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Inspirational Quotes Addictions Recovery

 

Inspirational Quotes Addictions Recovery

(For anyone who faces great difficulties)

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“Fall seven times, stand up eight.”

– Japanese Proverb

“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.”
– Kenji Miyazawa

 

“We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.”
– Martin Luther King

 

“The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.”
– Chinese Proverb

 

“Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it.”
– William Hazlitt

 

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” – Michael Jordan

 

“The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them.”
– Unknown

 

“The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.”
– Epicetus

 

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.”

– Nelson Mandela

 

“It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed.”
– Doe Zantamata

 

“Every adversity, every failure and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or a greater benefit.”
– Napoleon Hill

 

“Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.”
– William James

 

“It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you don’t stop.”
– Confucius

 

“Man is fond of counting his troubles but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up, as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.”
– Fyodor Dostoevsky

 

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“With man, this is impossible, but with God, all things are possible.”  Matthew 19:26

 

Quotes On Recovery

quotes on recovery

 

Inspirational Recovery Quotes

Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.
Oscar Wilde

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
Helen Keller

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
Benjamin Disraeli

When you have come to the edge of all light that you know and are about to drop off into the darkness of the unknown, Faith is knowing one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.
Patrick Overton

Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right’. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
Napoleon Hill

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift; that’s why they call it the present.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

In God’s economy, nothing is wasted. Through failure, we learn a lesson in humility which is probably needed, painful though it is.
Bill W.

You become what you think about.
Earl Nightingale

I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish He didn’t trust me so much.
Mother Teresa

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our greatest glory is not in never failing but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you’re not sure where you’re going, you’ll probably end up somewhere else.
Anonymous

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.
African Proverb

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Mahatma Gandhi

The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.
Richard M. DeVos

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
Buddha

We will find only what we look for, nothing more and nothing less.
Anonymous

If you wait to do everything until you’re sure it’s right, you’ll probably never do much of anything.
Win Borden

Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
Aldous Huxley

We are either progressing or retrograding all the while; there is no such thing as remaining stationary in this life.
James Freeman Clarke

Take heed: you do not find what you do not seek.
English Proverb

“I can’t do it” never yet accomplished anything; “I will try” has performed wonders.
George P. Burnham

Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.
Rabindranath Tagore

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm … As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
Audrey Hepburn

We lose the fear of making decisions, great and small; as we realize that should our choice prove wrong we can, if we will, learn from the experience.
Bill W.

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.
Zig Ziglar

So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains and we never even know we have the key.
The Eagles

Some make it happen, some watch it happen, and some say, “What happened?”
Anonymous

Holding anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
Gautam Buddha

A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose – a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve.
John Maxwell

Even if you may be down to the worst, the best is potentially within you. You only have to find it, release it, and rise up with it. This requires courage and character, to be sure, but the main requirement is faith. Cultivate faith and you will have the necessary courage and character.
Norman Vincent Peale

And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
Abraham Lincoln

Dreams not pursued by action are simply that, dreams with little prospect of being attained. Action taken without a plan or direction is simply that– action with little prospect of success. Tie the plan and the action together and the dreams can become reality.
Julie V. Watson

Heaven never helps the man who will not act.
Sophocles

If you’re not sure where you’re going, you’ll probably end up somewhere else.
Anonymous

Yesterday is but a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision, but today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Anonymous

There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; there’s only a scarcity of resolve to make it happen.
Wayne Dyer

The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think, and what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny … it is the light that guides your way.
Heraclitus {535-475BC Greek Philosopher}

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
Dr. Seuss

The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.
Helen Keller

Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible, it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
Barbara DeAngelis

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Vincent van Gogh

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi

A man is not old until regrets start taking place of dreams.
Anonymous

The successful person has the habit of doing the things failures don’t like to do. They don’t like doing them either necessarily. But their disliking is subordinated to the strength of their purpose.
E.M. Gray

It is never too late to live happily ever after.
Anonymous

John Wesley quotes

John Wesley quotes

“Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.” ― John Wesley

“What one generation tolerates, the next generation will embrace.”  ― John Wesley

