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Saturday, November 15, 2014

1 Thessalonians 4:11

I've loved quotes ever since I was young.  I would seriously fill notebooks with quotes and write them all over my agenda when I was in elementary school. There's just something soothing about knowing that regardless of what you are going through, someone at some point has experienced the same thing.  They don't know you and yet, they understand you.  There are quotes to comfort you, quotes to inspire you, and quotes that just impart wisdom onto you.

This is a Bible quote that I came across and it's really been speaking to me lately.  I am a Christian and so I appreciate many of the teachings, but even if you're not a religious person, there is so much wisdom in that book to be shared.  

This particular quote is simple, but I think it's a lesson we can all take something from.  It's so easy to get caught up in what everyone else is doing ... to compare your life to someone else's and to lose focus on your own journey.  To me, this is just a simple reminder to focus on myself, let go of the distractions, and to build my own future.  In a way, I think it's just another way of saying "keep your eye on the prize."  Don't involve yourself with anyone else's drama or pettiness.  Don't let anyone pull you into their circus.  If you humbly and quietly continue to work on yourself, to work with your hands, you will be rewarded.

Thanks for reading!


  1. You are seriously the most good hearted and genuine person. I don't even know you but I always feel like I can relate and understand you..... this is such a great post and quote thanks so much for sharing it

  2. love this!
    i completely agree - work hard in silence!


  3. One of my favourite verses! I Thessalonians 4:11


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