I am enough. I have a purpose. 

2 Corinthians 12:10

“That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

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Many times I’m sure many of us feels unqualified for certain things or we’re not good enough. Those are the moments that  discourages you to give your best in the things you do, not just serving at church but daily things like school work or even certain skills you’d like to learn. 
We always compare ourselves to the people around us. It’s hard to not compare because that’s one of human’s weakness. But God says that you are made perfect in His image (Colossians 2:10), you are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14)
James 1:2-4

2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. “

So do not fear when you face trials or challenges, take it as a learning experience for you to grow in your character. Don’t give up just because things gets too difficult, there is always a way out of the trials you face and there’s a purpose for it too. You have been prepared for it and the trials you face is used to reveal what God has prepared you for. 
You will always be more than enough, you will always have a purpose in life because God has a purpose for you. So take heart and keep on keeping on. 
[This post was inspired by Pastor Steven Furtick’s book devotion “(Un)qualified”.]

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The girl who is still waiting.

I believe in being pursue by the guy instead of me doing the pursuing. I believe in dating the guy who would potentially be my future husband because I don’t want to waste my time and emotions on someone who is not him. I believe in dating someone who has the same beliefs as I do and someone who has the same values as I do.

Marriage is a life long thing, so I believe in dating the right person, he doesn’t have to be perfect because ain’t nobody is perfect, but being the right person goes a long way.

I read somewhere and even watched a video somewhere which talked about how perhaps I’m in the situation where I am ready to be someone’s wife but the person whom I’m suppose to be with is not ready to be a husband yet, and so I’ll keep waiting for him until he is ready to be a husband, until he is ready to lead me in life, to lead me closer to God when we are married. Someone who will be reliable because it’s about time I have someone I can rely on, instead of being relied on. I am waiting for that someone to always be ready to support me and even correct me when I’m wrong.

While I wait, I strive to be the better version of myself. While I wait, I want to grow deeper into God’s presence, deeper into His Words. While I wait, I want to get to know myself better and enjoy life to the fullest. I’m not going to stay stagnant because I’m waiting. Waiting gives me more reason to be more proactive in life.

Even tho the talk about marriage can be scary for some people, but it’s not a taboo topic. It’s something a lot of people would like to have in their life. It’s a beautiful thing created by God and it shouldn’t be scary. It should be appreciated.

I am not lonely, I’m just waiting. When the time is right, I’ll know. hearts_400_267