The power of life and death lies in the tongue. This speaks to the power of words. The bible says, “A word fitly spoken is like a design of gold set in silver.” God spoke the world into being. Words have the power to create the life we want to live.
Words have the power to build and the power to tear down. Words can comfort, heal a wounded heart, build self-esteem, and repair a distorted self-image among other things. Conversely, words can break a heart, tear down self-esteem, and distort self-image and confidence.
I get motivation from positive words. I remember what a positive impact words said by my teachers and other figures of authority had in my younger life. A teacher would say, “Sussy, you can do better than this. I know you can.” The conviction in those words made me do what I once thought was impossible.
To date positive words inspire me. Most people who have done well for themselves can attest that someone somewhere believed in them and as a result they were empowered to believe in themselves. How do you believe in someone? You use words to tell them that you believe in them, you believe in their abilities.
“The brain images the words you use to describe yourself and uses them to create your self-perception. What words describe you?” ~ Renee Ngamau. Today I share with you a collection of quotes that have inspired and continue to inspire me.
Here is a collection of the best of quotes to get you flying regardless of your situation in life.
Quotes for when you are faced with difficulties
“Life does not always turn out exactly as we want it or expect it to. Once in a while it may give you a blow from which you think you cannot recover, but if you still have breathe in you, always reel back and continue fighting for: Yesterday is not Today and Today is not Tomorrow. Each day rises fresh from the hands of God bringing with it what it will.” ~ Author Uknown
“You have been assigned this mountain to show others it can be moved.” ~ wordtothewerd
“Cheer up my friend, God doesn’t give us what we can handle; God helps us handle what we are given.” ~faithinspiration.tumblr.com
“God did not remove the Red Sea, He opened it; He will help us find a way through our problems as well.” ~Brad Wilcox
“God sometimes takes us into troubled waters not to drown us but to cleanse us.” ~ southernpiphi.tumblr.com
“Sometimes God lets you hit rock bottom so that you will discover that He is the rock at the bottom.” ~Author Unkown
Quotes on seizing opportunities
“Don’t let opportunities slip away if they are the right fit for you. At the end of the day, we all belong exactly where our ambitions, motivation, persistence and skills take us.” ~Everlyn Marinoff
“In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.” ~ Abraham Maslow
“God doesn’t give you the people you want, he gives you the people you need. To help you, to hurt you, to leave you, to love you and to make you the person you were meant to be.” ~artistlaraharris.tumblr.com
When you cannot sleep at night, have you ever thought maybe it is God saying, “We need to talk now you have time?” ~Spiritualinspiration.tumblr.com
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”~ Mark Twain. Don’t postpone living your dreams. Start working towards living them now.
“Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it-for action has magic grace and power in it.” ~Goethe
Quotes for when you need reassurance
“God is not blind. He does not lose track of us. Jesus still sees us in the secret places of our lives. Even in the darkest night, when we cry out to our heavenly Father, the Lord sees us…even in the dark.” ~Author Unknown. This is an encouragement to those who feel forgotten or who have lost a reason to sing. He still sees you…He knows your name.
“It is in the quiet crucible of your private and personal sufferings that your noblest dreams are born and God’s gifts are given to compensate for all you’ve gone through.” ~Wintley Phibbs
“Sometimes you are delayed where you are because God knows there is a storm where you’re headed.” ~Author Unknown. Be grateful.
Quotes on empowering oneself and carving one’s dreams
“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.” Lao Tzu
“Invest in as much of yourself as you can, you are your own biggest asset by far.” Warren Buffet.
“Raise your words not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder. ~Rumi
“Someone’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.” ~ Author Unknown
“Be comfortable with the uncomfortable. By being more willing to step outside your comfort zone, you are able to stretch your comfort zone and take on a plethora of opportunities.” ~ Author Unknown
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” ~ Author Unknown
“Try to realize that failure is your friend. While it’s often disappointing, there’s always a consolation prize. When you fail, you become smarter. You teach your mind to be better at prediction.” ~ Steve Pavlina
“Quitters have never and will never be remembered but those who stick it out.” ~ Author Unknown.
“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” ~ Jack Canfield.
“Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.” ~ George Washington Carver
“Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake.” ~Henry David Thoreau
Quotes on faith
“Prayer is more than communication. Prayer is a lifeline connecting us to the One who gives us the power to keep going and to keep sharing His word. Prayer gives us hope. Without the connection prayer gives us, life can seem desolate and hopeless.” ~ Author Unknown
“When God solves your problems, you have faith in His abilities; when He doesn’t, He has faith in your abilities.” ~ Author Unknown
“Faith isn’t faith until it is all you have left to hold onto.” ~ Author Unknown
“I never lose, I either win or learn.” Anonymous
“We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope.” Martin Luther.
“Too many of us allow fear to stop us from being truly successful. If you want success, you have to work for it.” ~ Yvonne Ramirez
“All that pleases is for a moment.” “All that troubles is but for a moment.” “That alone endures which is eternal.” ~ Author Unknown. How often do I think about what is eternal? How do my choices reflect those thoughts?
Quotes on living an authentic and full life
“You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years,
And get pats on the back as you pass,
But your final reward will be heartaches and tears,
If you’ve cheated the guy in the glass.” ~ Dale Wimbrow
“I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my Heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, and a promise. I choose to risk my significance; to live so that which came to me as seed goes to the next as blossom and that which came to me as blossom, goes on as fruit.” ~Dawna Markova.
“The half is a mere moment of inability, but you are able for you are a whole that exists to live a life not a half a life.” ~Gibran Khalil Gibran.
Here is to living a full life in the remaining less than half of 2016.
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