When you're blessed, the haters come out. When you wear God's blessings well, don't be surprised if it draws jealousy out of people.
If anyone wants to do great work at some point in their lifetime, they must do so knowing that there will be some criticism. Criticism should never be able break you, and if it does, you are probably listening to the wrong critiques. In hearing criticism we have to be able to think about it and take it all in objectively.
When you love what you have you have everything you need.
If you are ever going to be great you have to believe in the fact that where you are presently is already a blessing. Many people don't have much and desire to have more, but the greatest people around all know that growing and moving forward requires the use of the resources that they have in the present to get there.
God has perfect timing; never early, never late. It takes a little patience and it takes a lot of faith but it's worth the wait.
Never forget to count your blessings, because despite how bad your life may seem to be, it always has the potential to be worse. If you only allow yourself to be distracted and gaze at the mess in front of you, there will be no way for you to clean it up. Cleaning up the mess, or cleaning up your life requires you to take action.
One of the main reasons that we lose our enthusiasm in life is because we become ungrateful. We let what was once a miracle become common to us. We get so accustomed to his goodness it becomes a routine. -Joel Osteen
Remember that what you believe is what will eventually come to life in your own life. As Buddha says; if we look up in the sky, there is no distinction of East and West; people create distinctions out of their own minds and believe them to be true. What you choose to believe is your choice and yours only.
Just because something didn't work out according to the way you planned it, doesn't mean it didn't work out for the best. Blessings are often disguised as pain first.
Many people say that all things happen, and that all things happen for a reason, not realizing the reason is that God has a will for your life. When you are able to stay in tune with what God is telling you, then you are able to accomplish this will, and things will become easy for you, in the midst of great adversity.
Being able to focus on your blessings in life is a blessing in itself. There are people who die every day not realizing their full potential because they were never able to change their way of thinking. We should never go through life focusing on the parts of life that we didn't enjoy in the past, and fearing that we won't enjoy the future.
The things you take for granted, someone else is praying for.
Many times we are so content with how we are living in our lives, that we start to take life for granted. There are times for everything, and the time to be grateful, and cherish those who love us, and the situations in our lives that we know we are abundantly blessed should be on an everyday basis. Some people only want to focus on the things that are going wrong in their lives, instead of focusing on the fact that they are really blessed, and that they can really achieve if they use what they have now.
A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, need less, dream big, laugh a lot and realize how blessed you are.
A good life is a life that is made. Though we are riddled with many conflicts during our lives, a good life is made good by essentially one thing. This thing is staying courageous enough to believe in whatever it is that drives you. It would be easy to just step back from life, and let it happen, but this would effectively mean that our lives don't really mean much. Purposeful action and belief is what will keep us away from just treading water in the sea of life, and instead will keep us swimming, build us a raft, and guide us to new adventures and new plains in our lives.
A good life is when you smile often, dream big, laugh a lot and realize how blessed you are for what you have.
How many of us are truly living the good life? Just because on the outside it seems that you have it all, doesn't ever necessarily mean that you really do at heart. Do you protect your dreams by keeping them with you? At the end of each day do you feel satisfied with the effort that you put forth, and do you have joy because you know that no matter what, God has your back?
Thank you God for blessing me more than I deserve.
Every day that we breath new life is a blessing that we don't deserve. We serve a mighty god, a great God that has given us dominion on earth and his unmerited grace so that we can feel like we are good enough, even when things seem to be going haywire in our lives. Our God is a God of love and as we are made in his image, we should celebrate, and praise him for the fact that he didn't have to do anything for us.