Doug Wilson (via creatingaquietmind)
Grace is wild. Grace unsettles everything. Grace overflows the banks. Grace messes up your hair. Grace is not tame.
Sometimes the day-to-day pressures of life can cause unnecessary stress. In fact, many people lose sleep worrying about things or people in their lives. But God doesn’t want us to live stressed out and overwhelmed. He wants us to live a life of rest and peace.
When Jesus walked on this earth, He took time for Himself. He got away from the crowds. He spent time with the Father. That’s how He found rest. He was gentle and humble in heart. Do you ever notice that when you are stressed out or worrying about something, you’re less tolerant of others? You’re more likely to say something you don’t really mean. Today, God wants you to cast your cares on Him and live with a gentle and humble attitude. When you release your burdens and follow the example of Jesus, you will find rest for your soul. You will be rejuvenated and refreshed! You will find peace in your heart, and you will move forward in the abundant life God has for you!
This is not what I would have chosen. But I have a heart to be obedient.
Willie Aames (via kushandwizdom)
"If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another.
The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience.”
Your response to criticisms is superlative, and I find humour in how efficiently you address the assumptions made by others. Thank you for what you do.
Certainly, I appreciate the encouragement.
Vague accusations of this nature, (“narcissistic”, “pompous”, “egotistical”, “pretentious”) unaccompanied by a logical argument reflect the conditioning that people have been subjected to. They see others who are confident as dangerous, unpredictable threats, because these individuals, in their apparent initiative, are more likely to achieve success/contentment. They are seen as competition.
These attacks amount to little more than aggressive, insecurity based plea’s to conform, to lower oneself to a state of repression that allows a convenient and familiar dynamic for these others to capitalize.