Saturday, June 21, 2014

words




I often limit myself by my words and attitudes. Instead of actively trying to be more patient, loving, or motivated, I'll think or talk about how I'm just not a patient person, I'm not really a people person, or I have senioritis. The problem is, when I talk like that, I hip away at my patience or motivation until I actually don't have much left. I'll take on a negative, self-deprecating attitude under the guise of "being honest" instead of actually praying about it and working to do better. I don't know why I take this route, but it needs to change. 

p.s. This is my 400th post! I can't believe it! Thank you all for being amazing followers.

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  1. Hello Emily - I can completely relate to this! OH MY. I just got back from telling someone all my faults in life and why I can't do this or that simply because "that's me". It's easier to take the world's advice of "being yourself" but unfortunately being ourselves is the very worst idea ever - at least in God's book. I'm called to holy living. Not to be myself (and...yeah, my patience and social skills rank pretty low) but to imitate Christ.

    I don't know why I take this route either - other than plain laziness and denial. And you're right - it needs to change!
    Thank you. I needed to hear this.

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    1. I love how you said we're called to holy living. It's so true. I'm glad that someone else understands. Thank you so much for stopping by, dear.

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  2. Hello Emily!! What a beautiful and sweet blog you have! It is so refreshing to see another young woman who is eager to learn about the Lord, marvel in His creation, and share His love! :) My name is Jessica. I have sent you a message on FB and emailed you at your school email. It won't sound as creepy after you read my message. I don't want to put a lot of information on a public website. God bless you!!

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