Inspire

Sometimes when I’m feeling lost or unsettled or uncertain, the perfect quote pops up right in front of me.  These come to me via The Bible, magazines, books, Pinterest, Facebook, blogs, devotionals, friends, etc.  For my entire collection, check out my Pinterest Inspiration Board.  But I have also listed some of my favorites below; the ones I come back to time and again.  These are the ones that were exactly what I needed to hear, exactly when I needed to hear it.  More proof of the Holy Spirit working magic to get my attention and steer me in the right direction.

“Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life.  Tip toe if you must, but take the step.”  ~Naeem Callaway

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is — His good, pleasing, and perfect will.”  ~Romans 12:2

“The way that other people judge me is none of my business.”  ~Martha Beck

“People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.”  ~George Bernard Shaw

“Love is the only thing on this earth that lets us see each other with the remotest accuracy.”  ~Martha Beck, Expecting Adam

“And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love.  But the greatest of these is love.”  ~1 Corinthians 13:13

“Just keep swimming!”  ~Dory, Finding Nemo

“Don’t say I can’t.  Say I presently struggle with.”  ~Tony Horton

“Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reason to stay.”  ~ Dalai Lama

“For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” ~Matthew 7:2

“If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it.  The hard…is what makes it great.”  ~Tom Hanks, A League of Their Own

“People cannot discover new lands until they have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”  ~André Gide

“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.”  ~C.S. Lewis

“…Be still and know that I am God…”  ~Psalm 46:10

“Once you know what it takes to live a better story, you don’t have a choice.  Not living a better story would be like deciding to die.”  ~Donald Miller

“I believe in Christ like I believe in the sun.  Not because I can see it, but by it I can see everything else.”  ~C.S. Lewis

“Most of our troubles are due to our passionate desire for and attachment to things that we misapprehend as enduring entities.”  ~Dalai Lama

“You become.  It takes a long time.  That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept.  Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby.  But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”  ~The Velveteen Rabbit

“I don’t want to keep crawling when I have the ability to fly.”  ~Francis Chan

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own.”  Matthew 6:34

“You’ve got enemies?  Good.  That means you actually stood up for something in your life.”  ~Eminem

“When you are down to nothing, God is up to something.”  ~Lara Casey

“‘If you can?’ said Jesus. ‘Everything is possible for one who believes.'” ~Mark 9:23

“If you don’t like something, change it.  If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”  ~Maya Angelou

“Don’t just pray about what seems logical and possible.  Pray HARD about the impossible.  God will show you that NOTHING nothing nothing nothing is impossible with Him.  Ever.  Period.  End of Story.”  ~Lara Casey

“We want big directional signs from God.  God just wants us to pay attention.”  ~Lysa TerKeurst

“You know all those things you’ve always wanted to do?  You should go do them.”  ~Lara Casey

“The only person you have control over is yourself.  You can change how you see a situation or remove yourself from it, but you cannot change the other person.”  ~Oprah Winfrey

“The goal of life isn’t to make a lot of money.  It’s to make a life that means something.”  ~Lara  Casey

“If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.”  ~Lemony Snicket

“Do the best you can until you know better.  Then when you know better, do better.”  ~Maya Angelou

“Don’t worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.”  ~Oprah Winfrey

“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'”  ~Jeremiah 29:11

“That breath you just took…that’s a gift.”  ~Rob Bell

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those that matter don’t mind.”  ~ Dr. Seuss

“The important thing is to tell yourself a life story in which you, the hero, are primarily a problem solver rather than a helpless victim.  This is well within your power, whatever fate might have dealt you.”  ~Martha Beck, Finding Your Own North Star

“Some people are worth melting for.”  ~Olaf, Frozen

“It is useless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night, anxiously working for food to eat; for God gives rest to His loved ones.”  ~Psalm 127:2

“The most effective way to raise a nice child is to be a nice adult.”  ~L.R. Knost

“Quit making excuses, putting it off, complaining about it, whining about it, crying about it, believing you can’t, worrying if you can, waiting until you’re older, skinnier, richer, braver, or all around better.  Suck it up, hold on tight, say a prayer, make a plan & JUST DO IT.”  ~Nike

“There’s always going to be bad stuff out there.  But here’s the amazing thing.  Light trumps darkness, EVERYTIME.  You stick a candle into the dark, but you can’t stick the dark into the LIGHT.”  ~Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”  ~John 8:32

“Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death.”  ~Mark Batterson

“If you want to be a person of faith, you have to live a life that requires a little bit of faith.”  ~Lysa TerKeurst

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