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  • (@riarambles) Instagram Profile @riarambles
  • Breckenridge, Colorado
  • Sometimes when I sit in a situation where I feel like I need to keep doing all the things because I fear they aren’t moving at my pace - the speed I want - I stop myself in my tracks and remember this truth. My all-knowing, all-loving, victorious, and grace-giving God is not yet finished with my story. I’m sitting in the story, not at the end of it. God is writing the story, not me. In my humanity, in my craziness, that honestly refreshes the heck out of me. I don’t want to be driving this bus. I’d rather be cruising on His bus...the driver who knows where to go and designed the roads, rather than on my own bus with me as the driver using a million different apps and gadgets to help me figure out my next turn. We know God reigns victoriously now and eternally - he’s already defeated every form of evil for all times. If you’re feeling stuck in the middle of something like me, thinking you can “act” and “achieve” your way out of it, think on this: But God’s not finished. God - the creator of you and this whole darn place - has you mid sentence right now. He’s not done yet. He’s telling your story. He’s telling my story. We are called to rest in that truth and enjoy the peace that God wants for us. Today, sitting here in Colorado reflecting on the last year, I think I am finally understanding the gift of rest that God has so freely called us into. And it doesn’t make us lazy, unproductive, or unsuccessful. And that’s some beautiful stuff, y’all. 🙌🏼💕
  • Sometimes when I sit in a situation where I feel like I need to keep doing all the things because I fear they aren’t moving at my pace - the speed I want - I stop myself in my tracks and remember this truth. My all-knowing, all-loving, victorious, and grace-giving God is not yet finished with my story. I’m sitting in the story, not at the end of it. God is writing the story, not me. In my humanity, in my craziness, that honestly refreshes the heck out of me. I don’t want to be driving this bus. I’d rather be cruising on His bus...the driver who knows where to go and designed the roads, rather than on my own bus with me as the driver using a million different apps and gadgets to help me figure out my next turn. We know God reigns victoriously now and eternally - he’s already defeated every form of evil for all times. If you’re feeling stuck in the middle of something like me, thinking you can “act” and “achieve” your way out of it, think on this: But God’s not finished. God - the creator of you and this whole darn place - has you mid sentence right now. He’s not done yet. He’s telling your story. He’s telling my story. We are called to rest in that truth and enjoy the peace that God wants for us. Today, sitting here in Colorado reflecting on the last year, I think I am finally understanding the gift of rest that God has so freely called us into. And it doesn’t make us lazy, unproductive, or unsuccessful. And that’s some beautiful stuff, y’all. 🙌🏼💕
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  • (@jessie.florence) Instagram Profile @jessie.florence
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    Background:
    Written by Thomas A. Dorsey, 1932. Dorsey wrote this song in Chicago, Illinois, after his wife Nettie died while giving birth to a child (who also died shortly thereafter). Dorsey sang the song for his friend, Gospel singer Theodore Frye, and Frye’s choir sang it the next Sunday at the Ebenezer Baptist Church.

    Lyrics:
    Precious Lord, take my hand,
    Lead me on, let me stand,
    I am tired, I am weak, I am worn;
    Through the storm, through the night,
    Lead me on to the light:

    Take my hand, precious Lord,
    Lead me home.

    When my way grows drear,
    Precious Lord, linger near,
    When my life is almost gone,
    Hear my cry, hear my call,
    Hold my hand lest I fall:

    When the darkness appears
    And the night draws near,
    And the day is past and gone,
    At the river I stand,
    Guide my feet, hold my hand:

    #Christian #Hymns #hymn #Christians #music #song #lyrics #gospel #gospelmusic #African #AfricanAmerican #hope #encouragement #encouraged #faith #prayer #Jesus #Christ #JesusChrist #PreciousLord #church
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Background:
Written by Thomas A. Dorsey, 1932. Dorsey wrote this song in Chicago, Illinois, after his wife Nettie died while giving birth to a child (who also died shortly thereafter). Dorsey sang the song for his friend, Gospel singer Theodore Frye, and Frye’s choir sang it the next Sunday at the Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Lyrics:
Precious Lord, take my hand,
Lead me on, let me stand,
I am tired, I am weak, I am worn;
Through the storm, through the night,
Lead me on to the light:

Take my hand, precious Lord,
Lead me home.

