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Relationships are not created to fill our voids. If we are looking for someone to fill a void, we are then loving them with expectation and condition and that can be confining. We are going into relationships to “get”, instead of to give. We are going into relationships for ourselves, instead of going into relationships for the sake of relationship. 
What we need to do is understand our value and worth as a person rather than depending on our partner for it. We need to be a whole person rather than looking for another to complete us.

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Relationships are not created to fill our voids. If we are looking for someone to fill a void, we are then loving them with expectation and condition and that can be confining. We are going into relationships to “get”, instead of to give. We are going into relationships for ourselves, instead of going into relationships for the sake of relationship. What we need to do is understand our value and worth as a person rather than depending on our partner for it. We need to be a whole person rather than looking for another to complete us. #relationshipgoals  #relationship101  #love  #itsnotaboutyou  #loveis  #outwardhound  #giving  #without  #expectation  #relationship  #mutual  #exchange  #reciprocity  #unpopulartruth  #about  #loving  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #qotd  #purposedriven  #encouragement  #motivation  #wisdom  #wordstoliveby 
Your love, your light, your conviction, your devotion, your grace, your generosity, your kindness...the world is far better after you, then it was before you. I’m a better person, just for knowing you. 
#day253 #love #notes #daily #affirmations #communication #challenge #reallife #married #relationship #chalkboard #art #memoirs #unpopularadvice #aboutloving #marriage #friendship #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #you #maketheworldabetterplace #imabetterperson #for #knowingyou #blessings
Your love, your light, your conviction, your devotion, your grace, your generosity, your kindness...the world is far better after you, then it was before you. I’m a better person, just for knowing you. #day253  #love  #notes  #daily  #affirmations  #communication  #challenge  #reallife  #married  #relationship  #chalkboard  #art  #memoirs  #unpopularadvice  #aboutloving  #marriage  #friendship  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #you  #maketheworldabetterplace  #imabetterperson  #for  #knowingyou  #blessings 
Some people are hurting so bad you have to do more than preach a message to them. You have to BE a message to them.
GOD HAS GIVEN YOU A LIFE MESSAGE TO SHARE. 
When we became a believer, we also become God’s messenger. God wants to speak to the world through us. We may feel we don’t have anything to share, but that’s just the Devil trying to keep us silent. We have a storehouse of experiences that God wants to use bring others into His family. Someone needs you, your failures, your experiences, your wisdom in spite of these things. 
#someone #needs #your #story #yourmessisyourmessage #yourtestisyourtestimony #god #speaks #through #you #experience #failure #life #unpopulartruth #about #living #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #qotd #purposedriven #encouragement #motivation #wisdom #sharingiscaring
Some people are hurting so bad you have to do more than preach a message to them. You have to BE a message to them. GOD HAS GIVEN YOU A LIFE MESSAGE TO SHARE. When we became a believer, we also become God’s messenger. God wants to speak to the world through us. We may feel we don’t have anything to share, but that’s just the Devil trying to keep us silent. We have a storehouse of experiences that God wants to use bring others into His family. Someone needs you, your failures, your experiences, your wisdom in spite of these things. #someone  #needs  #your  #story  #yourmessisyourmessage  #yourtestisyourtestimony  #god  #speaks  #through  #you  #experience  #failure  #life  #unpopulartruth  #about  #living  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #qotd  #purposedriven  #encouragement  #motivation  #wisdom  #sharingiscaring 
YOU have more influence than you think you do. 
Every day we are a living example. 
We can stunt OR boost a person's growth indirectly. Someone is ALWAYS watching, paying attention to, OR even testing you...testing your limits, your boundaries, your morals, etc. Many people want to SEE for themselves, IF we are who we say we are, IF we are committed to those things we say we are, and IF our character actually aligns with the things we speak. Many people are searching for the good in others, secretly looking for hope or direction and even leading in hopes to improving their own lives. Sooooooooo... Your greatest achievement OR failure in this life, is never who you are or what you become...but rather IT'S WHAT OTHERS BECOME BECAUSE OF WHO WE ARE. 
#reality #influence #example #hope #growth #light #direction #unpopulartruth #about #living #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #picoftheday #photography #art #dallas #heritagevillage #oldcitypark #playdate #daddy #daughter #fall #autumn #leaves #purposedriven #blessing #encouragement #motivation #mydtd
YOU have more influence than you think you do. Every day we are a living example. We can stunt OR boost a person's growth indirectly. Someone is ALWAYS watching, paying attention to, OR even testing you...testing your limits, your boundaries, your morals, etc. Many people want to SEE for themselves, IF we are who we say we are, IF we are committed to those things we say we are, and IF our character actually aligns with the things we speak. Many people are searching for the good in others, secretly looking for hope or direction and even leading in hopes to improving their own lives. Sooooooooo... Your greatest achievement OR failure in this life, is never who you are or what you become...but rather IT'S WHAT OTHERS BECOME BECAUSE OF WHO WE ARE. #reality  #influence  #example  #hope  #growth  #light  #direction  #unpopulartruth  #about  #living  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #picoftheday  #photography  #art  #dallas  #heritagevillage  #oldcitypark  #playdate  #daddy  #daughter  #fall  #autumn  #leaves  #purposedriven  #blessing  #encouragement  #motivation  #mydtd 
God was like “That one’s gonna need someone real special, let me see what I can come up with!”...and Boom!!! He made you. 
Seriously though, God’s timing is perfect. What I didn’t know I needed, when I didn’t know I needed it. 
#day252 #love #notes #daily #affirmations #communication #challenge #reallife #married #relationship #chalkboard #art #memoirs #unpopularadvice #about #loving #marriage #friendship #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #boom #onlyoneyou #god #made #special #justforme #blessing
God was like “That one’s gonna need someone real special, let me see what I can come up with!”...and Boom!!! He made you. Seriously though, God’s timing is perfect. What I didn’t know I needed, when I didn’t know I needed it. #day252  #love  #notes  #daily  #affirmations  #communication  #challenge  #reallife  #married  #relationship  #chalkboard  #art  #memoirs  #unpopularadvice  #about  #loving  #marriage  #friendship  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #boom  #onlyoneyou  #god  #made  #special  #justforme  #blessing 
Nothing changes, if nothing changes. 
We can’t pray for change and do nothing towards it. 
If we want to change, we have to make the necessary steps towards it. 
All of us struggle with our selfish sin-nature,  that must be brought into submission.
Our response to the challenges life brings us is always more important than the actual event.
As Jesus and others said in the Bible many times, the point of life is to “OVERCOME” that which is painful and/or difficult. 
We cannot “overcome” by wishing/saying/thinking, but only by DOING. 
We get the inner strength to put these changes in motion through faith and prayer. 
#nothingchangesifnothingchanges #taketherisk #makethemove #change #putyourselfoutthere #befearless #becourageous #bestrong #havefaith #trustGod #trusttheprocess #growth #will #unpopulartruth #about #living #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #qotd #purposedriven #encouragement #motivation
Nothing changes, if nothing changes. We can’t pray for change and do nothing towards it. If we want to change, we have to make the necessary steps towards it. All of us struggle with our selfish sin-nature, that must be brought into submission. Our response to the challenges life brings us is always more important than the actual event. As Jesus and others said in the Bible many times, the point of life is to “OVERCOME” that which is painful and/or difficult. We cannot “overcome” by wishing/saying/thinking, but only by DOING. We get the inner strength to put these changes in motion through faith and prayer. #nothingchangesifnothingchanges  #taketherisk  #makethemove  #change  #putyourselfoutthere  #befearless  #becourageous  #bestrong  #havefaith  #trustGod  #trusttheprocess  #growth  #will  #unpopulartruth  #about  #living  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #qotd  #purposedriven  #encouragement  #motivation 
The strongest type of love, is the love that makes you most vulnerable...the humbling, goofy, embarrassing, mushy - but I don’t care what anyone thinks kind of love. 😘💕 #thestrongest #loveis #vulnerable #goofy #embarrassing #humbling #fearless #courageous #bold #good #whocares #mushy #kindoflove  #unpopulartruth #about #love #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #picoftheday #photography #art #kisses #purposedriven #encouragement #motivation
The strongest type of love, is the love that makes you most vulnerable...the humbling, goofy, embarrassing, mushy - but I don’t care what anyone thinks kind of love. 😘💕 #thestrongest  #loveis  #vulnerable  #goofy  #embarrassing  #humbling  #fearless  #courageous  #bold  #good  #whocares  #mushy  #kindoflove  #unpopulartruth  #about  #love  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #picoftheday  #photography  #art  #kisses  #purposedriven  #encouragement  #motivation 
God gave me the gift of you, so even though it’s your birthday, I really feel like it’s mine. 
#day251 #love #notes #daily #affirmations #communication #challenge #reallife #married #relationship #chalkboard #art #memoirs #unpopularadvice #aboutloving #marriage #friendship #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #happybirthday #you #godsgift #to #me #blessing
Love knows no distance, sees no boundaries, recognizes no limitations. Fear and obstacles mean nothing in the face of it. It breaks down walls, wipes out fear, revives our passion and awakens our charity towards one another. It is the very thing that brings transformation and restoration to an individual or situation. It is the thing that connects us and gives us hope. <3
Three things will last forever--faith, hope, and love--and the greatest of these is love. I Corinthians 13:13