“We should be rigorous in judging ourselves and gracious in judging others.”  ― John Wesley

“Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin, and desire nothing but God, and I care not a straw whether they be clergymen or laymen; such alone will shake the gates of hell and set up the kingdom of heaven on Earth.” ― John Wesley

“Light yourself on fire with passion and people will come from miles to watch you burn.”  ― John Wesley

“Though we cannot think alike, may we not love alike? May we not be of one heart, though we are not of one opinion? Without all doubt, we may. Herein all the children of God may unite, notwithstanding these smaller differences.” ― John Wesley

When a man becomes a Christian, he becomes industrious, trustworthy and prosperous. Now, if that man when he gets all he can and saves all he can, does not give all he can, I have more hope for Judas Iscariot than for that man!” ― John Wesley

“Not, how much of my money will I give to God, but, how much of God’s money will I keep for myself?” ― John Wesley

“with all prayer (Eph. 6:18)” All sorts of prayer- public, private, mental, vocal. Do not be diligent in one kind of prayer and negligent in others… let us use all.”  ― John Wesley, How To Pray: The Best of John Wesley on Prayer

“Purge me from every sinful blot;
My idols all be cast aside:
Cleanse me from every evil thought,
From all the filth of self and pride.

The hatred of the carnal mind
Out of my flesh at once remove:
Give me a tender heart, resigned,
And pure, and full of faith and love.”
― John Wesley

 

“The readiest way which God takes to draw a man to himself is, to afflict him in that he loves most, and with good reason; and to cause this affliction to arise from some good action done with a single eye; because nothing can more clearly show him the emptiness of what is most lovely and desirable in all the world.”  ― John Wesley, A Plain Account of Christian Perfection (Foundations of Faith)\

 

 

 

Andrew Murray Quotes

Andrew Murray quotes
“Humility is perfect quietness of heart. It is to expect nothing, to wonder at nothing that is done to me, to feel nothing done against me. It is to be at rest when nobody praises me, and when I am blamed or despised. It is to have a blessed home in the Lord, where I can go in and shut the door, and kneel to my Father in secret, and am at peace as in a deep sea of calmness, when all around and above is trouble.”
― Andrew Murray

“Pride must die in you, or nothing of heaven can live in you.”
― Andrew Murray, Humility

“Here is the path to the higher life: down, lower down! Just as water always seeks and fills the lowest place, so the moment God finds men abased and empty, His glory and power flow in to exalt and to bless.”
― Andrew Murray, Humility

“Answered prayer is the interchange of love between the Father and His child.”
― Andrew Murray

“Each time, before you intercede, be quiet first, and worship God in His glory. Think of what He can do, and how He delights to hear the prayers of His redeemed people. Think of your place and privilege in Christ, and expect great things!”
― Andrew Murray

“A dead Christ I must do everything for; a living Christ does everything for me.”
― Andrew Murray, Jesus Himself

“God has a plan for His Church upon earth. But alas! we too often make our plan, and we think that we know what ought to be done. We ask God first to bless our feeble efforts, instead of absolutely refusing to go unless God go before us.”
― Andrew Murray, Absolute Surrender

“The sooner I learn to forget myself in the desire that He may be glorified, the richer will be the blessing that prayer will bring to myself. No one ever loses by what he sacrifices to the Father.”
― Andrew Murray

“God cannot hear the prayers on our lips often because the desires of our heart after the world cry out to Him much more strongly and loudly than the our desires for Him.”
― Andrew Murray

“Humility is the displacement of self by the enthronement of God.”
― Andrew Murray, Humility

“Humility is nothing but the disappearance of self in the vision that God is all.”
― Andrew Murray, Humility

“The great thing in prayer is to feel that we are putting our supplications into the bosom of omnipotent love.”
― Andrew Murray

Quotes By Billy Graham

Quotes By Billy Graham

 

God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with.
Billy Graham

 

The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.
Billy Graham

 

Racism and injustice and violence sweep our world, bringing a tragic harvest of heartache and death.