When my way grows drear,
Precious Lord, linger near,
When my life is almost gone,
Hear my cry, hear my call,
Hold my hand lest I fall:

When the darkness appears
And the night draws near,
And the day is past and gone,
At the river I stand,
Guide my feet, hold my hand:

#Christian #Hymns #hymn #Christians #music #song #lyrics #gospel #gospelmusic #African #AfricanAmerican #hope #encouragement #encouraged #faith #prayer #Jesus #Christ #JesusChrist #PreciousLord #church
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  • (@watsonstories) Instagram Profile @watsonstories
  • Sometimes God speaks through social media. I literally said, “I give up” and then opened Instagram to find a “Don’t Give Up” image staring at me. Made me laugh through the tears.
    Okay, Lord, whatever You want. I have no strength left for this fight though, so I guess I’m in the best place I can be- giving You my weakness so Your strength can be shown.
    Anyone else feel that way? Tired? Done? Too wounded to even crawl off the battlefield?
    Rest in Him. Show Him your wounds and weakness. But keep going. Keep growing. He’s got the strength you need to make it through.

    #keepgrowing #keepgoing #dontgiveup #godsgotthis
  • Sometimes God speaks through social media. I literally said, “I give up” and then opened Instagram to find a “Don’t Give Up” image staring at me. Made me laugh through the tears. 
Okay, Lord, whatever You want. I have no strength left for this fight though, so I guess I’m in the best place I can be- giving You my weakness so Your strength can be shown. 
Anyone else feel that way? Tired? Done? Too wounded to even crawl off the battlefield? 
Rest in Him. Show Him your wounds and weakness. But keep going. Keep growing. He’s got the strength you need to make it through.

