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Sometimes the most important life lessons are the ones we end up learning the hard way.

Be fearless when it comes to life and careless when it comes to what people may think or say about you.

To a real woman a full bank account means nothing if your soul is empty, bring more to the table than just money and sex, she can get that anywhere.

Being dead proud of yourself because you’ve got through the week without kicking anyone in the dick or stabbing someone in the eye with a fork

Just because something ends doesn’t mean it never should’ve been, remember you lived, you learned, you grew and you moved on.

I look cute and sweet but also I give off the vibe that I’ll snap your neck if you disrespect.

Life is about changing for the better. If you have to let go of some people along the way then you go right ahead.

Too many girls think they are above everyone else just because you wear mac foundation and a camel coat doesn’t make you Kim Kardashian.

 

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Don’t expect people to understand your grind when God didn’t give them your vision.

But it so happens that those with hearts of gold appear to be the most cold.

My money didn’t come easy and neither do I

Take the time to tell her what she means to you because as quickly as you feel in love with the way her laugh made you laugh even when something wasn’t funny she could be gone and the sight of her walking away isn’t nearly as beautiful as the one of her walking towards you.

You showed me one important thing that no one else has ever been able to show me before. Not that I’m beautiful, not that I’m smart, not that I’m sweet, none of that. You showed me I was important there’s a reason I’m here.

I want to be your favorite place to go when you’ve had a bad day or a good day.

Don’t say you’ll ‘treat a girl like a princess’ unless you’re prepared to follow up on that shit. If I’m not living in a castle by the sea with diplomatic powers over a small country then you’re a bitch ass liar.

A true friend: doesn’t care when you’re broke, being a bitch, what you weigh, if your house is a mess, what you drive, about your past or if your family is crazy.

Girls like guys to take charge, plan a date, take a hostage, overthrow a government, nuke her ex’s hometown, buy her a kitten.

Like a rose: delicate like the petals but ruthless like the thorns.

I need more money and more sleep.

If they want you in their life they will find a way to put you there period.

I’ll probably come off as mean when you first meet me but after you really get to know me you’ll find out that I’m actually meaner.

Supporting another’s success won’t ever dampen yours.

Don’t waste another second of your thoughts on the ones who didn’t think enough about you to keep you.

I don’t flirt I just talk. It’s not my fault everything I say is smoother than the cream cheese spread on your bagel.

How to Avoid an Empty Life

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In public, most people appear happy and confident. But beneath the surface, many feel empty. In fact, it is possible to be in a large crowd and yet still feel alone.

A lot of men and women see no meaning or purpose in life. Attempting to overcome the emptiness, some become busy, others turn to drugs or alcohol, and still others strive for more money, power or love. Though pleasure exists for them, it is usually short lived.

There’s a reason why life can feel empty: Man was created with a yearning that God alone is able to satisfy. Individuals can’t be fulfilled until they experience His transforming and unconditional love. Jesus said “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” In other words, the Lord wants us to feel complete, which can happen only through a relationship with Him.

However, even a person who is saved can feel empty. This could result from disobedience: a slight detour in one’s walk with the Lord can become a way of life, depriving a believer of deep satisfaction. It’s also possible for Christian’s to live according to God’s Word without fully surrendering their desires to Him. For example, many believers still try to fill up their own void with achievements, wealth or relationships. When aspirations like these are given higher priority than the Lord, they are a form of idolatry.

We can live a full live only when we seek God above all else. Pray for His guidance as you search your heart. Confess any sin, and ask God to fill your life as only He can do.

Preparation Through Prayer

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ACTS 1:9-14

The book of Acts is an amazing record of how God worked in and through the early church & one of their most important activities was prayer. While Jesus was with His disciples little was recorded of them praying because they could talk directly to Christ. But after His ascension they immediately gathered in the upper room & “devoted themselves to prayer” (Acts 1:14).

Talking to God was their means of preparing for the work He had for them. Jesus had told them the Father would give the Holy Spirit to those who ask (Luke 11:13). Then after the resurrection He instructed them to stay in Jerusalem until they were “clothed with power from on high” (24:29). Without the Spirit they were not adequate for the Great Commission even though they’d spent time with Jesus. & if they needed the Spirit’s power so do we.

