Accept Who You Are

Be the best you can be, not the best, someone else you can be.

Stop trying to be what you’re not, by comparing yourself with someone else. You can’t be anyone else, and no one else can be you.

Accept who you are. You are a masterpiece – fearfully and wonderfully made!

Psalm 139:14 (KJV) – I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

No One Can Tell

If we pick at scars before they heal, they’re painful, adds more scarring, and takes longer to heal. Once healed, we can still tell there was a scar there.

When we allow our scars to heal on their own, we can barely see there was a scar, after a period of time.

Just the same, when you handle your battles yourself, you go through all kinds of pain and heartache. In the end, there are noticeable scars left on your heart that takes longer to heal, and in some cases, relationships that never mend.

When you let God fight your battles, no one can tell that you are going through, or even, went through a battle.

Don’t allow your battles to make you look like what you’ve been through.

Exodus 14:14 (KJV) – the Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

Deuteronomy 20:4 (KJV) – for the Lord your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.

Forgive Me God I Don’t Have Time

Father God, please hear my prayer. Forgive me, I don’t have time to spend with you. But when I need you, please be there for me.

We have so much time for everything, but God. Yet, we want God to have time for us.

When it’s your time to meet him face to face, you don’t want to hear; go away from me, I never knew you.

James 4:8 (KJV) – draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

Matthew 7: 23 (KJV) – and then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

I Can’t Forgive

No matter what someone has done wrong to us, we find it hard to forgive them. Some things, we feel, are just not forgiveable.

No matter what, we are to forgive others, or we will not be forgiven by our Heavenly Father.

Forgive others. It’s not for them, it’s for you.

Mark 11:26 (KJV) – but if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

The Greatest Gift Ever

We receive all kinds of gifts. Some we cherish more than others. But, there’s a gift that has been given to all of us, that can’t compare to any gift ever given, or will be given. A gift that most don’t cherish, or even consider. That’s the gift of God’s only begotten Son – Jesus Christ.

He gave you the greatest gift ever! The gift of eternity. He died for you, so that you may live.

You can never repay his gift that has been given to you. But, can you give back by choosing to believe in him. He chose you.

John 3:16 (KJV) – for God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 15:16 (KJV) – ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that you fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

Enjoy Your Life

There are so many who feel guilty for treating themselves to something. Or, will do for others first, and not do for themselves.

It is the gift of God for us to enjoy the good of all of our labor. He wants us to enjoy our lives!

Enjoy your life! It is God’s gift to you!

Ecclesiastes 3:13 (KJV) – and also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.

I Am My Neighbor

When we see opportunities to help someone, only to benefit ourselves, to get something back in return, we are saying; “I am my neighbor”. We’re only thinking about ourselves. This is not an act of kindness. We have eyes, but they only see inward.

We are to love our neighbors as ourselves. When our eyes are focused on someone else’s needs, without wanting anything in return, we show mercy, compassion, and grace towards them. We are loving our neighbor.

If you find yourself stumbling, ask yourself; “are my eyes turned outside in?”.

Am I my neighbor?

Matthew 19:19 (KJV) – honor thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Don’t Want To Fail

We hide behind fear because we either, don’t want to fail, believe we will fail, or worried about what others think.

What God has put in your heart to do, he has already went before you, set the stage for you, and equipped you to do it.

Do it, and expose your faith.

Deuteronomy 31:8 (KJV) – and the Lord, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.