Not every hand that reaches for you is there to help you up or cheer for your successes. Praise God for those who are there to help.
Some hands push you down and clap when you fall. Those who are glad when you are hurting are also hurting very much inside. They are the ones who may need more love and God says to pray for our enemies. (I’ve tried it. It’s good therapy.)
When someone is happy when you fail, it’s probably not about you at all. When you realize someone else’s brokenness is what makes them jealous of you, it’s easier to see that it’s not about you. I believe if people really knew you, they’d like you.
There is something beautiful about letting our masks fall off. Nobody’s perfect. And those who claim they are – are kidding themselves.
2015 may be a good time to get real (and this includes being real with yourself.)
God made you beautiful. Sometimes the beauty gets covered in ashes but the good news is God can take those ashes and He can make all things new.
The thing about those skeletons in our closets…
We can leave them there, stinking, rotting, weighing on our hearts, and eating up our stomachs (and at our relationships)
We can give them to God and ask Him to help us. He can take those events (i.e. skeletons) and make something very beautiful out of them.
Many times these are the very things God uses to make a new ministry. He makes all things new. He will do a new thing in you.
Cast your burdens (those weights that we carry for years and years and years) on Jesus, because He cares for you.
Here’s a way to start, “God, Please take this. I’ve been carrying it a long time and sometimes I feel like…”