HONESTY

How to Stay Strong and Live with Intention

You are never truly alone because the Lord Almighty is walking with you.

This one is for you girls…

God doesn’t call us to a life of popularity, but one of PURPOSE.

It is okay not to be the “popular” girl, for God doesn’t call us to a life of popularity, but one of purpose. It is okay to be different, odd, and even weird because to the world we will be just that: a light in the darkness! I can’t promise you that it will always be roses and daisies, but what I can promise you according to Truth, is that it will be worth it. It may get lonely when you are required to walk alone at times, but just remember…you are truly never alone because the Lord God Almighty is walking with you. It is better to have one, Him, on your side than a whole army.

He will help you be brave in a world that is crying out for you to cave.

So when you feel alone, run to Him with all of your heart and He will give you comfort, courage, faith, peace, hope, mercy, love, stamina, strength, determination, and He will help you be brave in a world that is crying out for you to cave. Don’t you dare. Don’t settle. Don’t compromise who you are in Christ to appease your critics. Don’t be like the rest of them, but be like Him. The Lord doesn’t want you to blend in, He made you to STAND OUT, for you are to be “set apart,” for His glory.

He made you to STAND OUT, for you to be “set apart,” for His glory.

Don’t dim the light that shines within you just because it causes others to have to look away. Be a blinding light! Illuminate Christ in all you do.

Surrender your will for His, obey Him at all costs, and have the favor of the Lord upon your life. Others will take notice. Let them see Jesus radiating through your every pore.

Raise that standard girl…

Be the one who’s not following the crowd because you’re too busy following your calling.

 

For you bless the righteous, O Lord; you cover him with favor as with a shield.” -Psalm 5:12

-Shannon Stewart Ratliff
@shannonstewartratliff

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