perfectly put.

I LOVE quotes & LOVE being given new perspective. love language... words of affirmation, who knew :) this one that i found below, applies so perfectly right now, and was SO encouraging. I hope you are encouraged by it as well.
Over the past few years i have struggled with the thought of lost time, and too late. Excuse after excuse & fear and more fear. NOT ideal. Don't get me wrong, I have been loving life all at the same time, but in one specific area, one that is SO important to my heart, these thoughts have not changed & were really discouraging. Over the past few weeks though, I felt my heart changing. I still had the same desires as before, but I was starting to feel free of the negative energy that was associated. Fear is not of the LORD. Why have I been afraid? Get out of your head!
I met a new friend that God used, BIG TIME, to affirm even more the desires of my heart. Since then, after much prayer, God has given me affirmations here and there that have only inspired me more & shown me that this IS of the LORD. Do I still have fear? Yes. I am human. But another GREAT quote I found was this:

"To me, Fearless is not the absense of fear. It's not being completely unafraid. To me, Fearless is having fears. Fearless is having doubts. Lots of them. To me, Fearless is living in spite of those things that scare you to death." — Taylor Swift

I believe this to be truer than true, and was EXACTLY how my new friend was living. Why would I not apply it to myself as well? Hopefully this all makes sense, as I am not revealing too much right now. In time. I feel excited & encouraged. Inspired & faithful. The LORD is good. I trust in HIM to make my paths clear & am thankful that He will love me along the way, every time I stumble & try retreating to the comfort zone of fear & excuses. Isn't He just the best ever :)



margaret said...

Beautiful. I love this because so many of us are terrified of RISK! but God can do such awesome things through us when we're willing to take the leap! I look up to you...for doing what you love even though it's scary sometimes. you inspire me:)

Mrs. Conway said...

Thank you so much for this quote. I too have been struggling with the idea of lost time. I worry that I waited too long to start trying to be a mom and now that I have a tiny window of time to make it happen before even more time slips by. However, deep down I know I was right in waiting but it still isn't easy to get past the whole aging and knowing my 20s are long gone now!

Anonymous said...

Def need to hear those words of affirmation today!! love how God can continue to mold us into His people, we just need to let go of our fears and look forward. Words of affirmation is my love language so thank you for this!