Whom is it about?

When you face difficult times, you should see the things sorrounding you as objectively as possible… But…

Sometimes our need to fulfill what we lack is so big that we tend to see the scale inclined in our favor (or against us? It depends on how you see it). If you are somehow like me, you will try to explore the possibility that it is your idea, that it might be controlable, that, perhaps, others might be right and you are wrong… Just before you realize that you were right since the beginning. (This is not for the sake of being right, it goes beyond that, it means you are risking your own principles and core values.)

But you know what? Sometimes, it is not about you, sometimes you WILL BE RIGHT and you will have to defend your position because it will determine your future steps. Worst case scenario, nobody will see you are right, and they will try to persuade you. Your friends might be part of those who tell you to consider it twice, your beloved ones, too. BUt when it comes to your growth and safety, the one that has the power to make the decision, is you. Ask yourself one question: Whom is it about? And make your own decision.

 

 

 

 

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Worth

What do we all want? Is it acceptance? We all look forward being valued as human beings, being that special someone for somebody, being irreplaceable… But sometimes we look in the wrong places and the only thing we get is a broken heart.

We should look for our value in the hands of the one that created us. The one who made us is the only one who really knows our worth and can reveal it to us. He will not set you apart for being different, He will not refuse to show you love because you have let him down in more than one occasion. Your father is the one who really knows who you are. Society will not tell you who you are, your best friends will not even be there every second of your life, you have secrets you haven´t told anyone… He knows them all, and inspite of that, He loves you and would not change you for any other.

You are who He says you are, not who your mom tells you, not who your teacher tells you, not what your grades say you are… You have a value only God knows and you should pursue knowing it. Once you know who you are for Him, ou will be unstoppable. If you know who you are, who you REALLY are, there´s nothing you would not do.

 

Expecting

Waiting is never easy. We will not always have what we want at the time we want it. Sometimes we will, but sometimes, we will not. And in those times, endurance is necessary…

There is a grand difference between having God with you while you wait and that is actually the whole point of this small piece of writing. Whenever we have God for us, we will never have to be afraid or anxious anymore because of the simple but encouraging truth that He holds everything together in our lives.

While we wait in God we have to expect miracles in the way. Why? Because He works wonders. He’s always up to something, and always for our good. So, take courage!

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Image credit: Bo Leverenz- Pinterest

 

Loving myself

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Credit: Pinterest

We have been told we have to love ourselves, but at the same time that we have to take pride away of our lives, that we have to be able to compliment ourselves but at the same time that we should not feed our ego that much… The way of loving ourselves seems to be more complicated than what we might think. But there is something true, whoever that is that is making you think you are not enough or sufficient to satisfy their needs or that is telling you (not necessarily with words) that you are not worthy…. He or she should make a long trip way back to where they came and leave you alone (my very polite way to say it :))

You see, I had depended on everybody and their moms to create my self-image all my life… Every single comment they made, every compliment or critic, every look on me was an excuse for me to change something or improve my image, just to look every time more perfect… Every magazine model, every tv show host, everybody had something I didn’t have but I needed. And in my 27s, I can tell you that spending kind of 22 looking for perfection, it was just exhausting, it withered me from the inside and it drained me. Trying to please everybody is something we can not afford.

Knowing my worth was something I had to suffer through, but when God came in and showed me who I was, everything finished there, I should say everything actually started there….

If you want to know more on what the process was like because you need any guidance, let me know in the comments and I can send you more information. If you went through this process too, please let me know what it was for you, how did you make it? I’m eager to hear from you!

 

Love,

 

Steph

 

His love is not fractured

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Listening to Amanda Cook’s song Pieces made me think abot how great and unlimited God’s love for us is…

God is not ashamed of you, He is not waiting for you to do something for Him to love you. People around you might have ran away the second you failed them, but with God, He has always been there for you in spite of your actions. His love is not something you can measure… Remember when your dad or mom asked “How much do you love me?” and the answer was “To the moon and back”? For God there are no limits… He doesn’t love just to the moon and back, He is willing to give the most precious of things in order to save you.

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Merriam Webster

His love is unconditioned, you will never find this kind of love in anyone else, because as far it is the East from the West, he has hidden your sins from you, so they never reach you again; He has loved you with everlasting love.

His love you cannot compare to anything else, no one will ever be able to love you the way he does. His love does not hurt you and it does not give you excuses, he keeps his promises, his word is word of truth.

For He has loved you, you can live and live a life of abundance, being complete in Him, no matter the circumstance, you will be at peace, worry might come to knock your door, but the peace and quiet of mind that being in HIm gives you, will never compare to the despair the world wants to offer you.

He doesn’t give his heart in pieces, all His love is yours…

 

How my major was killing me…

If you have read about me in the past, you might know I have been through a lot these past years. I will make it short for you in one particular area: The academic/professional one.

I quit my major, just when I was in the first year of my Master’s degree because God asked me to. Not because he wanted to without a reason, but because even though I liked it, it was killing me on the inside at the same time. I spent 7 years getting the Bachelor´s degree and all I got was emotional problems, depression and ended up drained because all the pressure it meant for me. Something like that was never meant to happen to me, but I was stubborn and I HAD TO get that title so I would be recognized among very important spheres…

Well, God had other plans for me. I was disobedient, I did what I thought was correct, but at the end it was stronger than myself and I could not resist it anymore. It had become like a god to me, and it was taking away the best of me.

Letting it go was one of the hardest things because eventhough I did not want to admit it, it was an actual god to me. When I recognized without God I was just a mess, I finally let go of that burden. Bu the story does not finish there, beceause God does not take things from you just to leave you alone or with a necessity, NEVER! When he asks something from you, it is because He has something even better for you, ALWAYS. And that exactly happened to me.

A little more than a year after I quit, I started having this feeling that I had been born with a lot of talents and creativity but I wasn´t exercising any of them, so God took me through a process in which He made sure I understood He was my provider and that He had everything under control.

You see, I quit my job without having another one as plan B. I just trusted God that if He had taken me out of the darkness, He would provide a path of light and blessings for meto walk through… Today, I am at my new job, in a position where I am exercising all my talents and creativity, that by the way, are not mine, but His in me. I had never been happier before with a job and now I am full… He has directed every step of the way and now that I am obedient to his word, He is directing me through the pah He had designed for me since the beginning and I am more than tankful and living trying to honor him in every step….

Even though the decisions God is making you make look scary or crazy, just dgo where He says, because He will provide and He will never fail. NEVER.

 

Love,

S.

Grannys and Grandpas…

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Transcript

This drawing is inspired in a book I want to write about the importance elderly people have on a child’s developement and growth… Our grandpas and grannys are wise people and they have so many stories and wisdom to share, but sadly, they suffer from abandonment, not only they are being left alone in care institutions, but also they are being ignored or mistretaed at their own homes by their families. My idea is to share their importance and value through nice and heartwarming stories spreading a message of respect towards elderly people, because, after all, we are all getting there.

This is one of my drawings. I have been drawing this style for over a year and this one was one of the first I did… I want to publish this book hopefully soon. I hope I can find the means, contacts and publishers, etc… Meanwhile I’m just setting myself some ideas that I want to develop there… I hope you love my idea as much as I do and enjoy my drawing!

If you want to see more of my art, just click here 🙂

 

Love

 

 

Special thanks to #Dailypost for having this great idea of sharing something meaningful this week!