Archive for October, 2013

How I’m Loving You

I love you with all of my heart” I’ve heard that line so much in life that the significance is starting to fade. I’d say even though it is an overused phrase, it’s still sweet and pure. My beautiful niece would always say, “Aunt Wanda, I love you to my heart!” I found myself correcting her by saying, “I love you with ALL of my heart.” She’s memorable, and most conversations with her are just as memorable. And since I overthink things, I got to thinking: Should we love flesh with all of our heart. This would mean handing our all over to the very thing that we know will fail. Humans fail many times, we change, situations change, etc. I love my family and friends a great deal. My family and friends have all in some way annoyed me or unintentionally hurt my feelings from time to time. But, I choose to love them anyway, always and forever.

Broken-heart

Hypothetically speaking, What if they decided to walk away from me? What if the guy that I’ve been dating decides he doesn’t love me anymore, but he wants to “date other people” or just move on? What if my closest friend changes dramatically and doesn’t have time for me anymore thus leaving room for love to simply fade away as we “grow apart”? Again, hypothetically speaking. Because these people love me and I know it. How great it is to be loved! A blood line doesn’t make you MY family member. I couldn’t care less about a blood line. Family to me is a gift that God gave to me and they accepted me as a gift as well. My friends were picked with extra care, in some weird way they reminded me of myself. They made me laugh, shared most of the same thoughts and followed the same moral code. So, we have a mutual agreement to put up with each other, I guess. But, even so, they could still leave me, hurt me, but how can they destroy me?

They all can destroy me IF I decide to give them my WHOLE heart.  And, I’m not allowing that to happen. God never instructed us to love anyone other than HIM with our whole heart. Not even ourselves. “Deny yourself, pick up your cross, and follow me.” Because I love him with my whole heart I will do just that. But, when I’m dealing with flesh, other humans I can’t imagine completely forgetting my identity, denying myself constantly, giving them my all just to love them. I love these people with all my…wait. I love these people to my heart. It just wouldn’t be right to do the opposite of what God instructed. How dare I give you my all? Then, when or if you leave what do I have left? Who am I now, how do I go on with nothing? How do I go on with nothing, I have no pieces to even gather.

What’s the main difference in giving my whole heart and allowing someone to have a place in my heart? No, it’s not just in the phrasing. When you give your whole heart you’re giving someone the chance to completely destroy you, your identity, your everything. When you offer someone a place in your heart you can still get hurt, but though you may hurt you aren’t destroyed. I heard someone say. “Though it may hurt you, it did not harm you.” It’s easier to fill a void than it is to completely restore the entire thing. Am I right? There’s a reason for his specific instructions on loving HIM with your whole heart.  Feel free to share your thoughts.

I love you to my heart, meaning I love you. That’s it, that’s all. I love you, and you hold a special place in my heart. But, my heart, my all will forever belong to the creator, the mender of broken hearts, the healer, the protector, the one that died for me…the one that’ll protect me, forever and always. He has my heart.

Matthew 22:37-39

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38. This is the first and great commandment. 39. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Brokenhearted? Troubled? Hurting?

2 Corinthians 4:8-9

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair 9. Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

I love you all to my heart (kiddie version)
I love you and You hold a special place in my heart (love after dark, if you know what I’m saying) Just kidding…but you’ll get the picture. Guard you hearts

20 Life Lessons You Get From Having Anxiety & Being A Worrier

Uh, a bit too relatable. It’s like this guy is living in my head. It’s just as awesome as the puns I’ve reblogged, 🙂 What else do you have to do, read this and the puns. I like lists so much!

Thought Catalog

1. According to the disturbing worst-case scenarios it regularly cooks up, your imagination is much crueler than the universe and actual life tend to be.

2. Sometimes you’ve got to look out for your own comfort in social situations. That’s why I excuse myself to the restroom during icebreakers and I’m habitually late to things because I didn’t want to be a little bit early. This B.J. Novak tweet sums it up:

3. Our bodies do a lot of random, weird things and have unexplainable tendencies, but every headache isn’t a tumor, Arnold and every cough isn’t a symptom of lung cancer, Walt.