Billy Graham

 

Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength.
Billy Graham

 

A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.
Billy Graham

 

The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, ‘O God, forgive me,’ or ‘Help me.’
Billy Graham

 

God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, ‘I love you.’
Billy Graham

 

Make sure of your commitment to Jesus Christ, and seek to follow Him every day. Don’t be swayed by the false values and goals of this world, but put Christ and His will first in everything you do.

 

Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.
Billy Graham

 

God’s mercy and grace give me hope – for myself, and for our world.
Billy Graham

 

 

 

Christian Quotes On Trials

Christian Quotes On Trials

Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of.

Author: Charles Spurgeon

We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things.
Author: Henry Ward Beecher

To learn strong faith is to endure great trials. I have learned my faith by standing firm amid severe testings.
Author: George Mueller

God has a purpose for trials and testings.
Author: Warren Wiersbe

If we desire our faith to be strengthened, we should not shrink from opportunities where our faith may be tried, and therefore, through trial, be strengthened.
Author: George Mueller

Let the trials of life make you a giant, not a midget.
Author: Warren Wiersbe

In any trial, in any bitter situation, you are not alone, you are not helpless, you are not a victim. You have a tree, a cross, shown to you by the Sovereign God of Calvary. Whatever the trial or temptation, it is not more than you can bear. It is bearable. It can be handled. You can know as Joseph knew, “You meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive” (Genesis 50:20).
Author: Kay Arthur

Keep God’s covenant in your trials; hold you by His blessed word, and sin not; flee anger, wrath, grudging, envying, fretting; forgive a hundred pence to your fellow-servant, because your Lord hath forgiven you ten thousand talents: for, I assure you by the Lord, your adversaries shall get no advantage against you, except you sin, and offend your Lord, in your sufferings.
Author: Samuel Rutherford

Trials are medicines which our gracious and wise physician prescribes because we need them; and he proportions the frequency and weight of them to what the case requires.
Author: John Newton

We are so easily entangled in earthly affairs and so easily consumed with the desire for those things that do not last. We will not live on this earth forever, so even our trials should be viewed in the light of eternity.
Author: Theodore Epp

Faith upholds a Christian under all trials, by assuring him that every painful dispensation is under the direction of his Lord; that chastisements are a token of His love; that the season, measure, and continuance of his sufferings, are appointed by Infinite Wisdom, and designed to work for his everlasting good; and that grace and strength shall be afforded him, according to his need.
Author: John Newton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Temptation Christian Quotes

Temptation Christian Quotes

 

Temptation usually comes in through a door that has deliberately been left open.

– Arnold Glasow

Unwillingness to accept God’s “way of escape” from temptation frightens me what a rebel yet resides within.

~ Jim Elliot

All men are tempted. There is no man that lives that can’t be broken down, provided it is the right temptation, put in the right spot.

~ Henry Ward Beecher

 

To realize God’s presence is the one sovereign remedy against temptation.

~ Francois Fenelon

He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to. It is the means that determines the end.
~ Harry Emerson Fosdick

Every temptation is great or small according as the man is.

~ Jeremy Taylor

 

Temptations, when we meet them at first, are as the lion that roared upon Samson; but if we overcome them, the next time we see them we shall find a nest of honey within them.

~  John Bunyan

 

The higher the hill, the stronger the wind: so the loftier the life, the stronger the enemy’s temptations.

– John Wycliffe

 

Whatever your heart clings to and confides in, that is really your God.

~ Martin Luther

 

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

 

 

 

Forgiveness Christian Quotes

Forgiveness Christian Quotes

 

Lewis B. Smedes – Forgive & Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don’t Deserve

“Forgiveness is God’s invention for coming to terms with a world in which, despite their best intentions, people are unfair to each other and hurt each other deeply. He began by forgiving us. And he invites us all to forgive each other.”

Lewis B. Smedes – Forgive & Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don’t Deserve

“None of us wants to admit that we hate someone…When we deny our hate we detour around the crisis of forgiveness. We suppress our spite, make adjustments, and make believe we are too good to be hateful. But the truth is that we do not dare to risk admitting the hate we feel because we do not dare to risk forgiving the person we hate.”

