“Faith doesn’t mean denying that there are hard times going on in your life. It means choosing to look and see what God is doing in the midst of those hard times. We aren’t called to live in denial. We’re called to live in the firm knowledge that God is bigger than the challenges that we face, and is always at work putting together the absolute best for us, no matter how it looks.”—Jed Brewer (via jedbrewer)
Convenience is such a fallacy. Convenient is mediocrity. The 21st century pop culture society has led us to believe that living in a convenient existence meets the standard of living. Truth be told, it doesn’t even meet the status quo.
Be uncomfortable. Our comfort zones just gives temporary relief with no direction. Friction produces fire.
And if you need to take a break, don’t take or do what’s “convenient” but REST.
Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forgive the ones who don’t just because you can. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Take a few minutes to think before you act when you’re mad. Forgive quickly. God never said life would be easy. He just promised it would be worth it.
“We think we’re so utterly alien to God, barely dealing with Him at all. But God doesn’t see it that way. He says, ‘I’m the vine, you’re the branch’. We are one with God. We draw what we need from Him. Apart from Him we can do nothing. Apart form Him we are nothing. In Him we live and move and have our being. Can you feel the joy of being hidden in God?”—Unka Glen (unkaglen.tumblr.com)