#love #is #strong #limitless #fearless #bold #passionate #caring #affectionate #moving #stirring #inspiring #encouraging #motivating #giving #hopeful #faithful #amazing #godislove #unpopulartruth #about #loving #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #qotd
Love knows no distance, sees no boundaries, recognizes no limitations. Fear and obstacles mean nothing in the face of it. It breaks down walls, wipes out fear, revives our passion and awakens our charity towards one another. It is the very thing that brings transformation and restoration to an individual or situation. It is the thing that connects us and gives us hope. <3 Three things will last forever--faith, hope, and love--and the greatest of these is love. I Corinthians 13:13 #love  #is  #strong  #limitless  #fearless  #bold  #passionate  #caring  #affectionate  #moving  #stirring  #inspiring  #encouraging  #motivating  #giving  #hopeful  #faithful  #amazing  #godislove  #unpopulartruth  #about  #loving  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #qotd 
Don't believe the hype of social trends that encourage selfish behavior, and considers any form of humbleness a "weakness". That's where everyone is getting stuck. Generosity changes you.  Most people couple the word “generous” with “money”, when in all actuality, being generous is just about "giving"... whatever that may be to you, be it time, talent or treasure. People are in need of the intangibles, if not more than the tangibles. Some people just want a glimpse of hope, an encouraging word, a genuine smile. And some people are having such a hard time LIVING, they just simply want to feel human and be acknowledged. If you have a gift, a talent, a skill...using that to build up and encourage others will truly prosper you in some area in your life. Want to know what "inexplicable joy" feels like...give of yourself. The gift is in the giving. "A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed." (Proverbs 11:25)
#be #kind #giving #loving #give #blessings #people #need #you #unpopulartruth #about #life #hardtimes #struggle #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #qotd #instagood #message #purposedriven #encouragement #motivation
Don't believe the hype of social trends that encourage selfish behavior, and considers any form of humbleness a "weakness". That's where everyone is getting stuck. Generosity changes you. Most people couple the word “generous” with “money”, when in all actuality, being generous is just about "giving"... whatever that may be to you, be it time, talent or treasure. People are in need of the intangibles, if not more than the tangibles. Some people just want a glimpse of hope, an encouraging word, a genuine smile. And some people are having such a hard time LIVING, they just simply want to feel human and be acknowledged. If you have a gift, a talent, a skill...using that to build up and encourage others will truly prosper you in some area in your life. Want to know what "inexplicable joy" feels like...give of yourself. The gift is in the giving. "A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed." (Proverbs 11:25) #be  #kind  #giving  #loving  #give  #blessings  #people  #need  #you  #unpopulartruth  #about  #life  #hardtimes  #struggle  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #qotd  #instagood  #message  #purposedriven  #encouragement  #motivation 
Matthew 5:16 The Message (MSG)
14-16 “Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.
#day248 #love #notes #daily #affirmations #communication #challenge #reallife #married #relationship #chalkboard #art #memoirs #unpopularadvice #aboutloving # #marriage #friendship #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #purposedriven #encouragement #motivation
Matthew 5:16 The Message (MSG) 14-16 “Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven. #day248  #love  #notes  #daily  #affirmations  #communication  #challenge  #reallife  #married  #relationship  #chalkboard  #art  #memoirs  #unpopularadvice  #aboutloving  # #marriage  #friendship  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #purposedriven  #encouragement  #motivation 
So...
May the God of all hope fill you with all joy and peace that you may abound in all hope. ~ Romans 15:13

#lost #found #struggle #trials #faith #joy #peace #hope #God #providence #unpopulartruth #about #life #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #votd #instagood #purposedriven #encouragement #motivation
There are times in life where we don’t understand how we ended up where we are on our journey, and at that time the things we had hoped for seem non-existent or out of reach. 
I haven’t met a person yet, who was excited about or embraced a detour. Detours are nothing short of an inconvenience, they are longer than we would like, out of the way, and sometimes frustrating and discouraging. But detours are also very necessary. When you think about it, a detour is nothing more than an alternate, very inconvenient, route to get you to your ultimate destination. 
Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Paul and even the nation of Israel had to take detours. Detours that were used to move them out of one situation and into another for a much greater purpose. 
I can do nothing but be thankful for the detours I've encountered and the growth and encouragement that came from them. To know that what looks like a problem today, can actually be used by God to bring about His perfect plan tomorrow. 
Sometimes things in life break our spirits and steal our joys, and in those moments it is so easy for us to forget that God has a hand in every part of our lives. “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
#day247 #love #notes #daily #affirmations #communication #challenge #reallife #married #relationship #chalkboard #art #memoirs #unpopularadvice #aboutloving #dating #marriage #friendship #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #you #best #surprise
There are times in life where we don’t understand how we ended up where we are on our journey, and at that time the things we had hoped for seem non-existent or out of reach. I haven’t met a person yet, who was excited about or embraced a detour. Detours are nothing short of an inconvenience, they are longer than we would like, out of the way, and sometimes frustrating and discouraging. But detours are also very necessary. When you think about it, a detour is nothing more than an alternate, very inconvenient, route to get you to your ultimate destination. Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Paul and even the nation of Israel had to take detours. Detours that were used to move them out of one situation and into another for a much greater purpose. I can do nothing but be thankful for the detours I've encountered and the growth and encouragement that came from them. To know that what looks like a problem today, can actually be used by God to bring about His perfect plan tomorrow. Sometimes things in life break our spirits and steal our joys, and in those moments it is so easy for us to forget that God has a hand in every part of our lives. “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 #day247  #love  #notes  #daily  #affirmations  #communication  #challenge  #reallife  #married  #relationship  #chalkboard  #art  #memoirs  #unpopularadvice  #aboutloving  #dating  #marriage  #friendship  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #you  #best  #surprise 
“That’s because love is never stationary. In the end, love doesn’t just keep thinking about it or keep planning for it. Simply put: love does.” -Bob Goff

#day246 #love #notes #daily #affirmations #communication #challenge #reallife #married #relationship #chalkboard #art #memoirs #unpopularadvice #aboutloving #dating #marriage #friendship #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #qotd #bobgoff #lovedoes
Something I’m learning right now is this...
We have uphill hopes but downhill habits. Sometimes the hopes and dreams that we have aren’t congruent with our habits.
A number of our habits have been formed from our past experiences, failures and thought life. And our thought life bleeds over into many things including fear and worry. 
We know preparation for the bigger things in life requires growth and discipline, both of which are never comfortable or convenient. So it’s at  this time in my life that I’m trying to resolve to lay my worries for tomorrow down and ask God every new day to give us our daily bread, our daily portion, our daily provision - physically, mentally and spiritually (He sustains our hearts), exercising simple faith in Him to provide what we need as needed. “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength. Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.” #daily #challenge #unlearning #habits #learning #faith #onedayatatime #unpopulartruth #aboutliving #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #verseoftheday #instagood #instadaily #matthew6 
#dailybread #provision #portion #prayer #growth #sharingiscaring #purposedriven #encouragement #motivation
Something I’m learning right now is this... We have uphill hopes but downhill habits. Sometimes the hopes and dreams that we have aren’t congruent with our habits. A number of our habits have been formed from our past experiences, failures and thought life. And our thought life bleeds over into many things including fear and worry. We know preparation for the bigger things in life requires growth and discipline, both of which are never comfortable or convenient. So it’s at this time in my life that I’m trying to resolve to lay my worries for tomorrow down and ask God every new day to give us our daily bread, our daily portion, our daily provision - physically, mentally and spiritually (He sustains our hearts), exercising simple faith in Him to provide what we need as needed. “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength. Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.” #daily  #challenge  #unlearning  #habits  #learning  #faith  #onedayatatime  #unpopulartruth  #aboutliving  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #verseoftheday  #instagood  #instadaily  #matthew6  #dailybread  #provision  #portion  #prayer  #growth  #sharingiscaring  #purposedriven  #encouragement  #motivation 
#LOVE is mentioned in the FIRST and GREATEST commandment.
Love is also mentioned in the second.
Love changes everything.
Love does not DISCRIMINATE. 
Love diffuses HATE. 
Real, pure, genuine love BREEDS good, truth and compassion.
Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love restores, love heals, love uplifts.
Love isn’t about self-interest, it constantly moves in a giving and outward motion.
Love is sweet. Love is sacrifice.
Love has a will, that will make a way.
Love is strong and courageous and bold in the face of weakness, fear and timidity.
Love is the very thing that pushes us to the end ourselves and stretches our patience, our endurance, our perseverance.
Love is growing.
Love is the thing that changes our walk and our talk.
Love is light, and energy and life.
Love is excellence.
Love is the most powerful force of life, not fame or riches.
Love gives meaning.
Love is the greatest and basis of all virtues.
Love is a commandment.
Love is the LAW.
#godislove #loveis #dope #sweet #humble #strength #sacrifice #light #power #excellence #commandment #law #unpopulartruth #about #loving #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #picoftheday #photography #art #muse #silhouette #hoodie #purposedriven #blessings #encouragement #motivation #1corinthians13
#LOVE  is mentioned in the FIRST and GREATEST commandment. Love is also mentioned in the second. Love changes everything. Love does not DISCRIMINATE. Love diffuses HATE. Real, pure, genuine love BREEDS good, truth and compassion. Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love restores, love heals, love uplifts. Love isn’t about self-interest, it constantly moves in a giving and outward motion. Love is sweet. Love is sacrifice. Love has a will, that will make a way. Love is strong and courageous and bold in the face of weakness, fear and timidity. Love is the very thing that pushes us to the end ourselves and stretches our patience, our endurance, our perseverance. Love is growing. Love is the thing that changes our walk and our talk. Love is light, and energy and life. Love is excellence. Love is the most powerful force of life, not fame or riches. Love gives meaning. Love is the greatest and basis of all virtues. Love is a commandment. Love is the LAW. #godislove  #loveis  #dope  #sweet  #humble  #strength  #sacrifice  #light  #power  #excellence  #commandment  #law  #unpopulartruth  #about  #loving  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #picoftheday  #photography  #art  #muse  #silhouette  #hoodie  #purposedriven  #blessings  #encouragement  #motivation  #1corinthians13 
What is it that you want? We all want for certain things in this life, but more often than not, we are not planting and cultivating those very things we desire, and instead place the expectations, responsibility and pressure on that of another person to make it happen for us. No matter your beliefs and no matter how you spin it whether it’s “Karma”, “You get what you give”, “You reap what you sow”, it all comes down to “cause and effect”. Everything we do has a ripple effect on other people. If you want a joyful home, make it a warm and inviting environment. If you want them to be romantic, show them what romance is. If you want to feel love, give love. If you want to have dinner on the table every night, HELP GET IT ON THE TABLE every night. If you want the dishes done, help do the dishes. You catch my drift? Nine times out of ten, all of the things we want, our partner wants too, but EACH of us is responsible to plant those seeds. You cannot harvest, what you have not planted. Be what you want in this world. Sow...what you want to reap.
#youreapwhatyousow #yougetwhatyougive #causeandeffect #plant #cultivate #good #seeds #unpopulartruth #aboutliving #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #picoftheday #photography #art #southepadre #island #beach #shore #birds #purposedriven #encouragement #motivation
What is it that you want? We all want for certain things in this life, but more often than not, we are not planting and cultivating those very things we desire, and instead place the expectations, responsibility and pressure on that of another person to make it happen for us. No matter your beliefs and no matter how you spin it whether it’s “Karma”, “You get what you give”, “You reap what you sow”, it all comes down to “cause and effect”. Everything we do has a ripple effect on other people. If you want a joyful home, make it a warm and inviting environment. If you want them to be romantic, show them what romance is. If you want to feel love, give love. If you want to have dinner on the table every night, HELP GET IT ON THE TABLE every night. If you want the dishes done, help do the dishes. You catch my drift? Nine times out of ten, all of the things we want, our partner wants too, but EACH of us is responsible to plant those seeds. You cannot harvest, what you have not planted. Be what you want in this world. Sow...what you want to reap. #youreapwhatyousow  #yougetwhatyougive  #causeandeffect  #plant  #cultivate  #good  #seeds  #unpopulartruth  #aboutliving  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #picoftheday  #photography  #art  #southepadre  #island  #beach  #shore  #birds  #purposedriven  #encouragement  #motivation 
We are not on earth to see how important we can become. God has a plan for us. We were created on purpose, for a purpose. 
The road to happiness, is not paved with self-centeredness. We're not here to "eat, drink and be merry". Truth of the matter is, we're here to serve others, wherever we find ourselves in this life. We are created with this purpose and mission in mind. Each of us equipped with unique and special talents and traits to carry out that mission. We are blessed to be a blessing.
We are called to a purpose...GREATER THAN OURSELVES. We are called to excel and even more so, we are called to teach the younger how to excel. (Titus 2) 
A life of significance is about SERVING those who need your gifts, your leadership, your purpose.  GOD WANTS TO USE US.
“For David...served the purpose of God in his own generation.” - Acts 13:36 
Imagine people saying that about us at the end of our life. That WE served God’s purpose in OUR...THIS generation. 
LIVING ON PURPOSE IS THE ONLY WAY TO REALLY LIVE. EVERYTHING else is just existing. Most people struggle with 3 basic issues in life: 1. Identity - Who am I? 2. Importance - Do I matter? 3. Impact - What is my place in life? When you’re walking in your purpose, these issues are obsolete. You know who you are, your importance and your impact. Once you know what God wants you to do, the blessing comes in actually doing it. "No one should seek their own good, but the good of others" -  I Corinthians 10:24
#god #created #you #gifts #talent #ability #special #for #servingothers #purpose #mission #unpopulartruth #aboutliving #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #qotd #purposedriven #encouragement #motivation #whatonearthamoherefor #notes
We are not on earth to see how important we can become. God has a plan for us. We were created on purpose, for a purpose. The road to happiness, is not paved with self-centeredness. We're not here to "eat, drink and be merry". Truth of the matter is, we're here to serve others, wherever we find ourselves in this life. We are created with this purpose and mission in mind. Each of us equipped with unique and special talents and traits to carry out that mission. We are blessed to be a blessing. We are called to a purpose...GREATER THAN OURSELVES. We are called to excel and even more so, we are called to teach the younger how to excel. (Titus 2) A life of significance is about SERVING those who need your gifts, your leadership, your purpose. GOD WANTS TO USE US. “For David...served the purpose of God in his own generation.” - Acts 13:36 Imagine people saying that about us at the end of our life. That WE served God’s purpose in OUR...THIS generation. LIVING ON PURPOSE IS THE ONLY WAY TO REALLY LIVE. EVERYTHING else is just existing. Most people struggle with 3 basic issues in life: 1. Identity - Who am I? 2. Importance - Do I matter? 3. Impact - What is my place in life? When you’re walking in your purpose, these issues are obsolete. You know who you are, your importance and your impact. Once you know what God wants you to do, the blessing comes in actually doing it. "No one should seek their own good, but the good of others" - I Corinthians 10:24 #god  #created  #you  #gifts  #talent  #ability  #special  #for  #servingothers  #purpose  #mission  #unpopulartruth  #aboutliving  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #qotd  #purposedriven  #encouragement  #motivation  #whatonearthamoherefor  #notes 
Ask yourself this: How many of the people that I surround myself with daily care about the condition of my soul. 
I have never known anyone who didn’t have burdens. Sometimes those who seem to have perfect lives, carry the heaviest load. The circumstances of life beat down hard and regularly upon us all. And while we are each responsible for his own load, we are also called to “carry each other’s burdens…” (Galatians 6:2). There’s something to be said about the intimacy among friends who “get” and “accept” you…but it’s a whole other something else, to be a part of something greater…and that is having friends who will pray with you during the rains and praise with you during the sunshine. Friends who make God the cornerstone and daily part of their lives and center of their relationships. Friends that can encourage and inspire and motivate because they have known both loss and restoration, sorrow and joy, and are a true testimony to the goodness that comes from above. So, I’m truly thankful for those special people in my life that are carrying their own load, but still help me carry mine…with words of counsel, encouragement, sympathy in times of sorrow, compassion, comfort and even prayers to God for grace to be pardoned to me. That is what I call a BLESSING and for that my heart is grateful.
I am so blessed that God has planted so many of those kinds of friends around me. I’m a better person for them all. #realfriends #encourage #motivate #inspire #liftup #share #help #carry #burdens #unpopulartruth #aboutliving #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #picoftheday #photography #art #women #gettingready #friends #purposedriven #encouragement #motivation
Ask yourself this: How many of the people that I surround myself with daily care about the condition of my soul. I have never known anyone who didn’t have burdens. Sometimes those who seem to have perfect lives, carry the heaviest load. The circumstances of life beat down hard and regularly upon us all. And while we are each responsible for his own load, we are also called to “carry each other’s burdens…” (Galatians 6:2). There’s something to be said about the intimacy among friends who “get” and “accept” you…but it’s a whole other something else, to be a part of something greater…and that is having friends who will pray with you during the rains and praise with you during the sunshine. Friends who make God the cornerstone and daily part of their lives and center of their relationships. Friends that can encourage and inspire and motivate because they have known both loss and restoration, sorrow and joy, and are a true testimony to the goodness that comes from above. So, I’m truly thankful for those special people in my life that are carrying their own load, but still help me carry mine…with words of counsel, encouragement, sympathy in times of sorrow, compassion, comfort and even prayers to God for grace to be pardoned to me. That is what I call a BLESSING and for that my heart is grateful. I am so blessed that God has planted so many of those kinds of friends around me. I’m a better person for them all. #realfriends  #encourage  #motivate  #inspire  #liftup  #share  #help  #carry  #burdens  #unpopulartruth  #aboutliving  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #picoftheday  #photography  #art  #women  #gettingready  #friends  #purposedriven  #encouragement  #motivation 
Just to be around you is a blessing. I’m a better me, because of you.
“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another” - Proverbs 27:17