Lewis B. Smedes – Forgive & Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don’t Deserve

“You can forgive someone almost anything. But you cannot tolerate everything…We don’t have to tolerate what people do just because we forgive them for doing it. Forgiving heals us personally. To tolerate everything only hurts us all in the long run.”

Lewis B. Smedes – Forgive & Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don’t Deserve

“When we forgive evil we do not excuse it, we do not tolerate it, we do not smother it. We look the evil full in the face, call it what it is, let its horror shock and stun and enrage us, and only then do we forgive it.”

Lewis B. Smedes – Forgive & Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don’t Deserve

“If we say that monsters [people who do terrible evil] are beyond forgiving, we give them a power they should never have…they are given the power to keep their evil alive in the hearts of those who suffered most. We give them power to condemn their victims to live forever with the hurting memory of their painful pasts. We give the monsters the last word.”

Lewis B. Smedes – Forgive & Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don’t Deserve

“Gandhi was right: if we all live by ‘an eye for an eye’ the whole world will be blind. The only way out is forgiveness.”

Lewis B. Smedes – Forgive & Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don’t Deserve

“We forgive freely or we do not really forgive at all.”

Lewis B. Smedes – The Art of Forgiving: When You Need To Forgive And Don’t Know How

“When you give up vengeance, make sure you are not giving up on justice. The line between the two is faint, unsteady, and fine…Vengeance is our own pleasure of seeing someone who hurt us getting it back and then some. Justice, on the other hand, is secure when someone pays a fair penalty for wronging another even if the injured person takes no pleasure in the transaction. Vengeance is personal satisfaction. Justice is moral accounting…Human forgiveness does not do away with human justice.”

Lewis B. Smedes – The Art of Forgiving: When You Need To Forgive And Don’t Know How

“I have discovered that most people who tell me that they cannot forgive a person who wronged them are handicapped by a mistaken understanding of what forgiving is.”

Lewis B. Smedes – The Art of Forgiving: When You Need To Forgive And Don’t Know How

“God is the original, master forgiver. Each time we grope our reluctant way through the minor miracle of forgiving, we are imitating his style. I am not at all sure that any of us would have had imagination enough to see the possibilities in this way to heal the wrongs of this life had he not done it first.”

Lewis B. Smedes – The Art of Forgiving: When You Need To Forgive And Don’t Know How

“It takes one person to forgive, it takes two people to be reunited.”

Christian Anxiety Quotes

Christian Anxiety Quotes

 

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.

Author: Charles Spurgeon

 

Resign every forbidden joy; restrain every wish that is not referred to God’s will; banish all eager desires, all anxiety; desire only the will of God; seek him alone and supremely, and you will find peace.
Author: Francois Fenelon

 

The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.
Author: George Mueller

 

The great antidote to anxiety is to come to God in prayer. We are to pray about everything. Nothing is too big for Him to handle, and nothing is too small to escape His attention.
Author: Jerry Bridges

 

A Christian’s freedom from anxiety is not due to some guaranteed freedom from trouble, but to the folly of worry and especially to the confidence that God is our Father, that even permitted suffering is within the orbit of His care.
Author: John Stott

 

The apostle Paul in writing to the Philippians gives them the admonition to be “anxious for nothing,” telling them that the cure for anxiety is found on one’s knees, that it is the peace of God that calms our spirit and dissipates anxiety (Phil. 4:6).
Author: R.C. Sproul

 

What else does anxiety about the future bring you but sorrow upon sorrow?
Author: Thomas a Kempis

 

An unpeaceful mind cannot operate normally. Hence the Apostle teaches us to “have no anxiety about anything” (Phil. 4:6). Deliver all anxious thoughts to God as soon as they arise. Let the peace of God maintain your heart and mind (v. 7).
Author: Watchman Nee

 

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.
Author: Henry Ward Beecher

 

 

 

Christian Quotes On The Subject of God’s Grace

Christian Quotes On The Subject of God’s Grace

 

Without free will, how shall God judge the world? Without grace, how shall God save the world?

