about. Often, the miracle resides in us and we need to simply be all in, rather than standing on the fence waiting.
Don't beg for approval or expect respect. Respect comes from within and your choice to allow people to take it from you, by how you teach them to treat you.
When you are standing in the middle of a storm you have two choices: Pray to God that it goes away. Or, start praying to God that he gives you the wisdom to figure out why you're standing in the middle of a storm.
Nowhere in the bible did it say, Only show compassion and empathy to those you can trust. If we did that, we would be burying homeless people every day.
Your expectations of other people should never be greater than what you expect of God. Why is it that you can patiently wait for him to make your life better, but you won't consider he is patiently waiting for you to be better?
It is not your beauty, success or money that should define you; neither should your church calling, your charitable contributions or talents. Humility is the cornerstone of character, by which God judges our truth worth, and wisdom is the door he opens when we use it.
There are so many battles worth fighting for. The ones not worth fighting are the insecure battles that rage in another person's mind.
The purpose of any charity is simply to turn people's mirrors into windows. An outward view of the world's needs are vast in comparison to an inward one.
It is not a person or situation that affects your life; it is the meaning you give to that person or situation, which influences your emotions and actions. Your choice is to change the meaning you gave it or to change your response, in order to create the outcome you want.
They say there is six degrees of separation between you and another person. However, when people are praying for you there are only two degrees.
God will shout during your storms, whisper during your sunshine and sing during the rarest rainbows you will encounter.
When you settle for anything short of the best life God wants to offer you, then you have been tempted to remain safe and the accountability for not changing your life becomes your prison of regret.
Happiness is not intelligence. You can be in a group of happy people, but they may be miles off course.
You will always feel insignificant if you never do anything to change the world or another person's life, other than your own.
If you hold onto a man hoping someone else won't get them you have learned how to be desperate, not wise.
People seldom change. Only their masks do. It is only our perception of them and the perception they have of themselves that actually change.
Every adventure requires a compass, curiosity, a journey, a creative mind and someone willing to play.
Control doesn't validate love; it validates the nonexistence of trust and the painful unwillingness to accept the truth.
Sometimes taking a leap faith requires an imaginative mind that can create the ending you are unable to see.
It is not through fighting the opposition that will win you dignity. It is when you fight the fear in yourself that asks you why you don't feel you have it, regardless if you win or lose.
In a world where very few people care if you live or die, there is a light that shines in the distance. It has a name that they call hope and it carries with it people that never stop caring. They learned long ago that extending mercy was not a choice, but a place where God lives.
Don't waste your time being what someone wants you to become, in order to feed their list of rules, boundaries and insecurities. Find your tribe. They will allow you to be you, while you dance in the rain.
When God has a mission for you to complete he will give you the intelligence, talents and resources to complete the job. He will also give you an army of people to protect you.
Not every person wants the prettiest, smartest, talented or spiritually uplifting person to build a life with. Sometimes we just want that special someone that makes sense, puts up with us, has patience, comes without drama, gives us focus and is willing to run with our half-baked ideas.
Anyone can plot a course with a map or compass; but without a sense of who you are, you will never know if you're already home.
You can never kill the spirit of an artist. They will always rewrite their resurrection and paint an eternal sunset with a blaze of orange that no one has seen before.
When you lower the definition of success to such a level that any person can reach it, you don't teach people to have big dreams; instead you inspirit mediocrity and nurture people's inadequacies.
Never keep your brain so full that people's opinions take up every pew in your mind, and truth has to be born again before it is believed.
Sometimes what a person expresses in their eyes is more than all the books you could read on suffering.
God's warriors don't avoid conflict. They fight through it with communication and a positive outlook.
You can't fight hatred with hatred and expect anyone to listen to you. You can only try to lessen it with humor, wit, truth and commonsense. If that doesn't work run like hell, while they throw rocks at you.
You can be bit in the leg by a rattlesnake and seek help to heal your wound, or you can run after it and let the poison take your leg. The same is true with love.
Never sever ties with a family member you once loved. Each of you might be on different spiritual paths, but both trails are leading you home.
When you don't have honesty in love then there is no communication. Honesty is improvisation of the heart; anything less is a well thought out and rehearsed script.
Don't be so caught up in the noble cause of responsibility that you lose your passion for who you are living for.
Blame doesn't empower you. It keeps you stuck in a place you don't want to be because you don't want to make the temporary, but painful decision, to be responsible for the outcome of your own life's happiness.
The most common lie you will ever tell God is your opportunity to do the right thing was taken from you.
It doesn't matter how much you have in common with someone, how much you could help them spiritually grow, or even how much you love them. If you can't help feed their most important need then you will always be pouring water into a well that can't stay full on its own.
Small people will find your flaw and make it huge; big people will find your flaw and block it out completely, by sitting next to you. Therefore, hang out with big people.:).
No matter how many sins you make or how slow you travel back toward God's valley, you are still way ahead of a person who never made a mistake and doesn't know what it is like to climb out of a pit of shame and rise above their temptations.
You didn't choose God. He chose you. When you stop feeling hurt by everyone and plotting your comeback, he has some very important things he wants you to accomplish with your life.
You can rationalize anything, but that is not total honesty, only your version of it based on your upbringing and experiences outside of everyone else's reality.
There is nothing spiritual about a marriage that uses guilt, blame, shame or religious manipulations to keep a relationship together.
There are many types of marriage relationships and all of them can work, but none is sadder than the one that doesn't represent peace in your heart.