- Oceans (Where Feet May Fail), Hillsong United
- Overcomer, Mandisa
"Hello! I love your blog! So lately I was wondering if you could possibly give me some advice and keep me in prayer because I'm trying to move on from an ex, it's only been 2 to 3 months but I feel like that's a long time to still be thinking about him and wondering about him since he wasn't influencing me in the right way with my walk with God. He did many horrible things to me when we dated. I just want my full focus on God and to grow more in Him! Please and Thank you! <3"
Let’s keep each other in prayer :)
I’m actually going thru something very similar. I’ll be honest & say it will be 2 years next month that me & my ex broke up. I’m actually ashamed to admit that. But I loved him so much. He was my first everything. & yes, unfortunately I did lose to him. We were together unofficially & on&off for over 4 years. & we had plans to eventually get married sometime in the distant future.
But he left me because he claimed that he was feeling overwhelmed & he was unhappy. He said he felt he couldn’t lead me in a relationship anymore. Little did I know it was a cop out. We were secretly seeing each other after the break up. Until I found out he was cheating on me with my now ex-bestfriend. Then they both blamed me for them not being able to be together. It was huge tho, very public. Everyone disapproved of what he did to me. They never ended up officially together. & he admitted he made a mistake & was open to getting back together. Yes, I took him back. I forgave him, no questions asked. Then I made a mistake. I started a fight with my ex bestfriend when his family came to visit because she was all over them acting like she was the girlfriend. They were upset which made him upset & he ended up breaking things with me again. We didn’t speak for months until him & I sat down with our disciplers & talked things out. We became friends & for the past 9 months. & there was a lot of flirting. We never talked about our feelings tho. & he kept our friendship on the downlow. Then I found out he was leading me on again. & that he still had feelings for my ex-bestfriend.
Sad right? I settled for less than God’s best for me. I settled for a man who couldn’t even lead me in a relationship. I settled for a man who treated me like an object, who kept record of wrongs, who lied, who deceived me, who had double standards, who was selfish, who cared more about himself than he cared about me. I can sit here & blame him for everything. But it was my choice to pursue this relationship. It was my choice to give him chance after chance after chance. & now the pain is almost unbearable because I went in too deep.
Learn from me. Let go. Let God grow you into a woman after His own heart. Don’t worry about being in a relationship. Worry about where you stand in Christ. Be content in God & God alone. & when He feels you’re ready, He will bless you with someone who will love you the way you were meant to be loved & lead you the way you were meant to be led. & that way, the relationship will be centered around Christ & it will be the most beautiful thing ever.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart & do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, & He will make straight your paths." - Proverbs 3:5-6
"The Lord is near to the brokenhearted & saves the crushed in spirit." - Psalms 34:18. God knows we’re hurting. But lets both be patient & trust that He has a plan for both of us.
If you have a broken heart, there is healing for you in the Father’s perfect love.
Guard the condition of your heart, deal with root issue before they even take root. Deal with those things. Let’s make sure we keep the purity in relationships, friendships. Don’t allow the devil destroy God-given connections. Keep our own spirit right. Then, your heart will keep you on the right track"
Brian Houston(via psalmfoursix-five)
We all face challenges. We all have obstacles to overcome. But if we can keep the right perspective, it will help us stay in faith so that we can move forward into victory. You may feel right now like the challenges that you face are too big or too overwhelming. One thing I’ve learned is that average people have average problems. Ordinary people have ordinary challenges. But remember, you’re not average. You’re not ordinary. You are extraordinary. God breathed His life into you. You are exceptional, and exceptional people face exceptional difficulties. But, the good news is that we serve an exceptional God! He’ll pour out His exceptional grace, exceptional wisdom and exceptional favor!
When you have an extraordinary problem; instead of being discouraged, be encouraged knowing that you’re an extraordinary person and have an extraordinary future. Your path is shining brighter and brighter. You are on an extraordinary path. Keep standing in faith, keep declaring victory over your future, keep declaring His promises. Keep declaring that you are moving forward into the exceptional favor the Lord has in store for you!
- Pray, Santus Real
"What do you think of abortion?"
This subject is so touchy & I know even Christians are split between it. There are so many aspects to it, so many ways you can look at it. But I have to look at it from a Biblical perspective & go off of what God’s word says about it.
Abortion is defined as the removal of an embryo or fetus from the uterus in order to end a pregnancy. Now to me, embryo or fetus, I still consider it as human. & the Bible commands us “You shall not kill.” So to keep it way, way, WAY simple & not going into so much detail like I know it can…I am against abortion.