My personal quotes on writing:
Everything is a rough draft until you hit ‘send’.
Just as I am, likewise, a rough draft.
Always room for editing, until one day when I am ‘sent’ to Heaven!
God is the greatest author ever known to mankind- the Author and perfector of our faith!
He’s also a pretty great illustrator too!
Having the Holy Spirit is like having spell check on the inside-
When we do something wrong, the Holy Spirit underlines it in red,
letting you know there’s a mistake that needs to be corrected.
More Quotes from people a little more known…
“Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.”
“Seven days without laughter make one weak.”
“Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.”
“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”
“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things
-Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890)-
“A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”
-Walter Bagehot (1826-1977)-
“The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.”
-Robert H. Schuller-
“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”
-Albert Einstein (1879-1955)-
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
-Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)-
“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”
-Carl W. Buechner-
“To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice.”
-Confucius (B.C. 551-479)-
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” -Confucius (B.C. 551-479)-
“Don’t be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin.” -Grace Hansen-
“The angels fly, because they take themselves lightly.”
Gilbert Keith “G.K.” Chesterton (1874-1936)-
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at
the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.”
“Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen,
but give us the determination to make the right things happen.”
“Listen to your mother! How many times have I told you that? Why won’t you listen? I just told you that! You did not just make that mess?” Sound like anyone you know? Perhaps you? Sometimes I feel like I’ve said something over and over and it’s still not getting through. I wonder how many times God feels like this with us? I wonder if He’s thinking, didn’t I just ask you to do this? Didn’t I already tell you that? Uh oh. Looks like you’ve made a mess. Although, the Lord is much more gracious with us than we can be towards our own children at times. I am so thankful that God has left us with His Word, yet If we don’t read it and meditate on it then we won’t really know what He asks of us or even what He thinks about us.
My friend and I were talking the other day about our thoughts. How many times have we said things like, “This is just too hard” or “There is no way I can do all of this” or “I just don’t think I can do one more thing”. What’s happening here? We are speaking negativity into our spirit man. What do you suppose would happen if every time we had a negative thought, we ran to Gods Word to see what He thinks about it. For example: “I just can’t do this”. Ok, God’s Word says I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. (reference) Ok, what about this one: “I just can’t do one more thing”, or I just feel so weak and tired. Psalms 28:7- the Lord is my strength and my shield. Or 2nd Cor. 12:10 When I am weak He is strong.
I have to tell you I have always thought myself to be a pretty positive person. I love to encourage others. It’s funny how sometimes we see ourselves with tinted glasses. I started listening to some of my self talk and I’m like, “where did this come from” or “did I just think that?” Because I will be the first to tell someone “you can so do this” or “never give up”. But what about in my thought life? Little stuff just creeps in my head like, no, that won’t work. Or have you ever done this- the doorbell rings and you catch yourself saying uh oh. Like get ready, someone wants something! You know, when you are kind of dreading something might happen. Or what about this. You look at the calendar and see that you have a super busy week ahead. Nothing bad, just busy. Already, your stomach begins to turn and your dreading what is to come. Instead of rejoicing in the many opportunities and saying bring it Lord, you’ve already began to fear them. Oh I just know I’m going to be tired. And the more you meditate on this the more your attitude becomes sour..and tired! How radical do you think our lives would change if we decided to line up our thoughts and our words and our actions to Gods word?
I encourage you to keep a notebook, I personally am huge on journaling. Every time you catch yourself thinking or mumbling or saying something negative, I dare you to go straight to Gods word. Write in your notebook the negative that was in your head and then write what Gods Word says about. Especially some of you that would never tell a soul, but have a negative self image. The next time you tell yourself nobody cares, go see what Gods word says about that. Or I’m fat. Hunny, you could never weigh any more or any less to make God love you any more than He already does at this very moment!! Or ‘I’m too this or I’m too that”. God doesn’t make mistakes. Look it up. It’s His Word. His Word is truth. His Word is powerful and His Word in your spirit will bring transformation in your life!
Don’t you just love to be around those people who walk in and light up a room? They are filled with peace and joy bubbling over. Not perfect, but there’s just something about them. I have a feeling it’s God’s Word. I mean just think about it. What if you walked around saying this scripture in your head- I am the head and not the tail. I am blessed going in and blessed coming out. I have the favor of God on my life. The Lord has anointed me for such a time as this. The joy of the Lord is my strength. I can do ALL things through Christ who gives me strength! I have a feeling you would be bubbling over too!
This week ask the Lord to show you thoughts that are not from Him. Write them down. Challenge those thoughts with Gods Word. The enemy seeks around like a roaring lion seeking who he may devour. Girlfriends, he will not have the opportunity to devour your life if you meditate on Gods words instead of believing the lies of the enemy. All I have to say is satan watch out, because Gods girls + Gods Word = Gods Power in your life!