When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too...Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity...The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Countless dreams remain unrealized as a result of the fear of suffering or loss. To remain in that place of fear and doubt, in fact, causes us to miss out on all the best that life has to offer. It is only when we approach life and love with an open heart, willing to risk whatever perceived pain may result, that we become open to receive all that is available to us. It IS the place where dreams come true! You may experience some setbacks, personal failures or disappointments along the way, but your new state of being, borne of faith, hope and love will energize you to get right back up and try again.
For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again... ~Proverbs 24:16 (NIV)~ Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." ~Matthew 19:14 (Amp)~ For now we are looking in a mirror that gives only a dim (blurred) reflection [of reality as in a riddle or enigma], but then [when perfection comes] we shall see in reality and face to face! Now I know in part (imperfectly), but then I shall know and understand fully and clearly, [even in the same manner as I have been fully and clearly known and understood by God]. And so faith, hope, love abide [faith-conviction and belief respecting man's relation to God and divine things; hope-joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation; love-true affection for God and man, growing out of God's love for and in us], these three; but the greatest of these is love. ~1 Corinthians 13:12-13 (Amp)~
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