To the degree we’re willing to admit our absolute helplessness to do God’s work the Holy Spirit will empower us as we pray. When we are devoted to prayer the Lord begins to work in our heart preparing us for service. He gives us the Spirit’s boldness to speak God’s Word (Acts 4:31) & the courage to face any persecutions that might result (v.29).

God is looking for believers who understand the importance of prayer and realize the only way to fulfill His calling for the church is through His supernatural power. Christ’s church is not grown through programs, seminars and conferences but through the humble prayers of saints who gather together in utter dependence upon Him. That’s when God’s power is released and His will is accomplished.

The Passion to Serve Him

2 Corinthians 11:22-31

In today’s passage, Paul’s description of his suffering is remarkable in 2 ways. First of all he had obviously faced considerable torment for his faith. Second he refused to whine or seek pity.. if this was the price for passionately serving Christ Paul was willing to pay. In our own faith walk we can learn from the apostle’s commitment.

We serve according to God’s will not our own. On the road to Damascus Jesus said to Paul “It will be told you what you must do” (Acts 9:6). We are to see the Lord’s direction and timing instead of choosing the ministry that seems best to us. Committing to do whatever He asks requires courage but anything less amounts to putting limitations on our obedience.

We serve according to our gifts not our talents. A spiritual gift is the special endowment God gives us to serve where he calls. Talents may be useful in His work but His gifts equip us for success. Natural skill wasn’t what made Paul a powerful preacher. In fact he spoke of the uselessness of his abilities and pedigree in comparison with knowing and erving Christ (Phil. 3:4-9).

We are to serve with a focus on God not on the work. Paul excelled at remaining Christ centered but this is where many people fall short. We get caught up in schedul;ing responsibility and accolades which can make us lose sight of the true purpose: reaching the needy and those who need Christ.

Doing “church work” can stroke the ego but drain the body. If we keep focused and serve out of our gifts service will be satisfying even when it is hard or painful.

Getting the Most Out of Work

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“Love what you do and you will not work a day in your life” goes the saying. But we don’t always get to do what we like or labor alongside easy – going people. Any job- even a well loved one – has low points and tasks that feel like drudgery. Our attitude then can’t be based upon the work itself or our feelings, rather it must reflect our position as God’s children. We would be far wiser to adopt a new maxim “Work for the Lord you love and you will be fulfilled every day of your life.”

We get the most out of our work when we view ourselves as servants. That however is not the perspective of modern culture, which teaches us to seek power and respect for self instead of toiling diligently for those who are in authority over us.

When it comes to our attitude about work here is the principle as taught in God’s word “In all things obey those who are your masters on earth”. Biblical obedience isn’t merely an outward show with inward grumbling and resentment. Rather it is a true commitment to the welfare of the employer.

God’s children are called to be His servants. Since we spend significant amounts of time at a job much of our service will be done there. As employees we are to apply the bibical principles of obedience and sacrifice because whoever our human boss may be the Lord is the ultimate authority overseeing our actions. He wants to observe us practicing righteousness at work and in all areas of our lives.

Uncontrolled Weakness

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The book of judges tells of Samson a man so strong he could kill a lion with his bare hands. He possessed physical strength unequaled by any human being. But this couldn’t compensate for his inner weakness.

All of us have areas of weakness. God wants these character flaws to teach us how totally dependent we are upon Him. When we handle them properly they drive us into a deeper more intimate relationship with the Lord but uncontrolled weakness wreaks havoc in a person’s life.

Samson’s achilles’ heel was uncontrolled lust. Although he was raised in a godly home and had a clear calling in life he gave in to his desires and deliberately violated the truth he knew so well. Despite Nazirite laws forbidding involvement with foreigners, Samson pursued a Philistine woman. Later he met the enticing Delilah and even though her motives were blatantly treacherous he gave himself over – heart mind and spirit- to sexual indulgence. He was in such bondage to the sin that he ultimately allowed it to dictate his actions even at the cost of his life.

Before he died Samson lost  everything, his strength eyesight and honor. The man who once led his country mightily became a slave to his enemies.

What are your weaknesses? Personality flaws can be a powerful motivation for good or ill depending on your response. A proclivity for sin can ruin your life as it did Samson’s or drive you to utter dependence on God. The outcome is up to you.