Opportunities come in fleeting moments. Sometimes you have 1/10 seconds of facing real opportunity and you don’t even realise it – which is why it will be better for you to treat each second as a new opportunity and embrace it as it comes.
No one has the right definition of love. But please remember this: just because they don’t love you the way you expect them to, it doesn’t mean they don’t love you as much. You just have to let them do their best.
When you love someone, it is not always about how you take care of them. It is also about how you let them take care of you.
Be careful who you share your weaknesses with. Some people can’t wait for the opportunity to use them against you.
I’ve heard people say all the time with good intentions, “God will never place a burden on you so heavy that you cannot carry it.” But here’s what I know: that through life, God will place a burden so heavy that you cannot possibly carry it alone. I have seen Him crushing backs and bones, putting weight on your load until your knees are weak and trembling. And all the time, I have seen Him walking beside you, waiting for you to come to the point where you’d say to Him: “Your power is made perfect in my weakness.” This is a better consolation, knowing that burdens can only overcome your strength, but will never overcome your God; that in our weakness, God’s power is made perfect; that in our humility, God’s grace outshines the darkness.
Finding a ‘good person’ is never enough. Everyone is essentially a good person, but what you are looking for is a soul that can offer you growth and blooms. Not everyone can make you grow, even in the sunshine; but there are people who can make you bloom, even in the desert.
Never trust your tongue when your heart is bitter.
Whatever you are feeling is valid: whether you are sad, happy, lonely, depressed, or disappointed. There are times when you’ll stumble upon some people who belittle whatever you are feeling like they are not important. Stop thinking, “I shouldn’t be feeling this. I should be strong.” Don’t listen to them, because whether or not they understand what is going on with you, whether or not you are making any sense, please remember whatever you are feeling is valid.
Whatever they are feeling is valid: whether they are sad, happy, lonely, depressed, or disappointed. There are times when you’ll stumble upon some people with feelings you can never understand. Don’t tell them to feel anything other than what they are feeling right now. Stop saying, “Just forget it. You should be strong.” God has never ever told His beloved to feel happy all the time. He opens His arms to feelings and He won’t tell us otherwise. Giants of faith like David had felt feelings, jumping from gratitude to anger to disappointment to sadness – and God had never once turned Him down. So please remember, whatever they are feeling is valid.
Find someone who thinks whatever you are feeling is valid.
You don’t owe anyone explanations.
Some people aren’t loyal to you. They’re loyal to their need of you. And then, once their need changes, so does their loyalty.
You cannot make someone love you; and you cannot make yourself love someone
Life goes from heaven to hell – back and forth – in the matter of seconds.
Grief would not go away; it just grew quiet. There will be days that bring you to the top of the world, but grief will always follow you even there, so one advice: make peace with grief.
There will never be enough of ‘I love you’s. Forget about whatever relationship rules that ask you to have some ‘power’ in the relationship by becoming someone who care less. If anything I learned from Jesus is that while the world measures love by the love we receive, God measures love by the love we give away.
We fear men so much because we fear God so little.
You might be broken, but cracks are the only way light can enter your soul.
The fact that love is a choice – is such a beautiful thing. You tell me, which one is sweeter: having someone to love you because they are bound to love you, or having someone to love you because they choose to love you despite of what the world offers?
Never underestimate someone else’s efforts no matter how silly or easy it sounds.
Acceptance is the key to almost everything.
The time you spent waiting for God, is not a time you spent wasting.
Enjoy where you are, but don’t get too comfortable. Remember, even the mountains change overtime.