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Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.
John 13:7 (via yesdarlingido)

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Pick something you aren’t just able to do; instead, pick something you feel like you were made to do and then do lots of that. You weren’t just an incredible idea that God never got around to making. The next step happened for the world when God dropped you on the planet. You’re here and I’m here. God decided to have us intersect history, not at just any time, but at this time. He made us to be good at a few things and bad at a couple others. He made us to love some things and not like others. Most of all, He made us to dream. We were meant to dream a lot. We’re not just a cosmic biology experiment that ended up working. We’re part of God’s much bigger plan for the whole world. Just like God’s Son arrived here, so did you. And after Jesus arrived, God whispered to all of humanity… “It’s your move.” Heaven’s been leaning over the rails in the same way ever since you got here, waiting to see what you’ll do with your life.
Bob Goff (via yesdarlingido)

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What an honor, and an adventure it is to get to know You.
T.B. LaBerge // The Novel of Us (via yesdarlingido)

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I hope you have the courage to pursue someone who is worth pursuing, and not someone who is convenient. Convenience is impatience disguised as your desires, you are worth more than what time has told you, you are worthy of finding someone who will wait for you; don’t settle for what is easy, settle for what is good.
T.B. LaBerge // Go Now (via yesdarlingido)

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Being both soft and strong is a combination very few have mastered.
Yasmin Mogahed (via yesdarlingido)

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I hear so many girls talking about the unspoken game that’s underneath all the interest and attraction with relationships, and this is what I tell them: Love should never be a game, so stop wasting your time and emotions trying to follow unspoken rules when you already know 1) who you are and 2) what you want. Those two things should be enough when it comes to a relationship. And if your authenticity pushes someone away, let them go because if you’re too much for them, they weren’t enough for you.

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Dear Women,

Summer is almost here, which means that us men are going to be forced to realize you have a body and skin and curves. This is very difficult for us men. We have to constantly be on guard against danger (and by “danger” I mean you). This is why I wish you knew that…

We are Visual
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I think about my life before Christ, how I used to live for myself and I would do good to look good and get good back.

I think about how something was always missing then, like I would find a particular interest and it would almost click but the edges wouldn’t catch and they’d just slide off the inside of my heart.

I think of how I objectified humans as blunt weapons for my secret dirty desires and planned out my next crime scene like an elaborate diorama: and all this to avoid the God who would speak to me at 3 am in the darkness when I couldn’t lie to myself about the futility of my deceit. I remember how the ceiling fan would accuse me of guilt with its every cut into the sides of my lying mouth.

I think of those moments when the veil of shallow shadow-living was lifted for a blinding second, and my reality was torn open to the idea of a Creator and how there must be more than just collecting toys to build an empire until I die. It was only a glimpse, but everything else around it would be sterile and insignificant in comparison. I remember the drawstrings of my cold protective fortress being tugged by gentle hands that plunged through my lungs, never too sharp, but just enough to know there was something else about this life that life was not telling me, that a cosmic problem existed with a solution that would click as easily as a key in butter.

I think of how even though I ran from Him — God still literally loved me to death and afflicted my selfish emptiness with a love that cost the blood of His only son.

I asked myself then, “Is it possible to miss someone you never knew about?” Because before I knew Him, I knew Him, and I dearly missed Him, if only in dreams and whispers and longings I could hardly stand to utter. I was terrified to discover that life wasn’t about me. I was scared to find my Maker — but He found me, and now I cannot go back. I don’t ever want to. I cannot imagine any other way without Him, and He does not imagine His story without me.

J.S. (via jspark3000)

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The common idea of divining God’s will is either a pagan notion
that we Christians need to let go of or a mode of administration
that God no longer uses. God has given us a program of guidance
that involves getting to know Him through His Word and letting
Him shape our character, our hearts, and our desires. Then as we
know the mind of God we can live out His will. He expects us to
first draw close to Him, then allows for seeking wise counsel as
confirmation, or taking our circumstances into consideration and
using our own sound judgment to make a decision. He never calls
us in the New Testament to “seek His will,” but rather to seek
His kingdom and do His will. We ought to stamp out of our
vocabulary the non-biblical and misleading expression “finding
God’s will.” Rather than talk about “seeking the will of God,” we
ought to speak of following the guidance of God. This is not just
semantically different, since He is calling us to draw close to
Himself and to live holy lives. God’s will for us is that we be holy;
there is no mystery to His will. As for those questions about
changing jobs, getting married, going to school, and the like,
finding answers will require growing close to God.
Bruce K. Waltke. “Finding the Will of God: A Pagan Notion?” (via yesdarlingido)