– Author Unknown

 

GRACE-God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense.
– Author Unknown

 

We sometimes fear to bring our troubles to God, because they must seem small to Him who sitteth on the circle of the earth. But if they are large enough to vex and endanger our welfare, they are large enough to touch His heart of love.
Author: R.A. Torrey

 

Christian, remember the goodness of God in the frost of adversity.
Author: Charles Spurgeon

 

Once more, Never think that you can live to God by your own power or strength; but always look to and rely on him for assistance, yea, for all strength and grace.
Author: David Brainerd

 

In proportion to the size of the vessel of faith, brought by us to the Lord, is the measure we draw out of His overflowing grace.
– Cyprian
Author: Assorted Authors

 

Christ took our sins and the sins of the whole world as well as the Father’s wrath on his shoulders, and he has drowned them both in himself so that we are thereby reconciled to God and become completely righteous.
Author: Martin Luther

 

The law works fear and wrath; grace works hope and mercy.
Author: Martin Luther

 

Either sin is with you, lying on your shoulders, or it is lying on Christ, the Lamb of God. Now if it is lying on your back, you are lost; but if it is resting on Christ, you are free, and you will be saved. Now choose what you want.
Author: Martin Luther

 

Grace is the free, undeserved goodness and favor of God to mankind.
Author: Matthew Henry

Evangelism quotes

Evangelism quotes

 

The gospel is only good news if it gets there in time.

– Carl F. H. Henry

 

Lost people matter to God, and so they must matter to us.
– Keith Wright

 

God uses men who are weak and feeble enough to lean on him.
– Hudson Taylor

 

I would rather die for Christ than rule the whole earth.
– Ignatius

 

There is a moral and spiritual war for the souls of Americans. And this war must be waged by preaching the Gospel, prayer, and obedience to God’s Word.
– David Jeremiah

 

We should not ask, “What is wrong with the world?” for that diagnosis has already been given. Rather, we should ask, “What has happened to the salt and light?”
– John R. W. Stott

 

Life is too short and hell is too hot to just play church.
– Pastor Larry Osborn

 

I’ve seen far too many Christians who are more than willing to travel halfway around the world to volunteer for a week in an orphanage, but who cannot bring themselves to take the personal risk of sharing Jesus with the co-worker who sits day after day in the cubicle right next to them.
– Lee Strobel

 

The real test of a saint is not one’s willingness to preach the gospel, but one’s willingness to do something like washing the disciples’ feet – that is, being willing to do those things that seem unimportant in human estimation but count as everything to God.
– Oswald Chambers

 

You want to make a difference in your world? Live a holy life:
Be faithful to your spouse.
Be the one at the office who refuses to cheat.
Be the neighbor who acts neighborly.
Be the employee who does the work and doesn’t complain.
Pay your bills.
Do your part and enjoy life.
Don’t speak one message and live another.
People are watching the way we act more than they are listening to what we say.
– Max Lucado

Christian Quotes on Surrendering

Christian Quotes on Surrendering

 

Faith, as Paul saw it, was a living, flaming thing leading to surrender and obedience to the commandments of Christ. ~ A.W. T

Just as a servant knows that he must first obey his master in all things, so the surrender to an implicit and unquestionable obedience must become the essential characteristic of our lives. ~ Andrew Murray

Conversion is a complete surrender to Jesus. It’s a willingness to do what he wants you to do. ~ Billy Sunday

Unless you have made a complete surrender and are doing his will it will avail you nothing if you’ve reformed a thousand times and have your name on fifty church records. ~ Billy Sunday

God has landed on this enemy-occupied world in human form. The perfect surrender and humiliation was undergone by Christ: perfect because He was God, surrender and humiliation because He was man. ~ C.S. Lewis

 

He who surrenders himself without reservation to the temporal claims of a nation, or a party, or a class is rendering to Caesar that which, of all things, most emphatically belongs to God: himself. ~ C.S. Lewis

 

The greatness of a man’s power is the measure of his surrender. ~ William Booth

 

The man or woman who is wholly or joyously surrendered to Christ can’t make a wrong choice – any choice will be the right one. ~ A.W. Tozer

If you seek to save your life, you will lose it. But if you will just surrender and just lose your life–for my sake you will find it. ~ T.D. Jakes