#day243 #love #notes #daily #affirmations #communication #challenge #reallife #married #relationship #chalkboard #art #memoirs #unpopularadvice #aboutloving #dating #marriage #friendship #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #honor #you #blessing #ironsharpensiron #friend
Some people don't know what love looks like, so you have to show them. “Let us stop saying we love people; let us REALLY love them, and show it by our actions. - 1 John 3:18 
#faith #stronger #greaterthan #fear #leadtheway #show #love #commandment #law #youreapwhatyousow #sowlove #unpopulartruth #aboutliving #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #qotd #purposedriven #encouragement #motivation #ministry
The wrong ones, the confusion and all the negative they bring is never an easy process of learning...but necessary, so that you will know and recognize with perfect clarity - the undeniable difference in the right ONE. #day242 #love #notes #daily #affirmations #communication #challenge #reallife #married #relationship #chalkboard #art #memoirs #unpopularadvice #aboutloving #dating #marriage #friendship #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #gaveup #til #you
The wrong ones, the confusion and all the negative they bring is never an easy process of learning...but necessary, so that you will know and recognize with perfect clarity - the undeniable difference in the right ONE. #day242  #love  #notes  #daily  #affirmations  #communication  #challenge  #reallife  #married  #relationship  #chalkboard  #art  #memoirs  #unpopularadvice  #aboutloving  #dating  #marriage  #friendship  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #gaveup  #til  #you 
Why it works...
It’s the TRUTH. “Here is a simple, rule-of-thumb guide for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you, then grab the initiative and do it for them. Add up God’s Law and Prophets and this is what you get.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭7:12‬ ‭MSG‬‬ You reap what you sow, so sow love.
#genius #imaginethat #treating #teaches #whataconcept #soulfood #wordstoliveby #youreapwhatyousow #sowlove #unpopulartruth #aboutliving #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #qotd #treatothershowyouwanttobetreated #goldenrule #sermononthemount #message #godslaw #love #purposedriven #encouragement #motivation
Why it works... It’s the TRUTH. “Here is a simple, rule-of-thumb guide for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you, then grab the initiative and do it for them. Add up God’s Law and Prophets and this is what you get.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭7:12‬ ‭MSG‬‬ You reap what you sow, so sow love. #genius  #imaginethat  #treating  #teaches  #whataconcept  #soulfood  #wordstoliveby  #youreapwhatyousow  #sowlove  #unpopulartruth  #aboutliving  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #qotd  #treatothershowyouwanttobetreated  #goldenrule  #sermononthemount  #message  #godslaw  #love  #purposedriven  #encouragement  #motivation 
One of the reasons some of us can't find the right thing, is because we are too focused on the wrong thing. 
Be mindful and aware of the kind of things YOU ALLOW to steal your attention and distract you. 
Distractions are a thing that prevents you from giving your full attention to something else. And that something else is usually something of importance, purpose, priority or responsibility. 
The enemy comes to STEAL, kill and destroy. He comes to steal our focus, with things that "look good, feel good, sound good", things that will divert us from our purpose, things that will draw our attention from what's right, what's holy and what's good. Distractions are a misdirection, an obstacle to attention, a diversion, an interference. And with them, they bring confusion and procrastination and have everything to do with how little or how much you progress and grow, given how you respond to the distractions in your life. 
Mark 4:19
#distractions #steal #attention #from #your #purpose #unpopulartruth #aboutliving #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #picoftheday #photography #art #painting #museum #gallery #silhouette #purposedriven #motivation #encouragement
One of the reasons some of us can't find the right thing, is because we are too focused on the wrong thing. Be mindful and aware of the kind of things YOU ALLOW to steal your attention and distract you. Distractions are a thing that prevents you from giving your full attention to something else. And that something else is usually something of importance, purpose, priority or responsibility. The enemy comes to STEAL, kill and destroy. He comes to steal our focus, with things that "look good, feel good, sound good", things that will divert us from our purpose, things that will draw our attention from what's right, what's holy and what's good. Distractions are a misdirection, an obstacle to attention, a diversion, an interference. And with them, they bring confusion and procrastination and have everything to do with how little or how much you progress and grow, given how you respond to the distractions in your life. Mark 4:19 #distractions  #steal  #attention  #from  #your  #purpose  #unpopulartruth  #aboutliving  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #picoftheday  #photography  #art  #painting  #museum  #gallery  #silhouette  #purposedriven  #motivation  #encouragement 
I’ve been waitin’ for you
It’s been so long
I knew just what I would do
When I heard your song 
Filled my heart with bliss
Gave me freedom
You knew I could not resist
I needed someone
And now we’re flyin’ through the stars
I hope this night will last forever...(in my best Chaka Kahn voice)

#day241 #love #notes #daily #affirmations #communication #challenge #reallife #married #relationship #chalkboard #art #memoirs #unpopularadvice #aboutloving #dating #marriage #friendship #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #nowplaying #chakakhan #aintnobody #musiclover
I’ve been waitin’ for you It’s been so long I knew just what I would do When I heard your song Filled my heart with bliss Gave me freedom You knew I could not resist I needed someone And now we’re flyin’ through the stars I hope this night will last forever...(in my best Chaka Kahn voice) #day241  #love  #notes  #daily  #affirmations  #communication  #challenge  #reallife  #married  #relationship  #chalkboard  #art  #memoirs  #unpopularadvice  #aboutloving  #dating  #marriage  #friendship  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #nowplaying  #chakakhan  #aintnobody  #musiclover 
Dear Ones, I strongly urge you both as husband and wife, to preserve sacredly the privacies of your own home, your marriage state, and your heart. Remember our Lord’s urgent counsel: “What God has joined together let not man put asunder”. Therefore, let no one presume to come between you, or to share the joys or the sorrows that belong to you two alone.