#keepgrowing #keepgoing #dontgiveup #godsgotthis
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  • (@simplicitymamablog) Instagram Profile @simplicitymamablog
  • Man. Im seeing A LOT of struggles in people this past week. Idk whats going on, but everyone seems to be getting hit hard with insecurities, fears, feelings of failure and overwhelm. ...
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    Don’t let THIS MOMENT define your life. Some days, some weeks, heck even some years are just tough. And thats ok. Its life. Its growing pains. Its like the ups and downs of a roller coaster. Life cant always be flat and level. It can’t always be high and wonderful. Valleys are a part of life. ...
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    Maybe its a job or a relationship or kids. Maybe its a health issue. Whatever it is, if you are at the breaking point or down in the dumps, acknowledge it. REST. When I feel like that, I throw absolutely every unnecessary thing off my plate - including some housework. I work on an uplifting craft. I read a book. I take a walk. I spend quality time with my kids. Whatever it takes to recenter myself and lessen that load. ...
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    If you are feeling just beat up, then stop. Please don’t push through it. This is your body and soul’s way of begging for a break. Give in. It will only be a day or maybe a week of this break and then you can go back to normal. Society has told us its weak to rest. But its not. It takes a STRONG person to acknowledge they are tired and to honor that. ...
    ...
    Anger and many times feelings of depression are just signs of suppression. Suppressing feelings of fear, worry, hurt, betrayal, etc. If you don’t acknowledge those feelings, they turn into anger and depression (although depression often has other causes too.) We don’t want to acknowledge that someone hurt us or that we are worried. So we stuff it. And when we stuff it long enough, it builds up and returns as another feeling. ...
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    Stop denying yourself. Allow yourself to feel. Allow yourself to rest. Love your human self. Feel those raw emotions and embrace them for what they are - part of what makes you who you are. And wait for these tough times to pass. ❤️
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    #hardtimes #toughtimes #momlife #encouragement #beencouraged #simpleliving #rest #slowdown #itsok #simplelife #healing #peace #simplicitymama
  • Man. Im seeing A LOT of struggles in people this past week. Idk whats going on, but everyone seems to be getting hit hard with insecurities, fears, feelings of failure and overwhelm. ...
...
Don’t let THIS MOMENT define your life. Some days, some weeks, heck even some years are just tough. And thats ok. Its life. Its growing pains. Its like the ups and downs of a roller coaster. Life cant always be flat and level. It can’t always be high and wonderful. Valleys are a part of life. ...
...
Maybe its a job or a relationship or kids. Maybe its a health issue. Whatever it is, if you are at the breaking point or down in the dumps, acknowledge it. REST. When I feel like that, I throw absolutely every unnecessary thing off my plate - including some housework. I work on an uplifting craft. I read a book. I take a walk. I spend quality time with my kids. Whatever it takes to recenter myself and lessen that load. ...
...
If you are feeling just beat up, then stop. Please don’t push through it. This is your body and soul’s way of begging for a break. Give in. It will only be a day or maybe a week of this break and then you can go back to normal. Society has told us its weak to rest. But its not. It takes a STRONG person to acknowledge they are tired and to honor that. ...
...
Anger and many times feelings of depression are just signs of suppression. Suppressing feelings of fear, worry, hurt, betrayal, etc. If you don’t acknowledge those feelings, they turn into anger and depression (although depression often has other causes too.) We don’t want to acknowledge that someone hurt us or that we are worried. So we stuff it. And when we stuff it long enough, it builds up and returns as another feeling. ...
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Stop denying yourself. Allow yourself to feel. Allow yourself to rest. Love your human self. Feel those raw emotions and embrace them for what they are - part of what makes you who you are. And wait for these tough times to pass. ❤️
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#hardtimes #toughtimes #momlife #encouragement #beencouraged #simpleliving #rest #slowdown #itsok #simplelife #healing #peace #simplicitymama
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  • (@michellej.m.j) Instagram Profile @michellej.m.j
  • Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. -John Wooden-
  • “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. -John Wooden-
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  • (@sunflowerventurescoaching) Instagram Profile @sunflowerventurescoaching
  • Leicester, United Kingdom
  • I love this Weeping Willow tree that I saw on my run yesterday and it really represented how I felt at that moment *
    Parts of me felt a little bit broken (I had just run 13.1 miles) but I knew I had deeply grounded roots and was growing and flourishing. I had everything I needed within me to allow me to grow and evolve *
    The difference between us and the tree is we are never truly stuck. We always have the option to move and sometimes we need to clear what isn& #039 ;t serving and nourishing us to truly flourish
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    Whatever you may feel is keeping you stuck where you are, can be changed and usually it is our limiting beliefs about our lives that keep us stuck
    *
    Do you ever feel like you are not good enough? Not worthy? Fear failure? Fear judgement? Held back by negative emotions or events from the past? If you are motivated and committed to make changes and draw your line in the sand, then get in touch for a free 15 minute laser call and let& #039 ;s create your new reality today!💕
  • I love this Weeping Willow tree that I saw on my run yesterday and it really represented how I felt at that moment *
Parts of me felt a little bit broken (I had just run 13.1 miles) but I knew I had deeply grounded roots and was growing and flourishing. I had everything I needed within me to allow me to grow and evolve *
The difference between us and the tree is we are never truly stuck. We always have the option to move and sometimes we need to clear what isn't serving and nourishing us to truly flourish
*
Whatever you may feel is keeping you stuck where you are, can be changed and usually it is our limiting beliefs about our lives that keep us stuck
*
Do you ever feel like you are not good enough? Not worthy? Fear failure? Fear judgement? Held back by negative emotions or events from the past? If you are motivated and committed to make changes and draw your line in the sand, then get in touch for a free 15 minute laser call and let's create your new reality today!💕
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