4. Although you may never stop striving for it, perfection is pretty non-existent. Aside from like, Rashida Jones and DiGiorno Pizza cooked in a properly…

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You Alone

You alone are enough…you have nothing to prove to anybody. Maya Angelou

Its Friday, Act Like It- Take A Seat, Make A fRIEND!

I’m always going to love this video. It will literally make your heart smile, trust me!

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Helpful Hints!

Do not spend your money on unnecessary things. Do not rely on your money. I agree money does talk, but at the same time remember you can lose your money in the blink of an eye. “Make the money, but don’t let the money make you.” God gives us the ability to gain wealth, and he gives and takes away. Do not be so in love with your money that you become someone you shouldn’t. (Read- Deuteronomy 8:18) (1 Timothy 6:10) (Ecclesiastes 10:19)

If someone does you wrong, it is going to hurt you. You may cry, and it’s okay to cry. Learn something from that person, and do move on. Some people are not meant to be in our lives forever. Some people are being used by your enemy, and some people are plain stupid. Yes, stupid. But, that isn’t your problem, and you do not have the cure to their stupidity. Loyalty is a beautiful thing, and so is love, but if it is always hurting you, I have one word for you: MOVE. Yes, move and don’t look back. In the moment you’ll want to retaliate and get revenge, but it isn’t your battle. God will take care of the person much greater. You may not see it right away as you’d like, but trust Him to follow through. God will fight for you, and He has prayed for you, so you’ll be okay. (Luke 22:32), (2 Chronicles 20:1-29)

 

That person that hurts you to the core, if they apologize, here is one word: Forgiveness. Forgive them, it isn’t always easy, but still do it. Life isn’t easy, but you still want to live don’t you? Be merciful, but don’t be stupid. Your heart is not a toy. Protect yourself and guard your heart, if you don’t who will? If God told you to do it, it must be good for you. Don’t be bitter, just move on. You’ll be fine, sweet thing. (Ephesians 4:13), (Luke 6:36), (Colossians 3:13)

 

Have a few close friends, but associate with many people. It is beneficial to have people in your corner. Be kind to everyone, no matter how much it hurts. “Out of every 12 there is one Judas!” Don’t accept every smiling face as your friend, choose wisely. Pick your friends carefully, and the friends that you have, treat them right. It’s hard to regain a friend once you’ve lost them. (Proverbs 18:19).

 

Don’t be lazy. It’s that simple. Don’t be lazy, you’ll regret it. Don’t be lazy, work for what you want. Don’t look for handouts, make it happen. You’re setting yourself up for failure. And it won’t be anyone’s fault but your own. (Proverbs 10:4) (Proverbs 6:6).

Remind yourself that you reap what you sow. Remind yourself not to be weary in well doing. Remind yourself that things work out. Remind yourself that though it may hurt you, it didn’t harm you, and you’re still here. When you fall down, get up. You’re awesome. God will always love you!

 

 I’ll add more periodically :-). These aren’t rules, they are helpful hints.

The thing that …

The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.

Anna Quindlen

23 Things No One Cares About But You

Thought Catalog

1. Thinking that the people watching you cross the street from inside their cars are judging your face, clothing or the way you walk

2. Worrying what people think of your Facebook cover photo

3. Thinking you’re causing sidewalk congestion by moving to the side to check your phone even though you’re not sure what else to do

4. Shame that you messed up the dinner you made for yourself last night, meaning you’re not ready to be an adult

5. Worrying people are wondering what’s up when you change seats on the subway, or think you’re a snob or a jerk or judging them

6. Thinking people are still not sure about you after a stupid joke you made a zillion years ago

7. Accidentally making eye contact with a stranger more than once, meaning you’re a creep

8. That the shirt you’re wearing doesn’t fit exactly right, but…

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