 

You cannot fulfill God’s purposes for your life while focusing on your own plans. ~ Rick Warren

 

Faith, as Paul saw it, was a living, flaming thing leading to surrender and obedience to the commandments of Christ. ~ A.W. Tozer

 

The reason why many are still troubled, still seeking, still making little forward progress is because they haven’t yet come to the end of themselves. We’re still trying to give orders, and interfering with God’s work within us.  A.W. Tozer

 

God had brought me to my knees and made me acknowledge my own nothingness, and out of that knowledge I had been reborn. I was no longer the centre of my life and therefore I could see God in everything. ~ Bede Griffiths

 

Surrender your own poverty and acknowledge your nothingness to the Lord. Whether you understand it or not, God loves you, is present in you, lives in you, dwells in you, calls you, saves you and offers you an understanding and compassion which are like nothing you have ever found in a book or heard in a sermon. ~ Thomas Merton

Quotes On Overcoming Addictions

Quotes On Overcoming Addictions

  • “Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

 

  • “To trust yourself to test your limits. That is the courage to succeed.” ~ Bernard Edmonds

 

  • “Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.” ~ Bill Cosby

 

  • “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life, as by the obstacles one has overcome trying to succeed.” ~ Booker T. Washington

 

  • “No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No stream or gas ever drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara ever turned light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.” ~ Harry Emerson Fosdick

 

  • “You can’t take flight without looking up and letting go.” – She Who Weaves the Web

 

  • Two Wolves

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a
battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son,
The battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all.

One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret,
greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment
Inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego.

The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope,
serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence,
empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute
and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf wins?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

 

  • “Things do not change; we change.” -Henry David Thoreau

 

  • “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.” -Mark Twain

 

  • “Who would have thought? The treatment for addiction is to want something better than your addictions (p. 3)… You do your addiction because you like it. Maybe you want to change, but at the same time, you don’t want to change. You are caught between wanting to trust God and wanting to be God. Acknowledge this and you are walking in the right direction (p. 14)… You addiction went from being a friend to a lover to a slave-master (p. 25)… Right now [as you leave your addiction] it feels like you are giving things up. But in reality you are inheriting a new kingdom (p. 28).” Edward T. Welch in Crossroads: A Step-by-Step Guide Away from Addiction

 

  • “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

 

  • “There are only two ways to live your life. One is though nothing is a miracle. The other is though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

 

  • “You must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessings.”
    Andrew Jackson (March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845)

 

  • “Your altitude is determined by your attitude” –  Unknown

 

  • “Those who follow the crowd are quickly lost in it.” – Unknown

 

  • “What you become is more important than what you accomplish.” – Unknown

 

  • “The deepest human defeat suffered by human beings is constituted by the difference between what one was capable of becoming and what one has in fact become.”  –   Ashley Montagu (June 28, 1905, London, England – November 26, 1999, Princeton, New Jersey)

 

  • “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life, as by the obstacles one has overcome trying to succeed.” –   Booker T. Washington

 

 

Inspirational Quotes On Disability And Overcoming

Inspirational quotes on disability and overcoming

 

My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you doing well, and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don’t be disabled in spirit as well as physically. ~ Stephen Hawking

 

“Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid. Courage means you don’t let fear stop you.” Bethany Hamilton

 

“If I fail, I try again, and again, and again. If YOU fail, are you going to try again? The human spirit can handle much worse than we realize. It matters HOW you are going to FINISH. Are you going to finish strong?” Nick Vujicic

 

“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” Helen Keller

 

“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” Christopher Reeve

 

“We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.” Helen Keller

 

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”  Albert Einstein

 

“Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.”  Albert Einstein

 

“The difference between those who fail and those who succeed is largely perseverance. Never quit.”  Charles Schwab

 

“Continuous effort — not strength or intelligence — is the key to unlocking your potential.  Winston Churchill

 

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. Thomas Edison

 

“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” Walt Disney

 

“Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.”  George Patton

 

Philippians 4:13:  I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christian Quotes On Bitterness

Christian Quotes on Bitterness

 