#God #bless #mybestfriends #wedding #i #married #them #officiant #marriage #memories #memoirs #unpopulartruth #aboutloving #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #picoftheday #photography #art #purposedriven #encouragement #motivation #relationshipgoals #husband #wife #vows #commitment #justmarried #weddingparty
Dear Ones, I strongly urge you both as husband and wife, to preserve sacredly the privacies of your own home, your marriage state, and your heart. Remember our Lord’s urgent counsel: “What God has joined together let not man put asunder”. Therefore, let no one presume to come between you, or to share the joys or the sorrows that belong to you two alone. #God  #bless  #mybestfriends  #wedding  #i  #married  #them  #officiant  #marriage  #memories  #memoirs  #unpopulartruth  #aboutloving  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #picoftheday  #photography  #art  #purposedriven  #encouragement  #motivation  #relationshipgoals  #husband  #wife  #vows  #commitment  #justmarried  #weddingparty 
Men - Love; Women - Respect
These are the things the genders find hardest to do. If wives showing honor and respect to their husbands and husbands loving their wives were easy, they wouldn’t be a commandment. These are the relevant weaknesses in the sexes. A man's greatest need is respect, but you see day in and day out the woman's resistance to it UNLESS they feel they’ve earned it. A woman's greatest need is love, but you also see day in and day out the man's resistance to it. Love is a choice and men don't choose it easily. But if we are believers, these are our roles/commandments we are given in our marriages. If I'm concentrating on obeying my commandment and vice versa both of our needs will be met, so why not live in a way that makes their ability to obey their individual commandment as easy as possible?
#men #love #women #respect #knowyourrole #ephesians5 #unpopulartruth #about #marriage #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #qotd #relationshipgoals #relationship101 #husband #wife #growth #purpose #purposedriven #encouragement #motivation #empowerment
Men - Love; Women - Respect These are the things the genders find hardest to do. If wives showing honor and respect to their husbands and husbands loving their wives were easy, they wouldn’t be a commandment. These are the relevant weaknesses in the sexes. A man's greatest need is respect, but you see day in and day out the woman's resistance to it UNLESS they feel they’ve earned it. A woman's greatest need is love, but you also see day in and day out the man's resistance to it. Love is a choice and men don't choose it easily. But if we are believers, these are our roles/commandments we are given in our marriages. If I'm concentrating on obeying my commandment and vice versa both of our needs will be met, so why not live in a way that makes their ability to obey their individual commandment as easy as possible? #men  #love  #women  #respect  #knowyourrole  #ephesians5  #unpopulartruth  #about  #marriage  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #qotd  #relationshipgoals  #relationship101  #husband  #wife  #growth  #purpose  #purposedriven  #encouragement  #motivation  #empowerment 
There was a woman who would not marry her boyfriend of 10 years, unless he could prove it would be of benefit to her. 
It is in the institution of marriage where we learn the most about ourselves, where we learn to call to order and control our individual and selfish desires all in the name of love. It is the place where we say no ourselves, so we can say yes to them. It is the place where we learn to serve, where we learn to submit, where we learn the gift of giving. 
Do we not want to be better at being good people? Do we not want to be continually evolving into a better version of ourself? You can’t seek something different, something profitable, yet continue with the same and unprofitable behaviors. 
How does one not benefit from daily learning, application and practice of: grace, mercy, patience, endurance, perseverance, forgiveness, humbling yourself and serving another? 
If personal and individual growth and development through commitment is not of value, I don’t know what is. 
#marriage #institution #learning #discipline #change #growth #transformation #love #commitment #unpopulartruth #aboutliving #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #picoftheday #photography #art #wedding #celebration #rooftop #downtown #dallas #mydtd #bigcity #cityscape #lights #loveaffair #purposedriven #encouragement #motivation
There was a woman who would not marry her boyfriend of 10 years, unless he could prove it would be of benefit to her. It is in the institution of marriage where we learn the most about ourselves, where we learn to call to order and control our individual and selfish desires all in the name of love. It is the place where we say no ourselves, so we can say yes to them. It is the place where we learn to serve, where we learn to submit, where we learn the gift of giving. Do we not want to be better at being good people? Do we not want to be continually evolving into a better version of ourself? You can’t seek something different, something profitable, yet continue with the same and unprofitable behaviors. How does one not benefit from daily learning, application and practice of: grace, mercy, patience, endurance, perseverance, forgiveness, humbling yourself and serving another? If personal and individual growth and development through commitment is not of value, I don’t know what is. #marriage  #institution  #learning  #discipline  #change  #growth  #transformation  #love  #commitment  #unpopulartruth  #aboutliving  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #picoftheday  #photography  #art  #wedding  #celebration  #rooftop  #downtown  #dallas  #mydtd  #bigcity  #cityscape  #lights  #loveaffair  #purposedriven  #encouragement  #motivation 
There’s something to be said about the intimacy among friends who “get” and “accept” you…but it’s a whole other something else, to be a part of something greater…and that is having friends who will pray with you during the rains and praise with you during the sunshine. Friends who make God the cornerstone and daily part of their lives and center of their relationships. Friends that can encourage and inspire and motivate because they have known both loss and restoration, sorrow and joy, and are a true testimony to the goodness that comes from above. I am so blessed that God has planted so many of those kinds of friends around me. I’m a better person for them all. #thankyou #god #grateful #believers #friends #godly #relationships #unpopulartruth #aboutliving #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #picoftheday #photography #art #biking #artsdistrict #downtown #dallas #klydewarrenpark #purposedriven #motivation #encouragement
There’s something to be said about the intimacy among friends who “get” and “accept” you…but it’s a whole other something else, to be a part of something greater…and that is having friends who will pray with you during the rains and praise with you during the sunshine. Friends who make God the cornerstone and daily part of their lives and center of their relationships. Friends that can encourage and inspire and motivate because they have known both loss and restoration, sorrow and joy, and are a true testimony to the goodness that comes from above. I am so blessed that God has planted so many of those kinds of friends around me. I’m a better person for them all. #thankyou  #god  #grateful  #believers  #friends  #godly  #relationships  #unpopulartruth  #aboutliving  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #picoftheday  #photography  #art  #biking  #artsdistrict  #downtown  #dallas  #klydewarrenpark  #purposedriven  #motivation  #encouragement 
Nothing changes, if nothing changes. We can’t pray for change and do nothing towards it. 
If we want to change, we have to take the necessary steps towards it. 
All of us struggle with our selfish sin-nature, that must be brought into submission. Our response to the challenges life brings us, is always more important than the actual event.
As Jesus and others said in the Bible many times, the point of life is to “OVERCOME” that which is painful and/or difficult. We cannot “overcome” by wishing/saying/thinking, but only by DOING. 
We get the inner strength to put these changes in motion through faith and prayer. 
#nothingchangesifnothingchanges #wearemorethanconquerors #change #growth #transformation #workinprogress #underconstruction #literally #unpopulartruth #aboutliving #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #picoftheday #photography #art #overcomer #purposedriven #encouragement #motivation
Nothing changes, if nothing changes. We can’t pray for change and do nothing towards it. If we want to change, we have to take the necessary steps towards it. All of us struggle with our selfish sin-nature, that must be brought into submission. Our response to the challenges life brings us, is always more important than the actual event. As Jesus and others said in the Bible many times, the point of life is to “OVERCOME” that which is painful and/or difficult. We cannot “overcome” by wishing/saying/thinking, but only by DOING. We get the inner strength to put these changes in motion through faith and prayer. #nothingchangesifnothingchanges  #wearemorethanconquerors  #change  #growth  #transformation  #workinprogress  #underconstruction  #literally  #unpopulartruth  #aboutliving  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #picoftheday  #photography  #art  #overcomer  #purposedriven  #encouragement  #motivation 
Things are a whole lot different than I had envisioned for myself. 
My whole story had to be rewritten. You changed everything, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Over 7 billion people in the world, but only one you and that one smile that's drives me to look high and low, for ways to reproduce it. Meeting you made me a believer that God will allow a few wrong people in your life, so that you will know and recognize with perfect clarity, the undeniable difference in the right one. You are my greatest friend and compliment to my life. Thanks for being here, with me. "I have found the one whom my soul loves." (Song of Solomon 3:4)

#day237 #love #notes #daily #affirmations #communication #challenge #reallife #married #relationship #chalkboard #art #memoirs #unpopularadvice #aboutloving #dating #marriage #friendship #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #you #changedmylife #divine #providence
Things are a whole lot different than I had envisioned for myself. My whole story had to be rewritten. You changed everything, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Over 7 billion people in the world, but only one you and that one smile that's drives me to look high and low, for ways to reproduce it. Meeting you made me a believer that God will allow a few wrong people in your life, so that you will know and recognize with perfect clarity, the undeniable difference in the right one. You are my greatest friend and compliment to my life. Thanks for being here, with me. "I have found the one whom my soul loves." (Song of Solomon 3:4) #day237  #love  #notes  #daily  #affirmations  #communication  #challenge  #reallife  #married  #relationship  #chalkboard  #art  #memoirs  #unpopularadvice  #aboutloving  #dating  #marriage  #friendship  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #you  #changedmylife  #divine  #providence 
“If you decide for God, living a life of God-worship, it follows that you don’t fuss about what’s on the table at mealtimes or whether the clothes in your closet are in fashion. There is far more to your life than the food you put in your stomach, more to your outer appearance than the clothes you hang on your body. Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to him than birds.” Matthew 6:25-26

#goodmorning #goodvibes #verseoftheday #God #over #money #bestthingsinlife #priceless #happiness #peaceofmind #faith #hope #love #unpopulartruth #aboutliving #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #picoftheday #birds #blue #sky #purposedriven #encouragement #motivation
“If you decide for God, living a life of God-worship, it follows that you don’t fuss about what’s on the table at mealtimes or whether the clothes in your closet are in fashion. There is far more to your life than the food you put in your stomach, more to your outer appearance than the clothes you hang on your body. Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to him than birds.” Matthew 6:25-26 #goodmorning  #goodvibes  #verseoftheday  #God  #over  #money  #bestthingsinlife  #priceless  #happiness  #peaceofmind  #faith  #hope  #love  #unpopulartruth  #aboutliving  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #picoftheday  #birds  #blue  #sky  #purposedriven  #encouragement  #motivation 
Let’s face it, although being a better me is a daily goal, some days I fall short. Sometimes I’m selfish, sometimes I’m stubborn, sometimes my preoccupation with self leaves no room for you. So some days I make yours harder. I’m sorry. Please forgive me. May I find favor with you today. ❤️ #day236 #love #notes #daily #affirmations #communication #challenge #reallife #married #relationship #chalkboard #art #memoirs #unpopularadvice #aboutloving #dating #marriage #friendship #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #imsorry #today #newday
Let’s face it, although being a better me is a daily goal, some days I fall short. Sometimes I’m selfish, sometimes I’m stubborn, sometimes my preoccupation with self leaves no room for you. So some days I make yours harder. I’m sorry. Please forgive me. May I find favor with you today. ❤️ #day236  #love  #notes  #daily  #affirmations  #communication  #challenge  #reallife  #married  #relationship  #chalkboard  #art  #memoirs  #unpopularadvice  #aboutloving  #dating  #marriage  #friendship  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #imsorry  #today  #newday 
Place your heart in the hands of God, and He will place it in the hands of someone who He believes deserves it.

