Tag Archives: God

The Journey of Life

“It’s good to work hard, but you’ve got to learn how to play hard, too, so that you can stay in balance. I heard somebody say, “It’s not that life is so short, it’s that we wait so long to begin living.” If we want to truly enjoy the journey of life, we have to take time to stop and smell the roses. Do you appreciate the people you love? Do you hug your children before you leave each day and give your spouse a kiss? When was the last time you called your parents to tell them how much you love them? That’s how we can enjoy the journey.” – Joel Osteen

Your Best Destiny

“That “something” you seek is God’s best life for you. It is what you dream about in the corners of your imagination. It is everything good and right for you and your future. It is what I call your best destiny, and it means being the best you that you can possibly be. Your destiny is within your reach if you are willing to risk a few steps into the unknown.” -Wintley Phipps

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Being Fully and Passionately Yourself

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“Imagine how life would be for you if you knew that you were already perfectly wonderful and incredible just the way you are in your true self? What if you could separate out the flawed, wounded, programmed part of you — the part you created to help you survive pain — from the magnificent part of you that God created. What if you could see that your ego-wounded self — with all your fears and protections and ways of trying to have control over getting love and avoiding pain — is not who you are. Then, instead of perfectionism being your guiding light, being fully and passionately yourself becomes your guiding light! I assure you, this is a much easier way to live!” – Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Good Enough

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“Who do you think you are not? Do you not think that you are the joy and the light of the world – your world? Do you not think that you are the one that you have been waiting for? The one who will show up in all of your glory and offer to you all that you could possibly need or want or desire. Just who do you think you are not? Are you not the one who has been there for you holding you up pushing you on encouraging you applauding you? Who did that for you, if not you? Who was there when you cried and ached and believed in the depths of your being that you could not, you simply would not make it through another day – you said “oh yes you will”. And you gave whatever was needed whenever it was needed to get you back on track. Who do you think is responsible for how you are growing, how you have grown, all that you have learned and grasped and now understand and realize. Which has put a new song in your heart as you walk on a new path. Just who do you think you are not? And why isn’t being who you are as a child of God good enough for you if it’s good enough for God.” – Iyanla Vanzant

A Life that Sizzles and Pops

A Life That Sizzles and Pops

“I want a life that sizzles and pops and makes me laugh out loud. And I don’t want to get to the end, or to tomorrow, even, and realize that my life is a collection of meetings and pop cans and errands and receipts and dirty dishes. I want to eat cold tangerines and sing out loud in the car with the windows open and wear pink shoes and stay up all night laughing and paint my walls the exact color of the sky right now. I want to sleep hard on clean white sheets and throw parties and eat ripe tomatoes and read books so good they make me jump up and down, and I want my everyday to make God belly laugh, glad that he gave life to someone who loves the gift.” — Shauna Niequist

 Pay Attention

“You may be living under the illusion that when God ignites great things in your life, He’ll announce it with a big bang.  He might. It’s more likely that He won’t. So stop waiting around for the big bang.  Pay attention to the subtle clues and the still, small voice. God lives in that place too.”  – Steven Furtick