22 Jul

Do not invest so much of yourself into the happiness of others that when your strength is needed you have nothing to give yourself. It is important to love everyone, but you do not have to invest in everyone on a daily basis. Identify the people in your life that freely feed you and that you know are fed by you as well. These are the people that speak positivity over you and to you. These are the people that know you even when you are unidentifiable to yourself. These are the people that challenge you in a loving way because they want to see you grow and succeed. It is easy to let negative people slowly filter into your life. These people can be very charming at first, but over time you might find that you don’t feel so good about yourself when you are around them. This feeling does not mean there is anything wrong with you!! It is your spirit telling you to flee! The Bible says, “Do not throw your pearls before swine!”  This does not mean you shouldn’t help people if you can, but  you cannot allow people to help themselves to you when ever they please!!

I recently faced an opposition of great proportions! The actions towards me were shocking and hurtful, and I was left pretty lost (to put it mildly). Anytime I find myself in a place similar to this I always look to God to strengthen me through it and reveal to me something new, and BOY did he deliver! For one, he sent me the message above. I knew I needed to share it with you, because we all need to be reminded of the ways God shows us his love. He uses the people around us in many cases, they are like angels 🙂 Secondly, he forced me to recognize that I am a very crucial part of his body, as we all are. If I am trying to be something I’m not or if I alter myself to suffice others, I am saying to God that he messed up when he made me. In addition, I am denying my purpose and the gifts I have to share.

Friends, I am sharing this with you because I know you have all been where I was and I want to remind you of your individual greatness!

So here is your homework:

What part of the body are you? In your heart you know that answer to this question. What qualities in you do you deny for others that perhaps God wants you to let shine upon the world?

Be you because you are VITAL to this planet. Find that friend that loves you to no end and tell them what they mean to you today!

I Love You XOXO


3 Responses to “Thankful!!”

  1. hallie July 23, 2010 at 3:37 am #

    Wow, all I have to say is Wow. What you went through
    would explode into something so much different for most people;\ rather than
    what you have turned it into in just a few short day’s.

    I believe god has given you wisdom and decernment far beyond you years and once again you prove I’m right.

    Thanks for being god’s mouth peice, thats a calling on
    your life, and it bring’s such joy to everyone whom is
    blessed enough to be sent into your presense from God.

  2. meredith July 23, 2010 at 6:24 pm #

    I love this Lainers and I am so proud to be your friend! You are able to put into words what so many people need to hear, including me. Thank you for always being you and being such a strong influence in my life. I love you!!

  3. Kim July 24, 2010 at 2:13 pm #

    Alaina, you are such a beautiful person inside and out and a wonderful friend. I am so glad I met you and I always love talking to you, you always lift me up and know just what to say. This is amazing you have a talent and you are a positive influence for everyone. Love you dearly!!

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