#neversettle #dontsettleforless #firstthingsfirst #god #giveyourhearttohim #godwillprovide #havefaith #unpopulartruth #aboutliving #loving #relationships #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #qotd #purposedriven #encouragement #motivation
Not a day has gone by since we met, that you haven't made yourself a part of my EVERYDAY regardless time or circumstance. Things are a whole lot different than I had envisioned for myself. My whole story had to be rewritten. You changed everything, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Over 7 billion people in the world, but only one you and that one smile that's drives me to look high and low for ways to reproduce it. Meeting you made me a believer that God will allow a few wrong people in your life, so that you will know and recognize with perfect clarity, the undeniable difference in the right one. You are my greatest friend and compliment to my life. Thanks for being here, with me. "I have found the one whom my soul loves." (Song of Solomon 3:4)
#day235 #love #notes #daily #affirmations #communication #challenge #reallife #married #relationship #chalkboard #art #memoirs #unpopularadvice #aboutloving #dating #marriage #friendship #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #you #my #everyday #story #loveofmylife
Not a day has gone by since we met, that you haven't made yourself a part of my EVERYDAY regardless time or circumstance. Things are a whole lot different than I had envisioned for myself. My whole story had to be rewritten. You changed everything, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Over 7 billion people in the world, but only one you and that one smile that's drives me to look high and low for ways to reproduce it. Meeting you made me a believer that God will allow a few wrong people in your life, so that you will know and recognize with perfect clarity, the undeniable difference in the right one. You are my greatest friend and compliment to my life. Thanks for being here, with me. "I have found the one whom my soul loves." (Song of Solomon 3:4) #day235  #love  #notes  #daily  #affirmations  #communication  #challenge  #reallife  #married  #relationship  #chalkboard  #art  #memoirs  #unpopularadvice  #aboutloving  #dating  #marriage  #friendship  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #you  #my  #everyday  #story  #loveofmylife 
“Let is not love with words or speech, but with our actions and truth.” - 1 John 3:18
Love is not a response, it's a statement. Love WITHIN us, is a NEED TO EFFORT towards someone else. It is something we do and something we give away to someone outside of ourself. It is not something we hold, until we accept the same. 
Love moves SELF to action...AND WITHOUT REASON. There is no condition. As a matter of fact, love releases us from preoccupation with self. Love is not in the taking, it is in the giving. If there is any taking to be had, it's in the acceptance only. Love is not selfish or self-seeking. (I Corinthians 5:8) 
LOVE WILLS encourages, inspires, motivates, URGES, AND MOVES SELF TO ACT OUTSIDE OF ITSELF. A lot of things look like love, but anything other than what motivates you to give of yourself without getting back is anything but.
#loveisaverb #action #effort #love #encourages #motivates #inspires #urges #moves #unpopulartruth #about #love #relationships #friendship #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #qotd #purposedriven #encouragement #motivation #word #wordstoliveby
“Let is not love with words or speech, but with our actions and truth.” - 1 John 3:18 Love is not a response, it's a statement. Love WITHIN us, is a NEED TO EFFORT towards someone else. It is something we do and something we give away to someone outside of ourself. It is not something we hold, until we accept the same. Love moves SELF to action...AND WITHOUT REASON. There is no condition. As a matter of fact, love releases us from preoccupation with self. Love is not in the taking, it is in the giving. If there is any taking to be had, it's in the acceptance only. Love is not selfish or self-seeking. (I Corinthians 5:8) LOVE WILLS encourages, inspires, motivates, URGES, AND MOVES SELF TO ACT OUTSIDE OF ITSELF. A lot of things look like love, but anything other than what motivates you to give of yourself without getting back is anything but. #loveisaverb  #action  #effort  #love  #encourages  #motivates  #inspires  #urges  #moves  #unpopulartruth  #about  #love  #relationships  #friendship  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #qotd  #purposedriven  #encouragement  #motivation  #word  #wordstoliveby 
We were all created for a purpose, a purpose GREATER than our own self-importance. We are our brother’s keeper. WE HAVE RESPONSIBILITIES TOWARDS ONE ANOTHER. Verse after verse, we are instructed to “love one another”, “serve one another”, “bear one another’s burdens”, “edify another”, “exhort one another”, and here come the BIG ones…you know, the ones that folks take pride in doing the opposite of: “SUBMIT to one another”, “CONSIDER one another”, “HONOR one another”, and “SPEAK THE TRUTH in love” among several others. GOD WANTS TO USE US.
“For David...served the purpose of God in his own generation.” - Acts 13:36 Imagine people saying that about us at the end of our life. That WE served God’s purpose in OUR...THIS generation. 
LIVING ON PURPOSE IS THE ONLY WAY TO REALLY LIVE. EVERYTHING else is just existing. 
We do this by:
1. Valuing people 2. Thinking of ways to add value to people 3. Looking for ways to add value to people 4. Doing things that add value to people 5. Encouraging others to add value to people. 
#godsplan #purpose #think #be #do #love #unpopulartruth #aboutliving #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #picoftheday #photography #art #beach #ocean #sand #destin #okaloosaisland #beautiful #morning #views #blue #purposedriven #encouragement #motivation
We were all created for a purpose, a purpose GREATER than our own self-importance. We are our brother’s keeper. WE HAVE RESPONSIBILITIES TOWARDS ONE ANOTHER. Verse after verse, we are instructed to “love one another”, “serve one another”, “bear one another’s burdens”, “edify another”, “exhort one another”, and here come the BIG ones…you know, the ones that folks take pride in doing the opposite of: “SUBMIT to one another”, “CONSIDER one another”, “HONOR one another”, and “SPEAK THE TRUTH in love” among several others. GOD WANTS TO USE US. “For David...served the purpose of God in his own generation.” - Acts 13:36 Imagine people saying that about us at the end of our life. That WE served God’s purpose in OUR...THIS generation. LIVING ON PURPOSE IS THE ONLY WAY TO REALLY LIVE. EVERYTHING else is just existing. We do this by: 1. Valuing people 2. Thinking of ways to add value to people 3. Looking for ways to add value to people 4. Doing things that add value to people 5. Encouraging others to add value to people. #godsplan  #purpose  #think  #be  #do  #love  #unpopulartruth  #aboutliving  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #picoftheday  #photography  #art  #beach  #ocean  #sand  #destin  #okaloosaisland  #beautiful  #morning  #views  #blue  #purposedriven  #encouragement  #motivation 
Dear Love, 
Last night you caught me stealing a glance at you, but I don't think you realized I had already "stolen" these glances of you prior. 
If you could only see you through my eyes, then you'd truly know how special you are and why I love you so much. 
If our mates were perfect, we wouldn't know how to love unconditionally. And in today's society, I'm thankful God blessed me with a beautiful mate inside and out who loves me, and continues to love me, even in my imperfectness. 
No matter the day, and with all pride aside - at the end of the day I'm glad heaven loved and cared enough for me to send me you. 
You bring out the beautiful and best things in me. Thank you!
Love, Me
#day234 #love #notes #daily #affirmations #communication #challenge #reallife #married #relationship #chalkboard #art #memoirs #unpopularadvice #aboutloving #dating #marriage #friendship #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #thankyoulord  #imgrateful #blessed
Dear Love, Last night you caught me stealing a glance at you, but I don't think you realized I had already "stolen" these glances of you prior. If you could only see you through my eyes, then you'd truly know how special you are and why I love you so much. If our mates were perfect, we wouldn't know how to love unconditionally. And in today's society, I'm thankful God blessed me with a beautiful mate inside and out who loves me, and continues to love me, even in my imperfectness. No matter the day, and with all pride aside - at the end of the day I'm glad heaven loved and cared enough for me to send me you. You bring out the beautiful and best things in me. Thank you! Love, Me #day234  #love  #notes  #daily  #affirmations  #communication  #challenge  #reallife  #married  #relationship  #chalkboard  #art  #memoirs  #unpopularadvice  #aboutloving  #dating  #marriage  #friendship  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #thankyoulord  #imgrateful  #blessed 
Often times we allow everything in the world but Christ define who we are.

We allow our hurts, our failures, our past, our background, our career, our status, our home, our things, our bank account, our fashion, our self esteem, our self image, other peoples opinions, and other peoples rule of measure to define us.

We change WITH the trends. 
We let other people dictate what we should we wear, how our bodies should look, how we should act, and how we should be to find happiness in the world. 
The blind leading the blind. 
All the while God says “I know your heart, I created it...Delight in ME, and I will give you the desires of it”. (Psalms 37:4)

We allow ourselves to be molded by the world, because we want to be accepted by the world and we forget that NONE OF THESE THINGS HAVE ANY SAY IN DETERMINING OUR WORTH IN THIS WORLD. 
The Word tells how we are to be defined. “Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what He wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.” (Romans 12:2)

And when and if you decide you’re through letting the world exhaust you because its road to success and happiness keeps changing course, God says: “You wanna be prosperous and successful?...Meditate on and apply My Word to your life daily.” (Joshua 1:8)

