Wednesday, February 22, 2012

why does graduating have to come with so many goodbyes?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

life takes work

nothing in life comes easy. i'm just beginning to realize that. i'm realizing that if i want to really succeed, excel and grow in anything it takes a lot of work, pain, and effort. but it is soo worth it.
i can't just sit in front of my computer and say how much i love basketball-i have to work out, run, shoot, practice. i have to DO basketball to excel.
i can't just want to be an A student-i have to work, manage my time, complete assignments. i have to DO school to succeed.
i can't just say "i love you"-i have to pursue, serve, help. I have to DO love to grow.
and the list goes on.

but you know what? God didn't just say "i love you" he didn't just want me, he didn't just sit on his throne-he acted. he sent his son to conquer death, to pay the debt i could not pay. and he succeeded.

even though life takes work and the journey seems long and hard
"I can do all this through him who gives me strength." Philippians 4:13 (NIV)
because of Jesus i can do all things and only through Jesus can i do all things. He gives me the strength to run this race and by his grace i will finish strong.