Monday Inspiration: April 11, 2016

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By: Gabriela Yareliz

This week is going to be like climbing a mountain. Monday was the “strap-on-the-backpack” day. And how about those taxes? *eyes as big as tomatoes*

Adulting is hard. Learning things and trying to figure out life when you don’t quite understand what the heck you are doing… That requires bravery, my friends. We must be brave to keep pressing on when we don’t know exactly where the road is going. We know it’s somewhere good, though.

I was reminded today, of this girl I met when I was a little girl. She had a bunch of trinkets and pins that I admired, and one day, when I was over at her house, she not only shared with me but insisted that I keep a pin. I insisted on having her keep her pin, but she was generous and pointed out to me that she had many pins. I was delighted. On the car ride home, I watched the sun glimmer off of the cool little pin that had been gifted to me. I still remember that feeling.

We are often blessed with so much. It’s so important to share what we have. It’s amazing to give and amazing to be on the receiving end. We’ll all experience both, at some point. This is a call to be more intentional in giving. We can’t really control or expect when we will be recipients, but we can make the effort to be the one who gives.

Give. As we give pieces of ourselves, we will not be forgotten.

Wishing you an amazing week!

And always, expect miracles.

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“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
Howard Thurman

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“I will not find the desire within me to seek God, He must instill within my soul a longing, and out of that longing must be a ready and willing heart to obey. If I ask God to guide me, He will make it clear that He has been here all along, and in that revealing of Himself, I can step out of my boat and walk toward Him. This faith that I hope to live, is not me building it, but God shaping and changing it daily; for He is making something inside of me that will be known for all eternity, and that thing that He is doing must be surrendered up to Christ so that His kingdom can be expanded. My whole life must be one repeated prayer of ‘Not my will, but Yours be done.’ until my final breath.”
T.B. LaBerge // Jesus, His Grace, and the Gospel.

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“I am in love, and out of it I will not go.”
The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis

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“The ache of wishes not fulfilled can consume you if you think that life is about your expectations. Don’t you know that life is more than plans not achieved? Life is so much bigger than that, life is meant to be lived not just planned. Let go, love and give yourself room to grow, that ache does not define you.”
T.B. LaBerge // Go Now

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“I think there is a certain age, for women, when you become fearless. It may be a different age for every woman, I don’t know. It’s not that you stop fearing things: I’m still afraid of heights, for example. Or rather, of falling — heights aren’t the problem. But you stop fearing life itself. It’s when you become fearless in that way that you decide to live. Perhaps it’s when you come to the realization that the point of life isn’t to be rich, or secure, or even to be loved — to be any of the things that people usually think is the point. The point of life is to live as deeply as possible, to experience fully. And that can be done in so many ways.” Theodora Goss

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“A man who focuses on the dark, when holding a lantern, instead of what the light provides, is bound to trip and fall. We must not look into the corners of darkness when we have the light of truth in our lives, for we are called into the light of God and that is the only source that will guide us, and others, home. ”
T.B. LaBerge // Go Now

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“God often waits until we’re out of ideas before He lets us know His plans. He competes for our hearts, not our attention .” Bob Goff

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“The world breaks everyone, but afterward, many are strong in broken places.” Ernest Hemingway

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“No matter how your day is going, you are growing. Repeat to yourself, ‘I am growing. I am learning. I am being. I am. That is enough.”
(via creative-storm)

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