And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess;but be filled with the Spirit.
Ephesians 5:18
Rest more with Me. If I, the Son of God, needed those times of quiet communion with My Father, away, alone, from noise, from activity — then surely you need them too. Refilling with the Spirit is a need. That dwelling apart, that shutting yourself away in the very secret place of your being — away alone with Me. From these times you come forth in Power to bless and heal.

Trust God’s hand not your own. He will hold you up. Take your mind off the world; put it on Christ. Continually seek His will for your life, keep praying, have faith in the Lord, and never forget the love He has for you. “What doesn’t kill you makes us stronger.” “We are only defeated when we quit.” “A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.” – Richard M. Nixon “Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.” – – Napoleon Hill “Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent,” Don’t forget you’re human, it’s OK to have a meltdown. Just don’t unpack and live there. Cry it out and then refocus on where you are headed.” – Afflictions 1. – Corinthians 4:8-10 We are afflicted in every way, not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. 2. Psalm 34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. Stand firm 3. Hebrews 10:35-36 Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. 4. 1 Corinthians 16:13 Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. God saves 5. Psalm 145:19 He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them. 6. Psalm 34:18 The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. No one can stop God’s plan for you 7. Isaiah 55:8-9 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. 8. Psalm 40:5 O LORD my God, you have performed many wonders for us. Your plans for us are too numerous to list. You have no equal. If I tried to recite all your wonderful deeds, I would never come to the end of them. 9. Romans 8:28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Do not fear 10. Deuteronomy 31:8 The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. 11. Deuteronomy 4:31 For the LORD your God is a merciful God; he will not abandon or destroy you or forget the covenant with your ancestors, which he confirmed to them by oath. 12. Psalm 118:6 The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? 13. Psalm 145:18 The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

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Life is pain

Life is pain, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.” William Goldman

The first person that comes to mind is Gary Vaynerchuk, whose constant social media posting encourages folks to chase happiness instead of money.

Well, sorry to break it to you, but life is pain. If you do not accept this, life is going to break your heart on a daily basis.

The pursuit of happiness? How does that even work? How does one go about it? How long does it last?

Don’t wish for fairytales. Just don’t.

The truth is that you have to make use of your suffering. That you must do your best to choose the battles you want to fight.

Do what is hard every single day, do what is meaningful, and happiness will come as a by-product of your actions.

Envy is the most stupid thing ever

“People always get what they want. But there is a price for everything. Failures are either those who do not know what they want or are not prepared to pay the price asked them. The price varies from individual to individual. Some get things at bargain-sale prices, others only at famine prices. But it is no use grumbling. Whatever price you are asked, you must pay.” – W.H. Auden

There’s a price that one must pay for anything. The price is sometimes time, sometimes energy, sometimes compromising oneself.

If someone has more than you, if someone is better than you at a certain skill, you can rest assured that they are worst than you in other areas.

We get what we are willing to sacrifice for.

I spent eight years writing before I earned a single dollar. I was living mostly on coffee, Coca-Cola, and cigarettes. I was also a recluse. I felt as if there was this invisible wall between me and the rest of the world. I cannot count the times I cried whenever I saw people who were in love or seemed to be.

I paid the price. To be able to write my stories, to share them with the world.

Think about that next time you feel like being envious of someone else’s success or achievements. They paid the price. You didn’t.

Cynicism is going to poison your soul

“Michelangelo’s great perfect marble David cries out to its observer: “You could be more than you are.” When you dare aspire upward, you reveal the inadequacy of the present and the promise of the future. Then you disturb others, in the depths of their souls, where they understand that their cynicism and immobility are unjustifiable. You play Abel to their Cain. You remind them that they ceased caring not because of life’s horrors, which are undeniable, but because they do not want to lift the world up on to their shoulders, where it belongs.” – Jordan B. Peterson

Here in Romania a lot of folks tend to believe that rich people are all thieves. Corrupt. They did something bad to acquire their fortunes. And when I tell them that they could also steal, they look at me like…

Play by the rules, if you want to win. If you hate the game, hate the players, you’re only going to be bitter about it for the rest of your life.

You know those guys who call the police whenever a neighbor throws a party?

Well, they do so because no one ever invites them to parties. The same goes for guys who slut-shame women, people who hate on the rich, on the famous, on the talented, on every single other category.