#god #defines #me #worthy #valuable #whatdefinesyou #unpopulartruth #about #living #trends #relationships #influence #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #qotd #change #growth #purposedriven #encouragement #motivation #empowerment #ministry
Often times we allow everything in the world but Christ define who we are. We allow our hurts, our failures, our past, our background, our career, our status, our home, our things, our bank account, our fashion, our self esteem, our self image, other peoples opinions, and other peoples rule of measure to define us. We change WITH the trends. We let other people dictate what we should we wear, how our bodies should look, how we should act, and how we should be to find happiness in the world. The blind leading the blind. All the while God says “I know your heart, I created it...Delight in ME, and I will give you the desires of it”. (Psalms 37:4) We allow ourselves to be molded by the world, because we want to be accepted by the world and we forget that NONE OF THESE THINGS HAVE ANY SAY IN DETERMINING OUR WORTH IN THIS WORLD. The Word tells how we are to be defined. “Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what He wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.” (Romans 12:2) And when and if you decide you’re through letting the world exhaust you because its road to success and happiness keeps changing course, God says: “You wanna be prosperous and successful?...Meditate on and apply My Word to your life daily.” (Joshua 1:8) #god  #defines  #me  #worthy  #valuable  #whatdefinesyou  #unpopulartruth  #about  #living  #trends  #relationships  #influence  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #qotd  #change  #growth  #purposedriven  #encouragement  #motivation  #empowerment  #ministry 
“God’s…gracious Word can make you into what He wants you to be and give you everything you could possibly need.” –Acts 20:32
THE TRUTH TRANSFORMS US
Spiritual growth is the process of replacing lies with truth. God’s Word is unlike any other word. It is alive. When God speaks, things change. Everything around you-all of creation-exists because “God said it”. We cannot live without the Word of God! You should consider it as essential to your life as food. There are more Bibles in print today than ever before, but a Bible on the shelf is worthless. Millions of believers are plagued with spiritual anorexia, starving to death from spiritual malnutrition. In day-to-day living, abiding in God’s Word includes 3 activities: It must become the authoritative standard in our lives – the compass we rely on for direction, the counsel we listen to for making wise decisions and the benchmark we use for evaluating everything. Most of our troubles occur because we base our choices on unreliable authorities-CULTURE (“everyone is doing it”), TRADITION (“we’ve always done it”), REASON (“it seemed logical”) or EMOTION (“it just feels right”). All 4 of these are flawed by the FALL. What we need is a perfect standard that will never lead us in the wrong direction. Only God’s word meets that need. We must fill our minds with it, so that that the Holy Spirit can transform us with the truth. We do this by receiving, reading, researching, remembering & reflecting on it. And of corse, we must apply its principles. Filling our minds is useless, if we fail to put them in to practice. We must become “doers of the Word”. Jesus pointed out that God’s blessings come from obeying the truth, not just knowing it. He said, “Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.” God’s Word exposes our motives, points out our faults, rebukes our sin and expects us to change. It’s human nature to resist change, so applying God’s Word is hard work. #purposedrivenlife #notes #growth #transformation #application #unpopulartruth #aboutliving #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #picoftheday #photography #art #her #portrait #beauty #smile #dallas #purposedriven #encouragement #empowerment
“God’s…gracious Word can make you into what He wants you to be and give you everything you could possibly need.” –Acts 20:32 THE TRUTH TRANSFORMS US Spiritual growth is the process of replacing lies with truth. God’s Word is unlike any other word. It is alive. When God speaks, things change. Everything around you-all of creation-exists because “God said it”. We cannot live without the Word of God! You should consider it as essential to your life as food. There are more Bibles in print today than ever before, but a Bible on the shelf is worthless. Millions of believers are plagued with spiritual anorexia, starving to death from spiritual malnutrition. In day-to-day living, abiding in God’s Word includes 3 activities: It must become the authoritative standard in our lives – the compass we rely on for direction, the counsel we listen to for making wise decisions and the benchmark we use for evaluating everything. Most of our troubles occur because we base our choices on unreliable authorities-CULTURE (“everyone is doing it”), TRADITION (“we’ve always done it”), REASON (“it seemed logical”) or EMOTION (“it just feels right”). All 4 of these are flawed by the FALL. What we need is a perfect standard that will never lead us in the wrong direction. Only God’s word meets that need. We must fill our minds with it, so that that the Holy Spirit can transform us with the truth. We do this by receiving, reading, researching, remembering & reflecting on it. And of corse, we must apply its principles. Filling our minds is useless, if we fail to put them in to practice. We must become “doers of the Word”. Jesus pointed out that God’s blessings come from obeying the truth, not just knowing it. He said, “Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.” God’s Word exposes our motives, points out our faults, rebukes our sin and expects us to change. It’s human nature to resist change, so applying God’s Word is hard work. #purposedrivenlife  #notes  #growth  #transformation  #application  #unpopulartruth  #aboutliving  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #picoftheday  #photography  #art  #her  #portrait  #beauty  #smile  #dallas  #purposedriven  #encouragement  #empowerment 
Loyalty is SUPPOSED TO BE an understanding, a commitment to those we love & respect. But the longer I live, the less I see of it. Instead, self-gratification has become the new high to chase after. People would rather bypass a little monotony and labor to reach a new level and more permanent pleasure, to instead go after the immediate but temporary and fleeting pleasure. Most people elude true happiness because they are devoted to themselves and the next best thing. There's something wrong with your character, if opportunity controls your loyalty. "The only thing necessary to change heaven into hell...if God were to allow it...is selfishness." #opportunity #test #loyalty #character #integrity #selfishness #unpopulartruth #aboutliving #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #qotd #shorttermpain #longtermgain #discipline #purposedriven #encouragement #motivation
Loyalty is SUPPOSED TO BE an understanding, a commitment to those we love & respect. But the longer I live, the less I see of it. Instead, self-gratification has become the new high to chase after. People would rather bypass a little monotony and labor to reach a new level and more permanent pleasure, to instead go after the immediate but temporary and fleeting pleasure. Most people elude true happiness because they are devoted to themselves and the next best thing. There's something wrong with your character, if opportunity controls your loyalty. "The only thing necessary to change heaven into hell...if God were to allow it...is selfishness." #opportunity  #test  #loyalty  #character  #integrity  #selfishness  #unpopulartruth  #aboutliving  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #qotd  #shorttermpain  #longtermgain  #discipline  #purposedriven  #encouragement  #motivation 
NEVER let someone tell you, how you should react to certain situations. Some people won’t understand your peace, if they’re not “PLUGGED IN” to the same source as you. 
If they knew better, they would know this: “Then, because you belong to Christ Jesus, God will bless you with peace that no one can completely understand. And this peace will control the way you think and feel.” ~ Philippians 4:7
❤️
#god #thesource #beyou #pluggedin #theydontunderstand #your #peace #strength #faith #hope #love #iftheyknewbetter #unpopulartruth #aboutliving #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #picoftheday #photography #art #friends #dallasnights #deepellum #downtown #dallas #mydtd #purposedriven #encouragement #motivation
NEVER let someone tell you, how you should react to certain situations. Some people won’t understand your peace, if they’re not “PLUGGED IN” to the same source as you. If they knew better, they would know this: “Then, because you belong to Christ Jesus, God will bless you with peace that no one can completely understand. And this peace will control the way you think and feel.” ~ Philippians 4:7 ❤️ #god  #thesource  #beyou  #pluggedin  #theydontunderstand  #your  #peace  #strength  #faith  #hope  #love  #iftheyknewbetter  #unpopulartruth  #aboutliving  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #picoftheday  #photography  #art  #friends  #dallasnights  #deepellum  #downtown  #dallas  #mydtd  #purposedriven  #encouragement  #motivation 
Sometimes it’s what we experience in the wilderness that is preparing us for our “Promised Land”. Know that there is purpose in your pain. Growth is absolutely essential in this life, but the process can be exhausting, uncomfortable and sometimes very painful. 
Trust the process. 
Growth is advantageous; it is development, maturation, progress, expansion, advancement. 
Growth is INCREASE. “Hardships often prepare ordinary people, for an extraordinary destiny..."
The anticipation of that alone should be ENCOURAGING!

#pain #purpose #trusttheprocess #growth #essential #increase #change #transformation #unpopulartruth #aboutliving #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #qotd #peaksandvalleys #growingpains #purposedriven #encouragement #motivation
Sometimes it’s what we experience in the wilderness that is preparing us for our “Promised Land”. Know that there is purpose in your pain. Growth is absolutely essential in this life, but the process can be exhausting, uncomfortable and sometimes very painful. Trust the process. Growth is advantageous; it is development, maturation, progress, expansion, advancement. Growth is INCREASE. “Hardships often prepare ordinary people, for an extraordinary destiny..." The anticipation of that alone should be ENCOURAGING! #pain  #purpose  #trusttheprocess  #growth  #essential  #increase  #change  #transformation  #unpopulartruth  #aboutliving  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #qotd  #peaksandvalleys  #growingpains  #purposedriven  #encouragement  #motivation 
Some trials come into our life, get a little comfortable & stay for awhile before moving on...and if you're anything like me, you do your best to mask your distress and carry on about life the best that you can. I thank God for those few special friends who make those times bearable, bring joy & let me know I'm not alone. 
Besides, life's too short to go through with someone who isn't your best friend! 
#trials #life #igetbywithalittlehelpfrommyfriends #them #blessings #friends #family #grateful #blessed #unpopulartruth #about #friendship #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #picoftheday #photography #art #denver #colorado #broncos #graffiti #streettacos #foodtruck #purposedriven #encouragement #motivation
Some trials come into our life, get a little comfortable & stay for awhile before moving on...and if you're anything like me, you do your best to mask your distress and carry on about life the best that you can. I thank God for those few special friends who make those times bearable, bring joy & let me know I'm not alone. Besides, life's too short to go through with someone who isn't your best friend! #trials  #life  #igetbywithalittlehelpfrommyfriends  #them  #blessings  #friends  #family  #grateful  #blessed  #unpopulartruth  #about  #friendship  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #picoftheday  #photography  #art  #denver  #colorado  #broncos  #graffiti  #streettacos  #foodtruck  #purposedriven  #encouragement  #motivation 
He who finds a wife finds a good thing, And obtains favor from the Lord. ~ Proverbs 18:22

#wife #blessing #goodthing #favor #godgift #proverbs1822 #unpopulartruth #aboutloving #godsway #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #qotd #marriage #relationships #relationships101 #purposedriven #encouragement #motivation
#NEVER let someone tell you, how you should react to certain situations. Some people won’t understand your peace, if they’re not “PLUGGED IN” to the same source as you. 
If they knew better, they would know this: “Then, because you belong to Christ Jesus, God will bless you with peace that no one can completely understand. And this peace will control the way you think and feel.” ~ Philippians 4:7
❤️ #pluggedin #God #source #peace #strength #hope #love #wisdom #unpopulartruth #aboutliving #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #picoftheday #photography #art #muse #wcw #erykahbadu #mural #wall #deepellum #downtown #dallas #mydtd #purposedriven #encouragement #motivation
#NEVER  let someone tell you, how you should react to certain situations. Some people won’t understand your peace, if they’re not “PLUGGED IN” to the same source as you. If they knew better, they would know this: “Then, because you belong to Christ Jesus, God will bless you with peace that no one can completely understand. And this peace will control the way you think and feel.” ~ Philippians 4:7 ❤️ #pluggedin  #God  #source  #peace  #strength  #hope  #love  #wisdom  #unpopulartruth  #aboutliving  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #picoftheday  #photography  #art  #muse  #wcw  #erykahbadu  #mural  #wall  #deepellum  #downtown  #dallas  #mydtd  #purposedriven  #encouragement  #motivation 
“Yet we have but one God, the Father, who is the SOURCE of all things...” 1 Corinthians 8:6

