“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Matthew 14:25-31 NIV
Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
You know there is that saying that you can be the ripest. most juicy peach in the world and you’re still going to meet people who don’t like peaches? Well that is the kind of day I’m having.
And it makes you question whether you should be a peach at all, or just be an apple even though every other person loves them some peaches. I just hope that everyone who loves peaches doesn’t just tell me to be more of an apple just in case I need to turn into a fruit salad at a later date. I’m learning to love myself as a peach instead of faking being a plumb, I shouldn’t need to conform just so someone else will find me delicious. They just need to respect me when they see me with all my peaches at the fruit store and then go hang with the apples…ya know?
It’s been a long day and my brain hurts. I need to be more confident in who I am and less guilty about not making everyone happy…because I know that not everyone spends as much time worrying if they are making me happy. And they’re not making me happy today that’s for sure.
2 years self harm free and let me tell you there will still be days when you come home and cry…but it is so much better than feeling nothing everyday and letting happiness pass you by. And I just made that rhyme without meaning to. Go me!
Just because you’re in the minority doesn’t mean you’re in the right
Think of recovery like a bicycle. When you ride your bicycle down your path to recovery and you fall off, you don’t fall off and go back to the beginning. You fall off having traveled further from where you started, and that part of your journey needs to be appreciated. However, you are not at your destination, so you get back on your bicycle and keep going. You’re getting stronger the more you pedal.
"The most miserable Christians, the most miserable in the church, are the ones who don’t serve, because they are living contrary to their Spiritual DNA"- John Bevre
For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. - Mark 10:45
Let me encourage you to SERVE every opportunity you are given and to serve faithfully. Use your gifts and skills to serve those around you and serve the body of Christ.
I need to stop finding my value in what other people think of me. My value doesn’t come from opinion.
I want you to imagine a ten year old version of yourself sitting right there on this couch. Now this is the little girl who first believed that she was fat, and ugly, and an embarrassment.
This is groundbreaking
I JUST learned that you can reblog your own posts like why did no one tell me you call yourselves my followers