You needed to get knocked down, hard, to know how capable you were of getting back up.
Every single person has a story to tell. Whether we’ve come from humble beginnings, fallen down, lost our way, struggled with debt, or faced the unbearable—we all carry baggage from our past—and we all find a way to fight through, to push on.
Arm yourself with God’s grace, with His passion, love, and strength. Wear His truth like armor, and go light the world.
Who we are as people is not comprised of the negative pieces of our lives, but the positive. By the ways we’ve stood back up after being pushed down, risen after falling. By the way we’ve continued, and never given up.
Following God is not a competition, not a fleeting pleasure, not something that can negatively consume you and leave you empty, and still longing to be filled.
Faith is not conditional, not something that changes when the world doesn’t go your way. Faith has a foundation—so build yours in Him and don’t let it be shaken.
We forget that every day we’re lifting our head from the pillow counts as something. We forget how strong we truly are.
Because the laughter, the drive, the soul, the person you are cannot be replicated.
Let God fill your emptiness. Let His love overflow you, overwhelm you.
We spend so much time getting ready for this future, stressing over what hasn’t happened, and setting plans for what’s next that we forget to live in the moment. We forget to celebrate how far we’ve come. We forget that life isn’t always going to unfold how we want it to—but maybe that’s the most beautiful part.