1 corinthians 12:5. if we belong to jesus, we have the spirit living inside of us, and from the spirit, we each receive our spiritual gifts. our talents and gifts are our gift from god, and what we do with them to bring him glory is our gift to him. it is important to remember that not everyone has the same spiritual gift. not everyone serves god in the same way, but we are all serving god by using our spiritual gifts. as humans, our natural tendency is to compare ourselves and our talents to other people. often our comparison leads us to feel inferior and feel that our talents are not as important to serving god as other people's talents. unfortunately, we judge certain spiritual gifts to be more important than others because they are more visible, more showy, and produce easily seen results that glorify god, but we should not see it that way. all spiritual gifts are important, and every christian is important because each gift and each person serves a specific purpose in fulfilling god's plan and bringing him glory. whether your spiritual gift is evangelism, teaching, or giving, or whether it is mercy or service, remember that although there are different ways to serve god, every gift is important because it serves the purpose of serving god. not everyone serves the lord in the same way because his plan involves a diversified approach that involves every spiritual gift. find your gift, embrace it and understand it's importance, and use it to give god glory. no matter which gift god has blessed you with, use it to serve him well!
So i'm posting the second one due to this caption. i posted it early on in this account but i just gotta repost it.
so yesterday, my girlfriend and i were cuddling and my binder felt tight because i had it on for too long (don't ever do that i'm just s****d and stubborn). she's never seen me in person without my binder, on skype and stuff yeah but never in person. i finally went and took my binder off.
i've never really felt comfortable enough with one person to do that.
just thought i would share that.
I wanted to share an insight from my incredible new read with you [swipe right ->] • instagram can be tough. so many pictures of perfect lives and perfect things and the perfect times with friend friends and boyfriends and happiness • it's not realistic and we all know that but it's somehow still so hard to remember when you're scrolling through images feeling increasingly rubbish about yourself • it's so true, we compare ourselves to the exterior images that we see and it's so hard not be affected by that • this book is absolutey incredible at getting at the things that we all feel but are too engrossed in that we don't speak about • we need to make a positive change in the way we all use social media and partly that's why i wanted to share this with you - instagram is not real life! • take it with a pinch of salt and don't rely on it... try detaching yourself from it as much as possible, perhaps not checking so much in the evening when our emotions are heightened and taking it with an open mind • we are all guilty of it and it takes a mindful perspective, self-love and a positive mind to let go a little bit • i'm really actively trying this and it has helped me in every aspect of my life • i recommend this book thoroughly and am enjoying every minute of the mindful journey it's taking me on •
Midweek motivation. the bottom back shot is from december the top from a few days ago. the muscle composition, structure, definition and overall look has improved. bodybuilding and fitness isn't an overnight thing. it takes time and dedication, but anyone can do it if you just put your mind to it. no excuses!