April 26, 2015

10 Things I Need To Remind Myself Of

not mine

~ 10 Things I Need To Remind Myself Of

~1. God is for you.
He is not working against you. He is not working apart from you. He adores
you...all of you.

~2. Pain is not weakness.
Wrestling with things does not make you a failure. You are free to struggle.

~3. Let them go.
Sometimes, you lose people, and it makes you cry. But then you've
got to say goodbye and move on. Let them go.

~4. You are not defined by what you look like.
When you find out what your character is, that is what will set you free
from the image you envision.

~5. Life is fleeting.
As is suffering, horror, and tragedy. These things will all pass, except for
your spirit. That won't fade. Tend to your spirit first.

~6. Your body is weak sometimes.
You are going to get hurt and tired, and you are going to need to rest.
Those around you will not be disappointed.
Those around you will accept your decision to heal.
Go sleep.
Do what you need to.

~7. Remember the eyes that watched you kindly.
Don't remember the scorn, or the rejection. See the loving glances, the summer eyes,
and the hands that held you.
These things will strengthen you.

~8. Your sin has been placed out of sight.
Our past no longer has the strength to haunt us. The Lord has taken it,
with an offering of blood. Receive that gift.

~9. Love takes a long time to grow.
Little girls and little boys know nothing of love. Let yourself age
first. Let yourself learn what love really is.

~10. Tomorrow will be your next adventure.
Never grow tired of life, darling.

xoxo

p.s. so i've got some exciting news coming uppp! (hint:presentsforyou) 






25 comments:

  1. Number 4. Definitely.
    Very motivating :)

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    1. Thank you, Nymisha! I really needed to hear that one too. :-D

      xoxo

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  2. Great advice. Number 7 resonated with me the most, thank you for it and the rest of them. :) I'm dying to know what the news is now. :')

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    1. OF COURSE. And I know, so exciting. *screem*

      xoxo

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  3. This is so inspiring! Thanks for the reminders:) <3 -Bethany!

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    1. You are so welcome! I think we all needed them. ♥

      xoxo

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  4. Pain isn't weakness at all, but now everyone seems to act like the two are co-existent things. Number 10 though, sometimes it makes me wonder how to tell the difference between living and existing, haha. ^.^

    xoxo Morning
    (P.S. Presents? I am so read for this!)

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    1. UGH IT'S SO TRUE. And yes, lots of deep thoughts came out of this list. I enjoyed making it so so much. ♥

      xoxo
      (mwhahaha)

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  5. WHAAAA PRESENTS FOR ME?????

    I don't know why but it always seems like you're talking directly to me. Which is often a good thing (you tell me things I need to hear) but when it's about presents then I get this sudden jolt of excitement and then I realize that you're talking to the whole of the number of your followers, WHICH MEANNNNNSSSSSSSSS that you are basically saying that there's probably going to be a giveaway and I have a 1/1037493 chance of winning. ;-)

    Whatever. XD

    In any case, this is an awesomesaucetastic list. And one thing I have been learning (and relearning and relearning) #8: Your sin has been placed out of sight. It was impressed on me last week at Bible study at my church that God doesn't just FORGIVE sins, He forgets them. However, it didn't really hit me hard until about two nights ago when I was feeling overcome with the weight of my transgressions and then suddenly I remembered--once we repent, our sins are as far as the east is from the west from us, and to God--they are forgotten. (Hebrews 8:12, Isaiah 43:25, Micah 7:19) This is such a relief! God is so good! How amazing it is that His mercies are made new every morning, and that we get a second chance, third, fourth, infinitieth chance, so long as we repent and turn once more to Him. It's crazy amazing. I just can't even.

    So <3 Thanks for another reminder. Because I need to hear it again and again and again.

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    1. AMENNNNNN. God is so good, always always.

      And since I don't have 1037493 followers, if there ever will be a giveaway, you will have better odds. Unless you never want me to tell you the odds. *mwah*

      BUT I LOVE YOU. ♥♥♥ And I'm glad you needed to hear this, because I did too.

      xoxo

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  6. These are things we SO need to be reminded of! We quickly forget these things so often. And i love how you said that you are not defined by what you look like. Even though it is important to show yourself presentable and it's not bad to care about your appearance, we must make sure that our pride doesn't come through...we were talking at youth group about that. When we are more concerned about how we look than we are concerned about other people, that can be pride. I had never thought about that before, because I've always thought of pride as thinking you are better than someone else.
    I don't know if what I typed made any sense, but whatever.
    And thank the Lord that He has forgiven us of sins! I think sometimes we don't realize how 1 sin in itself is attacking the character of God and His holiness. I think sometimes sin is something we joke about, and that causes us to not realize how much the Lord really does love us that he forgot ALL of those sins.
    This post was just wonderful.

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    1. Amen, sister!

      These are all such amazing thoughts. God is so good, and I'm glad that we can talk about it with such freedom and hope. ♥

      xoxo

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  7. #9... thanks for that reminder :)

    Molly Marie
    mollyslittlecorner.blogspot.com

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  8. Literally all of these speak to me <3
    "Tomorrow will be your next adventure"
    ahhh.

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  9. #1 really struck out to me. It's something I tend to forget much too often. All of these are beautiful reminders, Adelaide <3 A sincere thank you coming from this way.

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  10. #1 and #4 and #6 are words I needed to hear so badly this week.
    thank you thank you, for the lovely reminders xxx.

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  11. No.8 though. >>>

    Hey girl! Thanks for following me! You have such a cute little blog! ♥

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    1. Of course! Your blog is so brilliant...I couldn't even help myself. ♥

      xoxo

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  12. laughing at Hannah's comment forever. you guys are the best. ALSO THIS APPLIES NOW. lovies.

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be kind.

xx