“The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone”.   Harriet Beecher Stowe

“Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it.”    Harry Emerson Fosdick

“Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness”.  Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Frequently the enemy entices Christians to harbor an unforgiving spirit – a very common symptom indeed among God’s children. Such bitterness and fault-finding and enmity inflict a severe blow upon spiritual life”.  Watchman Nee

“As we pour out our bitterness, God pours in his peace.”   F.B. Meyer

“Anger and bitterness are two noticeable signs of being focused on self and not trusting God’s sovereignty in your life. When you believe that God causes all things to work together for good to those who belong to Him and love Him, you can respond to trials with joy instead of anger or bitterness.”   John C. Broger

“Too many Christians become bitter and angry in the conflict. If we descend into hatefulness, we have already lost the battle. We must cooperate with God in turning what was meant for evil into a greater good within us. This is why we bless those who would curse us: It is not only for their sakes but to preserve our own soul from its natural response toward hatred. ”  Francis Frangipane

“Do not even such things as are most bitter to the flesh, tend to awaken Christians to faith and prayer, to a sight of the emptiness of this world, and the fadingness of the best it yield? Doth not God by these things (ofttimes) call our sins to remembrance, and provoke us to amendment of life? How then can we be offended at things by which we reap so much good?…. Therefore if mine enemy hunger, let me feed him; if he thirst, let me give him drink. Now in order to do this, (1) We must see good in that, in which other men can see none. (2) We must pass by those injuries that other men would revenge. (3) We must show we have grace, and that we are made to bear what other men are not acquainted with. (4) Many of our graces are kept alive, by those very things that are the death of other men’s souls…. The devil, (they say) is good when he is pleased; but Christ and His saints, when displeased.”
John Bunyan

“We are told that it is perfectly legitimate for believers to suffer grief. Our Lord Himself was a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. Though grief may reach to the roots of our souls, it must not result in bitterness. Grief is a legitimate emotion, at times even a virtue, but there must be no place in the soul for bitterness.”  R.C. Sproul

“A bitter spirit will keep you from being a better person.”   Woodrow Kroll

“When the root is bitterness, imagine what the fruit might be.”  Woodrow Kroll

Charles Stanley Quotes

Charles Stanley Quotes

 

God has a master plan for your life, and that master plan does not change either. It is a plan designed specifically for you. It is a plan that God intends for you to live out fully, beginning at the moment of your birth and never ending until the moment of your death.” (Discover Your Destiny)

 

“If we walk in the Spirit daily, surrendered to His power, we have the right to expect anything we need to hear from God.” (How to Listen to God)

 

“You may go through difficulty, hardship, or trial—but as long as you are anchored to Him, you will have hope.” (In Touch with God)

 

“After brokenness, our lives can be more fruitful, more purposeful, and more joyful. A genuine blessing can come in the wake of being broken.” (Developing Inner Strength)

 

“Apart from Jesus, there is no peace—not within a human heart, and not among human beings or nations. With Jesus, we can experience peace that passes our rational minds and settles deep within (Phil. 4:7).” (Preparing for Christ’s Return)

 

“If God can gain glory for Himself from the unjustified murder of His Son, can we not trust Him to somehow glorify Himself in and through the things we struggle with on a daily basis?” (How to Handle Adversity)

 

“Jesus wants you to lean on Him and hand over your burdens, all of them. When you do, you’ll experience a lightness of spirit that knows no bounds.” (Seeking His Face: A Daily Devotional)

 

“Forgiveness is based on the atoning work of the Cross, and not on anything we do. God’s forgiveness does not depend on our confession, nor does His fellowship. Confession is a means for releasing us from the tension and bondage of a guilty conscience.” (The Gift of Forgiveness)

 

“As you confront your problems rather than avoid them, your faith is nurtured and stretched. Your confidence grows; your fears subside.” (Enter His Gates)

 

“From the world’s perspective, there are many places you can go to find comfort. But there is only one place you will find a hand to catch your tears and a heart to listen to your every longing. True peace comes only from God.” (Into His Presence)

Ten Inspirational Christian Quotes

Ten Inspirational Christian Quotes

 

 

“God loves each of us as if there were only one of us”- Augustine

 

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose. ~ Jim Elliot

 

“The will of God will not take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us.”― Billy Graham

 

Employ whatever God has entrusted you with, in doing good, all possible good, in every possible kind and degree…- John Wesley

 

Faith is a living and unshakable confidence. a belief in God so assured that a man would die a thousand deaths for its sake. — Martin Luther
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. – Martin Luther King Jr.