#goodmorning #positivevibes #firstthingsfirst #God #thesource #resource #waymaker #provider #restorer #our #everything #unpopulartruth #aboutliving #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #qotd #purposedriven #motivation #encouragement
#WCW
THERE IS NOTHING MORE BEAUTIFUL about a woman who is indeed beautiful, yet she is clothed in dignity and self-respect. Her beauty is expounded more by her self-worth and humbling spirit.  A woman who cares more about the way she’s living, as opposed to the way she’s looking. A TRUE DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH. 
There is something intriguing about a woman who is set apart. A woman not satisfied with being great, but fulfilled in encouraging greatness in others.
There is something to be admired about a woman not obsessed with getting her own advantage, but forgets herself long enough to lend a helping hand. A woman not content with her own selfish ambition, but instead looks to the interests of others. (Philippians 2:4)
There's something notable about a woman with purpose. A woman who goes hard for what she cares about and could care less about what’s popular and trending. A woman not moved and influenced by the ways of the world.  A woman of quiet strength, yet boldly speaks the truth with love…educating, inspiring, motivating and encouraging others the best way she knows how.  Never underestimate a woman with a prayer and a plan, for she is strong. We need more of she, for she knows she was born “for such a time as this.” (Esther 4:14) To these women, who are recognizably different in nature..."Don't become weary in doing good, for at the proper time you will reap a harvest if you do not give up." (Galatians 6:9) 
#keeponkeepingon #beautiful #humble #notable #setapart #distinguished #virtuous #strong #influential #woman #unpopulartruth #aboutliving #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #picoftheday #photography #art #wall #mural #deepellum #downtown #dallas #dallasnights #eye #mydtd #purposedriven #motivation #encouragement
#WCW  THERE IS NOTHING MORE BEAUTIFUL about a woman who is indeed beautiful, yet she is clothed in dignity and self-respect. Her beauty is expounded more by her self-worth and humbling spirit. A woman who cares more about the way she’s living, as opposed to the way she’s looking. A TRUE DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH. There is something intriguing about a woman who is set apart. A woman not satisfied with being great, but fulfilled in encouraging greatness in others. There is something to be admired about a woman not obsessed with getting her own advantage, but forgets herself long enough to lend a helping hand. A woman not content with her own selfish ambition, but instead looks to the interests of others. (Philippians 2:4) There's something notable about a woman with purpose. A woman who goes hard for what she cares about and could care less about what’s popular and trending. A woman not moved and influenced by the ways of the world. A woman of quiet strength, yet boldly speaks the truth with love…educating, inspiring, motivating and encouraging others the best way she knows how. Never underestimate a woman with a prayer and a plan, for she is strong. We need more of she, for she knows she was born “for such a time as this.” (Esther 4:14) To these women, who are recognizably different in nature..."Don't become weary in doing good, for at the proper time you will reap a harvest if you do not give up." (Galatians 6:9) #keeponkeepingon  #beautiful  #humble  #notable  #setapart  #distinguished  #virtuous  #strong  #influential  #woman  #unpopulartruth  #aboutliving  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #picoftheday  #photography  #art  #wall  #mural  #deepellum  #downtown  #dallas  #dallasnights  #eye  #mydtd  #purposedriven  #motivation  #encouragement 
I don’t ever wonder if there’s better out there. 
1. It’s too late for all that. 
2. In my eyes, you are THE BEST

#day229 #love #notes #daily #affirmations #communication #challenge #reallife #married #relationship #chalkboard #art #memoirs #unpopularadvice #aboutloving #dating #marriage #friendship #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #theone #thebest #godsgift #forme #content
NOT ONE of us passes through this life without struggle. (James 1:2-4) 
I don’t know about you, but I consider any inner and internal growth, a blessing. 
The struggle is a part of our story and how we handle that part of our story, is how we grow and who we become. He never promised this life would be easy for us, but He gave us His promises in scripture to help us when we do struggle. "God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation..." (James 1:12) 
#situation #change #growth #growingpains #hanginthere #keepthefaith #letpatiencehaveherperfectwork #struggle #blessing #unpopulartruth #aboutliving #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #qotd #patienceisavirtue #trusttheprocess #purposedriven #encouragement #motivation
NOT ONE of us passes through this life without struggle. (James 1:2-4) I don’t know about you, but I consider any inner and internal growth, a blessing. The struggle is a part of our story and how we handle that part of our story, is how we grow and who we become. He never promised this life would be easy for us, but He gave us His promises in scripture to help us when we do struggle. "God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation..." (James 1:12) #situation  #change  #growth  #growingpains  #hanginthere  #keepthefaith  #letpatiencehaveherperfectwork  #struggle  #blessing  #unpopulartruth  #aboutliving  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #qotd  #patienceisavirtue  #trusttheprocess  #purposedriven  #encouragement  #motivation 
Just a friendly reminder: 
When HE's moving you up, there will be loss...
things that aren't necessary for the climb, 
things that you've gotten attached to, but will weigh you down, 
people that neither understand or support your anointing. 
Trust the process. 
He is faithful to His promises. 
And when you get to where He's taking you, what you've gained will be far greater than what was lost.

#friendlyreminder #elevation #growth #simplicity #trusttheprocess #keepthefaith #yourlatterwillbegreater #promises #unpopulartruth #aboutliving #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #picoftheday #photography #art #rainyday #downtown #dallas #mydtd #cityscape #akard #mainstreet #purposedriven #motivation #encouragement
Just a friendly reminder: When HE's moving you up, there will be loss... things that aren't necessary for the climb, things that you've gotten attached to, but will weigh you down, people that neither understand or support your anointing. Trust the process. He is faithful to His promises. And when you get to where He's taking you, what you've gained will be far greater than what was lost. #friendlyreminder  #elevation  #growth  #simplicity  #trusttheprocess  #keepthefaith  #yourlatterwillbegreater  #promises  #unpopulartruth  #aboutliving  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #picoftheday  #photography  #art  #rainyday  #downtown  #dallas  #mydtd  #cityscape  #akard  #mainstreet  #purposedriven  #motivation  #encouragement 
Why do people make the statement: “If you knew better, you’d do better”? Because I look around and see a plethora of adults who really do know better, but that’s about the gist of it.
If you’re one to say: “I want something different.”, it’s pretty obvious you haven’t been too happy with the same. However, saying you want something different, and actually WANTING something different to the point that it WILLS and URGES you to create a “different” atmosphere, is something different altogether.
WHAT YOU DO speaks so loud, that I cannot hear what you say.  You say you want better, and yet you haven’t changed YOU. Instead, you hope on hope that you won’t have to change, to experience a change. Andddddddd still, nothing changes. You get what you get, because you love the same, MORE than you love the work and sacrifice of wanting something different.
I say it all the time, you reap what you sow. If you want different, sow different. When you’re really tired of the same, the thought of gaining more than you’re giving up will enable you to change your excuses, but until then, it’s all lip service.
#wise #grow #change #fools #staythesame #ignorance #comfortzone #growth #essential #youreapwhatyousow #unpopulartruth #aboutliving #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #qotd #lipservice #purposedriven #encouragement #motivation
Why do people make the statement: “If you knew better, you’d do better”? Because I look around and see a plethora of adults who really do know better, but that’s about the gist of it. If you’re one to say: “I want something different.”, it’s pretty obvious you haven’t been too happy with the same. However, saying you want something different, and actually WANTING something different to the point that it WILLS and URGES you to create a “different” atmosphere, is something different altogether. WHAT YOU DO speaks so loud, that I cannot hear what you say. You say you want better, and yet you haven’t changed YOU. Instead, you hope on hope that you won’t have to change, to experience a change. Andddddddd still, nothing changes. You get what you get, because you love the same, MORE than you love the work and sacrifice of wanting something different. I say it all the time, you reap what you sow. If you want different, sow different. When you’re really tired of the same, the thought of gaining more than you’re giving up will enable you to change your excuses, but until then, it’s all lip service. #wise  #grow  #change  #fools  #staythesame  #ignorance  #comfortzone  #growth  #essential  #youreapwhatyousow  #unpopulartruth  #aboutliving  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #qotd  #lipservice  #purposedriven  #encouragement  #motivation 
Social trends, memes, and every day posts from every day people (the ignorant and the intellectual) will have y’all thinking there’s no good left in this world, so why don’t we feed our every lust and desire and who cares who we step on along the way. 
Don’t get caught up in the hype, because there’s a lot of it out there. That’s just a lazy excuse for people who don’t want to do the work. People who don’t want to do the work, never see the fruits of the labor. So what do they know anyway?
Love is labor. It is what separates the strong from the weak. Regardless of what it may LOOK like, there is an abundance of good people out in the world who are humble, who are giving, who are selfless, who have SELF-CONTROL, who are SELF-DISCIPLINED, who care about the things that matter most. There are people who will say NO to themselves for the happiness of someone else. 
For every negative post you see about relationships and marriages and monogamy, there is a happy, thriving, healthy, prospering relationship.  You can believe the hype if you want, but I know better.

#selfish #excuse #dontbelievethehype #good #relationships #marriages #people #monogamy #exists #unpopulartruth #aboutloving #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #picoftheday #photography #art #couple #lakeside #bikeride #rest #purposedriven #encouragement #motivation
Social trends, memes, and every day posts from every day people (the ignorant and the intellectual) will have y’all thinking there’s no good left in this world, so why don’t we feed our every lust and desire and who cares who we step on along the way. Don’t get caught up in the hype, because there’s a lot of it out there. That’s just a lazy excuse for people who don’t want to do the work. People who don’t want to do the work, never see the fruits of the labor. So what do they know anyway? Love is labor. It is what separates the strong from the weak. Regardless of what it may LOOK like, there is an abundance of good people out in the world who are humble, who are giving, who are selfless, who have SELF-CONTROL, who are SELF-DISCIPLINED, who care about the things that matter most. There are people who will say NO to themselves for the happiness of someone else. For every negative post you see about relationships and marriages and monogamy, there is a happy, thriving, healthy, prospering relationship. You can believe the hype if you want, but I know better. #selfish  #excuse  #dontbelievethehype  #good  #relationships  #marriages  #people  #monogamy  #exists  #unpopulartruth  #aboutloving  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #picoftheday  #photography  #art  #couple  #lakeside  #bikeride  #rest  #purposedriven  #encouragement  #motivation 
If #patience were easy, it wouldn’t be a virtue. Sometimes what God does for us in the #waiting is more important than what we’re waiting for. God has a #plan for your life. He knows exactly where He has you at this moment and what He is orchestrating for the next one. He had you in mind when He created the world and He has you in mind as He looks over it now.
With each breath spent, each passing minute of the clock, each “X” scribbled over yesterdays on the calendar, we move forward with the knowledge that God has a plan. His ways are higher than ours and His plans are greater than any we can imagine. He doesn’t ask us to reach deadlines or meet milestones, He just asks that we #trust Him. He knows what He is doing and He knows what is #best for us. Keep welcoming the #time He gives and unfolding the plan He has.
Challenge:
Your life may not be working exactly how you’ve planned, but believing in God also requires trusting in God. You were made for this time, for this day, for this moment. You were made to walk these streets, wander these paths, to live this life. Every small detail of your life was created by the Master Orchestrator who has aligned each second of your life to unfold in His perfect plan. Do you believe that? Do you trust that God knows what He is doing and what the future holds for your life? Stop holding on to the “what-ifs.” God allows things to happen for a reason. Trust in the assurance of God picking and choosing even the smallest details of your life. Rest in the thought of Him choosing the best for you and hold out for the time you get to feel it in your heart. Pray that God would give you patience and know that even when He tells us to wait, He doesn’t expect us to wait alone. 
#keepthefaith #trusttheprocess #growth #transition #unpopulartruth #aboutliving #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #qotd #hanginthere #yourtimeiscoming #change #purposedriven #encouragement #motivation
If #patience  were easy, it wouldn’t be a virtue. Sometimes what God does for us in the #waiting  is more important than what we’re waiting for. God has a #plan  for your life. He knows exactly where He has you at this moment and what He is orchestrating for the next one. He had you in mind when He created the world and He has you in mind as He looks over it now. With each breath spent, each passing minute of the clock, each “X” scribbled over yesterdays on the calendar, we move forward with the knowledge that God has a plan. His ways are higher than ours and His plans are greater than any we can imagine. He doesn’t ask us to reach deadlines or meet milestones, He just asks that we #trust  Him. He knows what He is doing and He knows what is #best  for us. Keep welcoming the #time  He gives and unfolding the plan He has. Challenge: Your life may not be working exactly how you’ve planned, but believing in God also requires trusting in God. You were made for this time, for this day, for this moment. You were made to walk these streets, wander these paths, to live this life. Every small detail of your life was created by the Master Orchestrator who has aligned each second of your life to unfold in His perfect plan. Do you believe that? Do you trust that God knows what He is doing and what the future holds for your life? Stop holding on to the “what-ifs.” God allows things to happen for a reason. Trust in the assurance of God picking and choosing even the smallest details of your life. Rest in the thought of Him choosing the best for you and hold out for the time you get to feel it in your heart. Pray that God would give you patience and know that even when He tells us to wait, He doesn’t expect us to wait alone. #keepthefaith  #trusttheprocess  #growth  #transition  #unpopulartruth  #aboutliving  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #qotd  #hanginthere  #yourtimeiscoming  #change  #purposedriven  #encouragement  #motivation 
Yes…there is beauty to be found in being in a relationship with someone, BUT ONLY WHEN TWO PEOPLE ARE READY TO INVEST their HEART, invest their TIME and invest WORK into something of that magnitude, because relationships with all their selflessness and selfishness, pain and pleasure are a big deal. 
If relationships were easy, everyone would be in one. 
Yet, until that appointed time, there is so much more beauty to be found in being alone.
Being alone can prepare us for a greater good in our future. Being alone can “quiet the noise” and bring us peace. It gives us time to invest in other areas of our lives that need development and growth, but even more so, the best part of being alone is falling in love with “YOU”…that’s the beauty in it.

