Just wanted to share a few thought-provoking quotes from two books I am currently reading: The Resolution for Women by Priscilla Shirer, and Mother Teresa: In My Own Words. Happy pondering!
By choosing contentment, you’re not getting rid of your desires; you’re just demanding that they assume an appropriate, humble position in your life, not bossing you around like a tyrannical dictator forcing you to submit to his ever-growing and ever-changing list of demands. It means you no longer allow your yearnings and aspirations to control you, to rob from you the full use of and gratitude for what you’ve currently been given, leaving you unable to enjoy ‘this’ because He hasn’t seen fit to give you ‘that.’ – Priscilla Shirer
The important thing is not to do a lot or to do everything. The important thing is to be ready for anything, at all times; to be convinces that when serving the poor, we really serve God. – Mother Teresa
Refusing to stay in our assigned lane, swerving into a driving position we’re not designed to occupy, will always lead to dissatisfaction. – Priscilla Shirer
Rather than seeking to impress and outperform others, and rather than feeling ashamed by what you don’t have and can’t do, relish the opportunity to stand as a living, walking, eating, breathing example of what God’s grace can do with a woman He has set apart, weaknesses and all, to be a sacred vessel in His service. You are a purposeful place setting. A masterpiece worth celebrating. – Priscilla Shirer
When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her. It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed. We have refused to be instruments of love in the hands of God... – Mother Teresa
God does not demand that I be successful. God demands that I be faithful. When facing God, results are not important. Faithfulness is what is important. – Mother Teresa