God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will; That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him Forever in the next. Amen
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths.
“Do you know that the harder thing to do and the right thing to do are usually the same thing? Nothing that has meaning is easy. The most important things in your life are the things worth struggling and fighting for.”—
“Besides, who would patch old clothing with new cloth? For the new patch would shrink and rip away from the old cloth, leaving an even bigger tear than before. - Mark 2:21”—If you want to change, you must start anew. Completely cast of your darkened soul and accept a new heart of love from Christ. Let God work through you so you will be pure in our depraved world, and most importantly, stay pure with strength in this world of temptation. Faith always triumphs. Have faith in your Lord. Have faith in yourself. Have faith in everyone around you, no matter how much they hurt you. Forgiveness is the first step to a pure heart.
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. When you are seeking to bring big plans to fruition, it is important with whom you regularly associate. Hang out with friends who are like-minded and who are also designing purpose-filled lives. Similarly, be that kind of a friend for your friends.”— Mark Twain (via artpixie)
It is so easy to criticize, so easy to condemn. Anyone can refuse, anyone can say ‘no.’ It takes no sacrifice, no character, no responsibility to say ‘no.’ But saying ‘yes,’ saying ‘Yes, I do believe’ or ‘Yes, I choose to have faith over skepticism.’ Now that’s not easy. That takes courage, strength, commitment, adherence, perseverance, and accountability. To have faith and to believe is one of the hardest things to do. But in the uncertainty of life, you can choose to doubt or to have faith. You can choose to live easy or live strong. You can choose to live in the death of negativity or in the life of hope. I choose to have faith. I choose to breathe life.
“If I could tell the world just one thing
It would be that we’re all OK
And not to worry ‘cause worry is wasteful
And useless in times like these
I won’t be made useless
I won’t be idle with despair
I will gather myself around my faith
For light does the darkness most fear.”—
“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.”—