#beauty #singleness #blessing #loving #you #personaldevelopment #growth #mindset #preparation #relationships #unpopulartruth #aboutloving #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #picoftheday #photography #art #smile #dallas #westvillage #micocina #patio #themagnolia #purposedriven #encouragement #motivation
Yes…there is beauty to be found in being in a relationship with someone, BUT ONLY WHEN TWO PEOPLE ARE READY TO INVEST their HEART, invest their TIME and invest WORK into something of that magnitude, because relationships with all their selflessness and selfishness, pain and pleasure are a big deal. If relationships were easy, everyone would be in one. Yet, until that appointed time, there is so much more beauty to be found in being alone. Being alone can prepare us for a greater good in our future. Being alone can “quiet the noise” and bring us peace. It gives us time to invest in other areas of our lives that need development and growth, but even more so, the best part of being alone is falling in love with “YOU”…that’s the beauty in it. #beauty  #singleness  #blessing  #loving  #you  #personaldevelopment  #growth  #mindset  #preparation  #relationships  #unpopulartruth  #aboutloving  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #picoftheday  #photography  #art  #smile  #dallas  #westvillage  #micocina  #patio  #themagnolia  #purposedriven  #encouragement  #motivation 
We all are facing one thing or another, needing to be patience for one thing or another. So whatever that is for you...”But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” - James 1:4
#day226 #love #notes #daily #affirmations #communication #challenge #reallife #married #relationship #chalkboard #art #memoirs #unpopularadvice #aboutloving #dating #marriage #friendship #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #speaklife #buildup #soulfood #wordstoliveby #growth
We all are facing one thing or another, needing to be patience for one thing or another. So whatever that is for you...”But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” - James 1:4 #day226  #love  #notes  #daily  #affirmations  #communication  #challenge  #reallife  #married  #relationship  #chalkboard  #art  #memoirs  #unpopularadvice  #aboutloving  #dating  #marriage  #friendship  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #speaklife  #buildup  #soulfood  #wordstoliveby  #growth 
It’s sad that we more readily understand the value that things hold for us AFTER they’ve been removed from our lives. We too often miss our blessings because we are constantly preoccupying ourselves with things we don’t have and experiences we are missing out on, instead of being appreciative and grateful for everything we have and everything we are going to receive. 
We don’t always appreciate how blessed we are or how good we have it. It’s more common than not, to forget the importance and value of the very things that deserve our thought and gratitude…UNTIL they are taken from us.
We live in a culture of insatiable appetites for the shallow and material things of the world and it’s becoming harder to find those that aren’t looking for their next “happiness high” instead of finding the simplicity of contentment in the here and now to be enough (not to be confused with complacency).
We need to renew our awareness of the things in life we have become so accustomed to, and stop wasting time thinking about the things we don’t have. More often than not, we will find that the things that truly provide happiness, are usually right in front of us we need to continuously remind ourselves of where we’d be without them.

#be #grateful #appreciate #countem #living #breathing #blessings #first #contentment #gratitude #thebestthingsinlife #arentthings #happiness #whereyouare #unpopulartruth #aboutliving #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #qotd #wordstoliveby #purposedriven #encouragement #motivation #love #now
It’s sad that we more readily understand the value that things hold for us AFTER they’ve been removed from our lives. We too often miss our blessings because we are constantly preoccupying ourselves with things we don’t have and experiences we are missing out on, instead of being appreciative and grateful for everything we have and everything we are going to receive. We don’t always appreciate how blessed we are or how good we have it. It’s more common than not, to forget the importance and value of the very things that deserve our thought and gratitude…UNTIL they are taken from us. We live in a culture of insatiable appetites for the shallow and material things of the world and it’s becoming harder to find those that aren’t looking for their next “happiness high” instead of finding the simplicity of contentment in the here and now to be enough (not to be confused with complacency). We need to renew our awareness of the things in life we have become so accustomed to, and stop wasting time thinking about the things we don’t have. More often than not, we will find that the things that truly provide happiness, are usually right in front of us we need to continuously remind ourselves of where we’d be without them. #be  #grateful  #appreciate  #countem  #living  #breathing  #blessings  #first  #contentment  #gratitude  #thebestthingsinlife  #arentthings  #happiness  #whereyouare  #unpopulartruth  #aboutliving  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #qotd  #wordstoliveby  #purposedriven  #encouragement  #motivation  #love  #now 
Couple of things... We may not be able to see past our hurt at a particular time in our life, but everything happens for a reason and serves a purpose. There will be an end to that particular pain and at that end, there will be a new beginning of joy. 
In matters of people sinning against us, we may not be able to see the consequences afforded our perpetrators, but God is a just God, know that there are consequences for ALL our actions. 
Lastly, we are most vulnerable to attack from the enemy when we are distracted and at our weakest, so pray fervently and don't let anything steal your joy. God will replace in abundance, all that was stolen from you.

#firstthingsfirst #God #everythinghappensforareason #pain #thistooshallpass #trusttheprocess #purpose #growth #pray #godwillrestore #unpopularadvice #aboutliving #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #picoftheday #photography #art #portrait #fedora #purposedriven #motivation #encouragement
Couple of things... We may not be able to see past our hurt at a particular time in our life, but everything happens for a reason and serves a purpose. There will be an end to that particular pain and at that end, there will be a new beginning of joy. In matters of people sinning against us, we may not be able to see the consequences afforded our perpetrators, but God is a just God, know that there are consequences for ALL our actions. Lastly, we are most vulnerable to attack from the enemy when we are distracted and at our weakest, so pray fervently and don't let anything steal your joy. God will replace in abundance, all that was stolen from you. #firstthingsfirst  #God  #everythinghappensforareason  #pain  #thistooshallpass  #trusttheprocess  #purpose  #growth  #pray  #godwillrestore  #unpopularadvice  #aboutliving  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #picoftheday  #photography  #art  #portrait  #fedora  #purposedriven  #motivation  #encouragement 
“...Baby smile today
Cuz I been imaginin’ more ways
I’m gonna luv u better
And your friends will see it too
Just when you think there’s nothing else I can do
I’m gonna luv you better...”
(In my best LL Cool J voice) 😎

#day225 #love #notes #daily #affirmations #communication #challenge #reallife #married #relationship #chalkboard #art #memoirs #unpopularadvice #aboutloving #dating #marriage #friendship #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #loveyou #better #nowplaying #inmyhead #llcoolj
“...Baby smile today Cuz I been imaginin’ more ways I’m gonna luv u better And your friends will see it too Just when you think there’s nothing else I can do I’m gonna luv you better...” (In my best LL Cool J voice) 😎 #day225  #love  #notes  #daily  #affirmations  #communication  #challenge  #reallife  #married  #relationship  #chalkboard  #art  #memoirs  #unpopularadvice  #aboutloving  #dating  #marriage  #friendship  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #loveyou  #better  #nowplaying  #inmyhead  #llcoolj 
We all find ourselves in the dark at times, even in our faith. Discouragement, fear, uncertainty, and struggle can make the dark hard to navigate through sometimes, slowing us down and even paralyzing us. It can feel like a lonely place. When you get to this place, try to remember... 1. Keep moving. Doing nothing is not an option (If you're going through hell, don't stop). 2. Go towards the light (reach out and connect with fellow faithers-they'll offer something to make the dark easier to navigate through). 3. Remember what you last heard God say (Don't forget in the dark, what you heard in the light). 4. Never give up! 
#uncomfortzone #thestruggle #growth #trusttheprocess #faith #keepgoing #gotowardsthelight #remember #Godspromises #dontgiveup #faithittilyoumakeit #unpopularadvice #aboutliving #in #unpopularculture #unfamoussomebody #qotd #words #wordsofwisdom #wordstoliveby #purposedriven #encouragement #motivation
We all find ourselves in the dark at times, even in our faith. Discouragement, fear, uncertainty, and struggle can make the dark hard to navigate through sometimes, slowing us down and even paralyzing us. It can feel like a lonely place. When you get to this place, try to remember... 1. Keep moving. Doing nothing is not an option (If you're going through hell, don't stop). 2. Go towards the light (reach out and connect with fellow faithers-they'll offer something to make the dark easier to navigate through). 3. Remember what you last heard God say (Don't forget in the dark, what you heard in the light). 4. Never give up! #uncomfortzone  #thestruggle  #growth  #trusttheprocess  #faith  #keepgoing  #gotowardsthelight  #remember  #Godspromises  #dontgiveup  #faithittilyoumakeit  #unpopularadvice  #aboutliving  #in  #unpopularculture  #unfamoussomebody  #qotd  #words  #wordsofwisdom  #wordstoliveby  #purposedriven  #encouragement  #motivation