John 1:46 KJV  And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.
If you’ve been alive long enough, chances are that you may have heard one or two disparaging things said about you that may make you doubt the future. Nevertheless, it is God who has the final say, not man. “Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God” (Corrie ten Boom).
Matthew 9:21 KJV For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.
You are how you are today because of what you told yourself in the past. One way to develop resilience in love is to develop a healthy self-talk. That, nobody else can do for you. “You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens” (Louise Hay).
Bonus quote: Ann Bradford — ‘Tell the negative committee that meets inside your head to sit down and shut up.’
As I’m writing this, I’m in church sitting behind a man holding a baby. A man beside them tried to wave the baby girl’s attention but the baby’s eyes were glued to people walking to give offertory in front of the church.
I wanted to be like that child. The ability to focus on what you want to focus on without paying heed to people who just want to entertain themselves with you.
This morning an incident I anticipated happened in a salon. I have a baby face and look younger than my age and I also have very good, hair as per my society. So I anticipate comments pertaining to my hair but also how such a small girl(I’m 22) has such long hair. I’m okay with how God has created me though but it sucks to be seen as younger than you are.
I want to be like this baby and not care what people think.
Matthew 18:3-4 KJV
 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.  Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Proverbs 9:12 KJV If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it .
Everybody is doing the best they can to survive in this world. However, whatever you do goes around and comes back to you; As such, care must be taken to live in such a way as to be proud of the one you see in the mirror. You are the one in charge of your own actions. Your future self must be able to thank you for how live today. “If you do good, you do for yourself. If you do bad, you do for yourself” (African proverb).
Hebrews 12:1 KJV …let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
As you go through life, you receive lots of advice from various people. But these counsels are usually based on their own journey in life and may have nothing to do with you. Sometimes they contradict. You must be able to sift through the opinions of the masses and forge your own destiny based on God’s plan for your life. “Don’t spend your life believing a story about yourself that you didn’t write that’s been fed to you – that simply you’ve accepted, embedded and added to. Let the story go and there beneath is the real you…and your unique gifts, heart and path that await you” (Nanette Mathews).
Proverbs 25:28 KJV He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.
Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans. What wil be will be, but how we react to it makes all the difference. “What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens” (Ellen Glasgow).
Matthew 6:34 KJV Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
About 95% of the things we worry about do not materialize. The things that we should be worried about usually happens so fast that we don’t get enough time to worry about. Worrying is useless; the only thing it accomplishes is making things seem worse. “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength” (Corrie ten Boom).