"The secret to joy is to keep seeking God where we doubt He is."

Ann Voskamp (via proverbs31v25)

(Source: proverbs31v25, via unconquerablefaith)

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Something I’m learning more and more as I get older is that if you want to get anywhere in your life you truly have to stop making excuses for yourself. This can be especially hard when you’re so unhappy with where you are; it’s easy to find reasons to keep yourself from putting in the effort it takes to change.
There are so many days I want to sit around and wish my way into a different scenario, but that alone won’t do it. I have to make phone calls. I have to get help. I have to line myself up for success even if it takes [so much] time.

I’m probably going to have to move back home for a few months soon. Everything in me has been afraid that if that happens, I will get stuck there. The truth is, I will if I keep making excuses because it is so hard to get everything worked out. It is hard, that’s not an excuse, but it’s not impossible.

And the discomfort it’s taking and will continue to take to change is not worse than staying the same anymore. I’m done with excuses and giving myself reasons to doubt. I can do this, because after all, the Spirit of God is with me, it’s in me. Where is room for lack of movement? It sounds cliche’ sometimes but He didn’t bring me this far to leave me, and I can do all things through Him who strengthens me because He says I can.

I’m choosing to believe that.
I’m choosing to persevere,
day by day.

@3 days ago with 2 notes
#personal #a day at a time #no excuses #it really is a conscious choice and effort daily 
@5 days ago with 98398 notes

"Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory,
for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!"

Psalm 115:1
@6 days ago with 3 notes
#ESV 

"Solitude with God repairs the damage done by the fret and noise and clamor of the world."

Oswald Chambers (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

(Source: themountainlaurel, via calmthissea)

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"He who grows in grace remembers that he is but dust, and he therefore does not expect his fellow Christians to be anything more. He overlooks ten thousand of their faults, because he knows his God overlooks twenty thousand in his own case. He does not expect perfection in the creature, and, therefore, he is not disappointed when he does not find it."

Charles H. Spurgeon   (via a-quiline)

(Source: crosspreacher, via a-quiline)

@5 days ago with 3187 notes

"You cannot obtain the fruits of the spirit by pursuing the fruit, you must allow God to produce the fruit within you."

@5 days ago with 631 notes

One of the worst feelings by far is not knowing where you’re going to live, and running out of options and time.

If you all could pray for my living situation, it would be much appreciated.

@6 days ago with 5 notes
#personal #prayer request