A collection of thought-provoking, encouraging, enlightening, and inspiring quotes from various sources that I have come across this past week!
I get asked often for the references to quotes I use. This series is a way for me to keep track of and share the good ideas I come across each week! Where applicable, links are included in case you wish to dive deeper!
“People who don’t know how—that’s who God is looking for. Not those who are so full of their own wisdom that they cannot receive the wisdom of God. God can fill what you will empty before Him!”
—Steven Furtick via 1 Minute Motivation (subscribe here) titled The Truth About Growth
“God is the biggest Dreamer of us all! This doesn’t mean He will fulfill our wildest dreams for our own personal success or gain. No, it says God can do anything…by working within us…in order to give glory to God! More than anything our hearts must desire to see God receive the glory in this world. When our dreams are to elevate and glorify God (and not ourselves) we will be able to see the truly impossible made possible. Many of us hope to see the power of God in our lives, yet we continue to dream, strive, and pray for things that aren’t really about God receiving glory in this world. As a result, we aren’t seeing the power of God, but the limited power of ourselves. People who do things that matter in this world dream about things that advance, promote, and glorify our God! Perhaps, the power of God is already alive within us and we just need to start dreaming about things that matter. We have a God who can do anything!” (Ephesians 3:20-21)
—Tim Mannin; Day 2 (Dream Wildly – Part 1) of the devotional titled “Doing Things That Matter” (via the YouVersion Bible app)
“…you literally have to start before you feel ready because it’s not possible for anyone to be truly ready.”
“Your first choice is rarely the optimal choice. Make it now, stop judging yourself, and start growing.”
—James Clear; in his blog post 5 Lessons On Being Wrong
“Shattered dreams are no reason to stop dreaming. Because of His great power at work within us, we can keep on dreaming. For where we see brokenness, God sees “immeasurably more” than even our wildest dreams!”
—Meredith Houston Carr via Proverbs 31 devotional titled Dreaming Amidst the Shattered Glass
“Waiting prepares you to be the person you need to be for the assignment you know is coming.”
“Waiting does not have to be passive. It is an active process of …letting go and surrender.”
—From the More Than Small Talk Podcast Episode 19: Waiting Isn’t Wasted (iTunes link)
(On weight) “People are so obsessed with gravity it blows my mind.”
—Robert Zembroski on Health Theory episode titled “After Stress Ripped MyImmune System to Shreds, I Cured Myself”
“The most common and destructive addiction in the world is the draw of comfort… That’s not living—that’s existing. Living is about learning and growing through excitement and discomfort.”
“You do not suffer from your beliefs. You suffer from your disbeliefs. If you have no hope inside of you, it’s not because there is no hope, it’s because you don’t believe there is.
Since the mind drives the body, it’s the way you think that eventually makes the dreams you dream possible or impossible. Your reality is simply a reflection of your thoughts and the way you routinely contemplate what you know to be true. All too often you literally do not know any better than good enough. Sometimes you have to try to do what you think you can’t do, so you realize that you actually CAN.
It all starts on the inside. You control your thoughts. The only person who can hold you down is YOU.“
—Marc Chernoff (of Marc and Angel Hack Life) via his blog post titled 6 Insanely Common Reasons You Are Becoming Your Own Worst Enemy
“The word inspiration means ‘breath of God.’ We can breathe life into our day by allowing God to breathe into the moment. It’s taking our mind off the to-dos and stress around us and remembering that God is right there with us, loving us.”
—Tricia Goyer via The Better Mom in her blog post titled 25 Ways to Breathe Life Into Your Day
“It’s the greatest calling of all—to live in our “everyday-ness” of life as a light, as a conduit to God’s bigger and more beautiful story.”
“His (Jesus) greatest ministry was in the day-to-day, where He met the most ordinary people in the most ordinary places, offering them all an extraordinary life, simply because He’s a good and loving God.”
—Alexandra Hoover via Proverbs 31 in her devotional titled Our Extra-Ordinary Calling
“We are not supposed to be women who stand down and allow the attacks. We submit to God, not our enemy.
“When we don’t use God’s Word as our guide, we open ourselves to be moving targets.”
“You don’t win the war by fighting and living only on the defense. But you also don’t win the war by fighting your own version of offense. As a follower of Christ, your offense of weapon should never be your own Feelings, your opinion, or the perspective of the world around you.”
“Your greatest weapon is the living and powerful word of God. It’s how He whispers life into that years of his soldiers and how we, His soldiers, use it to shout the truth in the face of the enemy.”
“Want to win battles and watch God heal you and the people around you? The word of God gives life when it’s used in battle, whether you’re fighting for yourself or for someone else. The word of God sharpens us for the better. So we dig in. And as the battle lines drawn here, we actively listen to God’s voice as we read. Staying alert, we let truth let her pass. Pick up your sword and let’s go.”
—Somer Phoebus in her devotional “On The Offense” via the swHw app (Friday July 19th); (swHw = She Works His Way)
“Instead of complaining about your circumstances, get busy creating new ones. You either suffer the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. Most of the time, the only difference between who you are and who you want to be, is what you do. When it’s all said and done, be sure you haven’t said more than you’ve done.”
—Marc Chernoff (of Marc and Angel Hack Life) via his email titled 5 Regrets You Do Not Want to Have in 5 Years (subscribe to the email newsletters here)
1/ Do any of these resonate with you?
2/ What’s the best quote you came across this week?
3/ Are these posts helpful and something you want to keep seeing?