“If I wired it into my choices, I can wire it out through my choices.” - @drcarolineleaf This may seem like a confusing statement, but for me it was revelatory! Because through this I realized I needed to take OWNERSHIP of my choices. I am who I am today because of my choices. And if I don’t like certain things about that, I can choose to change it! The person I am today does not define the person I’ll be tomorrow... and the person I’ll be tomorrow will be the result of what action I took today to be INTENTIONAL with my personal growth. • • • #personaldevelopment #motivation #success #mindset #focus #inspiration #personalgrowth #selflove #motivationalquotes #selfimprovement #inspirationalquotes #selfhelp #happiness #life #mindfulness #growthmindset #quotes #selfcare #positivity #neuroplasticity #loveyourself #21daybraindetox #selfawareness
I was doing some deadlifts the other day, when I felt I couldn’t do another rep. It wasn’t that my legs were tired; it had to do with the fact that I was 𝗟𝗢𝗦𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗠𝗬 𝗚𝗥𝗜𝗣. I had to put the bar down. That’s when I heard God say, “You’re only ever as strong as your grip strength.” 💪🏽 In life, the same rule applies: The measure to which you see God’s plans and purposes unfold in your life is dependent on whether or not you can keep 𝗛𝗢𝗟𝗗𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗢𝗡 to the promises, prophesies, and vision He has given you for your future. 𝙇𝙚𝙩 𝙪𝙨 𝗛𝗢𝗟𝗗 𝗢𝗡 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙝𝙤𝙥𝙚 𝙬𝙚 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙛𝙚𝙨𝙨, 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙃𝙚 𝙬𝙝𝙤 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙢𝙞𝙨𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙨 𝙛𝙖𝙞𝙩𝙝𝙛𝙪𝙡. - Hebrews 10:23 𝗛𝗢𝗟𝗗 𝗢𝗡. 𝗕𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗞𝗧𝗛𝗥𝗢𝗨𝗚𝗛 𝗜𝗦 𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗜𝗡𝗚! #gripstrength
90% of the time I do good. I stay on top of my thinking. 🧠 I eat right. 🍎 I go to the gym. 🏋🏼♀️ I keep up with my studies. 📚 I socialize. 👭 I get outside. 🍂 I make. good. choices. 👍🏻 And I celebrate the 90% because there was a time in my life where I was such a perfectionist that I got upset when I got a 99% on a test — because I made one mistake. Just one. No, friends, the 90% is huge. Even the 80%. Or the 50%. Any ground you take, any victory you walk in, is worth celebrating. But then there’s the 10% where I don’t do good... 😔 And I want to make sure I share those moments, too, because I get disgusted by the ability to be fake on social media and pretend everything is rainbows and butterflies. 🌈 🦋 Let’s face it. We all know the stuff we go through in life sometimes is just plain ole 💩 So here’s to my 10% of mess. 🥂 🔸When I don’t keep up with the goals I assigned myself for school that week. 🔸When I don’t do my dishes. 🔸When I eat an entire chocolate bar in one sitting. 🔸When I watch 4 hours on Netflix nonstop. 🔸When I go to bed WAY too late. 🔸When I forget to brush my teeth before I fell asleep. 🔸When I don’t do my reading. 🔸When I don’t clean my room. 🔸 When I isolate myself. 🔸 When I waste my time. 🔸 When I don’t keep my attitude in check. 🔸 When I eat fries and milkshakes in embarrassing quantities. And instead of beating myself up about how many miles I now have to jog to work off my fries and milkshake, or what my roommates are going to think of me being a slob, or how I’m going to catch up on the schoolwork I’ve slacked off on... I’ve learned to have grace for myself. 🥰 I’ve learned to be kind to myself when I slip up. ❤️ I’ve learned that I’m not defined by moments. ⏱ I’ve learned to get up again. 💪🏽 And I am much, much happier this way. 😊 Grace is like oil. Depression, anxiety, anger, and stress lose their grip when you’re covered in it. So do me a solid and celebrate your victories! 🎉 🎊 And cover yourself in grace when you slip up. Just get up again. You have not lost. “But he answered me, “My grace is always more than enough for you.” - 2 Corinthians 12:9
Link in bio!! Could desert seasons be blessings in disguise? First blog post in almost 5 years!! Super excited despite feeling way technologically illiterate. 😂 Let me know what you think!
In a season barraged by disappointment, I’ve learned that HOPE never disappoints and FAITH is the key that unlocks the victory! 🗝 This picture was taken in one of those moments glimmered by hope. 𝗠𝘆 𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗱, 𝗶𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝗹 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂’𝘃𝗲 𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗮𝗻, 𝗜 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗼 𝗸𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴. “Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.” (Eph 6:13 ESV) 𝗕𝗲𝗰𝗮𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗻 𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗲. 🕊 “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have obtained our introduction by FAITH into this GRACE IN WHICH WE STAND; and we exult in the hope of the glory of God.” (Rom 5:1-2 NASB) 𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗲𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿, 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗯𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲, 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗱𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗿, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗱𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗛𝗢𝗣𝗘. (Rom 5:3-4) “And HOPE does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” (Rom 5:5 NASB) 𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗱. ❤️ 𝗔𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝗲𝗺𝗽𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂, 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗛𝗼𝗹𝘆 𝗦𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗶𝘁, 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗼𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝘂𝗻𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗸𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲. “Truly He is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will never be shaken.” (Psalm 62 NIV) 𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗔𝗥𝗘 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝗮 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗾𝘂𝗲𝗿𝗼𝗿, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗶𝘁 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝗹𝘀 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝗶𝘁 𝗼𝗿 𝗻𝗼𝘁, 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗕𝗘𝗦𝗧 𝗱𝗮𝘆𝘀 — 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗲 — 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂! (If you’re wondering what I’m laughing about, swipe left. 😉) Photo cred goes to @rhemapenrod 😘
What started out as a food blog I wrote as a teenager is now becoming a platform on which I share my life journey & thoughts. But you can still check out my recipes that will make you drool — like this amazing Iranian dish — at www.daniellejoy.org. 😍🤤😍