 

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows; it empties today of its strength.” – Corrie Ten Boom

 

“Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees.” ~ Corrie Ten Boom

 

The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, ‘O God, forgive me,’ or ‘Help me.’ – Billy Graham

 

Beware in your prayers, above everything else, of limiting God, not only by unbelief, but by fancying that you know what He can do. – Andrew Murray

 

One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

 

Quotes About Unconditional Love

 

 

Quotes About Unconditional Love

You may feel lost and alone, but God knows exactly where you are, and He has a good plan for your life. ~ unknown

 

God doesn’t owe us anything- yet in His grace, He still gives us good things.    – Billy Graham

 

“Only God can fully satisfy the hungry heart of man.” – Hugh Black

 

“The peace of God is not the absence of fear. It, in fact, is His presence.”  – Tim Keller

 

When I cannot understand my Father’s leading, And it seems to be but hard and cruel fate, Still I hear that gentle whisper ever pleading, God is working, God is faithful—Only wait. –A.B. Simpson

 

“Though our feelings come and go, God’s love for us does not.” ~ C.S. Lewis
“God didn’t make a mistake when He made you. You need to see yourself as God sees you.” ~Joel Osteen

 

“We are never defeated unless we give up on God.” ~ Ronald Reagan

 

“For every struggle I endure I just have to thank God because, He is molding me to become the person I need to be.”  ~ Unknown

 

“The ultimate lesson all have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others, but ourselves as well.” Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

 

 

Inspiring Mental Illness Quotes

Inspiring Mental Illness Quotes

Realize that illness and other temporal setbacks often come to us from the hand of God our Lord, and are sent to help us know ourselves better, to free ourselves of the love of created things, and to reflect on the brevity of this life and, thus, to prepare ourselves for the life which is without end. ~ Saint Ignatius

 

Some days, 24 hours is too much to stay put in, so I take the day hour by hour, moment by moment. I break the task, the challenge, the fear into small, bite-size pieces. I can handle a piece of fear, depression, anger, pain, sadness, loneliness, illness. I actually put my hands up to my face, one next to each eye, like blinders on a horse. ~ Regina Brett

 

Mental illness leaves a huge legacy, not just for the person suffering it but for those around them. ~ Lysette Anthony

 

Scientists have demonstrated that dramatic, positive changes can occur in our lives as a direct result of facing an extreme challenge – whether it’s coping with a serious illness, daring to quit smoking, or dealing with depression. Researchers call this ‘post-traumatic growth.’ ~ Jane McGonigal

 

Life is a series of baby steps along the way and if you add up these tiny little steps you take toward your goal, whatever it is, whether it’s giving up something, a terrible addiction or trying to work your way through an illness. When you total up those baby steps you’d be amazed over the course of 10 years, the strides you’ve taken. ~ Hoda Kotb

 

One of the things psychologists used to say was that if you are depressed, anxious or angry, you couldn’t be happy. Those were at opposite ends of a continuum. I believe that you can be suffering or have a mental illness and be happy – just not in the same moment that you’re sad. ~ Martin Seligman

 

Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness. ~ Richard Carlson

 

The number one root of all illness, as we know, is stress. ~ Marianne Williamson

 

Even if you have a terminal disease, you don’t have to sit down and mope. Enjoy life and challenge the illness that you have. ~ Nelson Mandela

 

There are uses to adversity, and they don’t reveal themselves until tested. Whether it’s serious illness, financial hardship, or the simple constraint of parents who speak limited English, difficulty can tap unexpected strengths. ~ Sonia Sotomayor

 

Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. ~ Joseph Campbell

 

Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it. ~
Kevyn Aucoin