Sometimes, we are so busy chasing the sunlight,
that we forget that the darkness is chasing us.
You are loved. You are valuable.
You are crafted with beauty and purpose.
and this world needs you.
There is no one like you.
You don’t need to look like the rest,
or talk like the rest,
or be like the rest.
There is no truth in the lie that you don’t matter.
The world needs you as you are.
You are loved and you were put here for a reason.
You were not an accident.
You are not a mistake.
Never forget what you are.
The rest of the world will not.
Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you
Yes, I am a Christian.
Yes, I can be the biggest hypocrite ever.
I backslide, I stumble. I fall.
I stray onto the wrong path.
But God is working in me.
I may be a mess, but I’m His mess.
And He is slowly straightening me out.
And the day will come when I will be by His side,
His work in me completed.
And until that day,
I will take His hand,
and let him do in me whatever needs to be done,
no matter how painful it will be for me.
When He is finished, it will be all worth it.
You’re going to come across people in your life
who will say all the right words at all the right times.
But in the end,
it’s always their actions you should judge them by.
It’s actions, not words, that matter.
In spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
People think that being alone makes you lonely,
but I don’t think that’s true.
Being surrounded by the wrong people
is the loneliest thing in the world.
Our lives are storybooks that we write for ourselves;
wonderfully illustrated by the people we meet.
Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts,
and don’t put up with people that are reckless with yours.
Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made
or dark images you hold about yourself.
They remember your beauty when you feel ugly;
your wholeness when you are broken;
your innocence when you feel guilty;
and your purpose when you are confused.
Make each new day count by helping someone
or just making someone smile.