They say that sin is a gradual evil.
You typically don’t wake up one morning and randomly decide to throw away your life to sin.
Satan is much more clever and worse yet, he is the definition of patience.
To him it doesn’t matter if it takes you months or years to fall for his traps.
He will gladly wait for you.
Because to him it is not the amount of time that it takes that matters.
It is merely the fact that you do give in to his haunting temptations.
He is patient because the Devil knows that if you dip a toe into his pool of evil, you will become vulnerable and much more easier to manipulate.
Then, before you know it, your legs, torso, neck and head are fully immersed.
That is when he grins and tells you the most deceiving lie there is….
"You’re in too deep. There is nothing left to do but to drown in your sins."
Never fall for his lies.
Never trust his intentions.
But most of all, never fail to believe in yourself. <3
Ever been in the position where you’re anxiously waiting for an important cause, event, or action? Of course you have.. Everyone has!
Well while you’re waiting, you’re mind has probably wandered off and created a thousand different scenarios of what could be the possible outcome of your dreadful wait.
You’re probably getting nervous and slightly afraid. You’re breathing gets uneven and your skin starts to slowly tremble as sweat begins creeping off your skin. Why is that?
What it is about waiting that makes one so uneasy? Why is it that precisely at this very moment your body is reacting in such a hasty mianner?
Waiting… And waiting.. And waiting still…
Every second feels like a minute, each minute equals an hour and every hour becomes a day… Time works ever so slow when you’re waiting. And the more anxious you get.. The longer it seems to take.
Until finally you hear the doorbell ring, signaling that your date has arrived. Or the vibration of your phone goes off, informing you of a new text message. Whether its the distance from your sofa lagsto the door, or that slight movement it takes to pick up your phone and read that message..
Even once the grand moment you’ve dreadfully been waiting for has arrived.. Time still lags…Your legs slightly wobble, you get light-headed, your palms start sweating, and you become immovable.
You stare into space, shake your hands, take a deep breath, pick up your phone but yet can’t read that text. Doesn’t matter what your grand moment may be.. A new visitor to arrive, a car to pick you up, a letter in the mail, a phone call… The seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years that it takes for the final moment to arrive will always feel like centuries..
Yet, we still wait.
We know the agony and stress that can be induced from waiting.. We know the possible heartbreak and misfortune it may bring.. We know the sorrow and anger it can create and yet… Through it all.. We wait. Why?
Maybe it’s because despite all that disappointment and fear.. We know that even if all the odds are against us, there will always be that slight 0.1% that may direct us to happiness. We know that not every tale ends unhappily.. We know that even if all does fail, at least we gave it a shot. Even if life itself appears to collapse, at least we now have the opportunity to collect and rebuild an even stronger foundation.
It’s that teeny tiny slight almost impossible chance of success coming out of the absolute never-ending wait that causes us to stop… Take a deep breath.. And go for it.
That’s why we wait.. For the possibility of acceptance, a smile, a brother, or a friend. We know that if we are patient, we could come out on top. So faithfully cling onto that 0.1% chance. Never give up on the hope of transforming your ordinary life into something somewhat out of the ordinary even if it does only last a few seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, years, or even centuries…
This is here ill be spending my day :) #amusementpark #Kennywood #Pennsylvania
Get at my #level. #homemade #bread #pasta #meatballs #dinner (:
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I’ve been getting #calls from #wrong #numbers all #day long! What the heck #leavemealone
#diy #bandtshirt #muscletank #black #bralette #peach #skinnyjeans #ootd #comfy
One of those #magical days where my #hair actually looks somewhat decent. #fishtail #braid
My #driving is ok, it’s my #parking that needs work.
I officially #own a #2005 #fordfocus #firstcar :)
Rexburg LDS Temple <3
Hiking “R’ Mountain!