Ten things to do in 2017:

1. Take it a day at a time. You don’t have to know what you’re doing the next day or even the next hour. I’ve learned that the more you think in the future, the shorter the day seems and the months fly past you and you’re left feeling discontent and unsatisfied. It’s almost like everything has been in a blur, and you find yourself saying, “the year went by so fast”, even though you haven’t accomplished much. So do everything in the moment of ‘now’, and cherish each minute like it’s the last minute you have.

2. Let it go. You know nothing is going to change, because you can’t change people unless they truly want to and you can’t change the past either, and the sooner you realize this, you will spend more time being happy than in a constant battle with your mind and your heart. They need to rest too.

3. Take risks. If you never take any, the moment that turned out for the worst could have turned out for the best. This works vice-versa as well, but either way, you will learn from these experiences. You won’t forget how rapidly your heart was beating in these moments and how electric you felt. It will be worth it in the end, trust me.

4. Call up that person that you didn’t spend enough time getting to know, simply because you were too distracted with somebody else or just didn’t feel like you’d become something more than acquaintances. Greet strangers and embrace the idea of diversity. Ask questions about different cultures, morals, ideas, beliefs; educate yourself as much as you can.

5. Go ahead and wear that outfit you keep telling yourself that it doesn’t look good on you. You bought it because you liked it, yes? So, show it to the whole damn world. If you do it with a smile and confidently squared shoulders—even better. You are beautiful.

6. Instead of procrastinating and wallowing in self-pity, get up and do something. Sitting around is not going to do much but make you feel horrible, and you’ll create scenarios that may not even exist or be as big in your head that will cause matters to become worse. You want this to be your year of explosive progress? Set goals and strive to achieve them. You want to look back at the end of the year and say, “I did good”.

7. Spend more time with your family or friends. Build a support system so strong, that you will never feel lonely. In fact, this support system will lead you to feeling content even when you are alone, because you won’t feel the constant need to either be with someone or have somebody who loves you, because you know you’ll have people who love you and the more love you surround yourself with, the easier it becomes to love yourself too.

8. Be kind always and be angry when you need to be. Stand up for the ideas that you believe in and don’t back down from them just because you have a different opinion. Learn to love the sound of your voice when it bounces off the walls of a classroom full of people, because your voice has the power to change a million minds. Remember, you are allowed to feel whatever it is you feel.

9. Go on more road trips or just take a few minutes to be outside by yourself. Inhale and exhale the air around you. Watch the stars, the sunset, the sunrise, the birds flying in the sky, the cars passing by. Walk in the rain sometimes without an umbrella, instead of running. Let the sunlight soak your skin more often. God, isn’t the world itself beautiful?

10. Be faithful. This is the year you hoped to be better. Don’t let anything stop you from achieving that, because you are limitless as long as you believe yourself to be.

—  Ten things to do in 2017
Looking for help in all the wrong places, namely yourself.

Where are we getting our counsel from?

Most people (myself included) get our guidance from what I call our ‘diplomas’; these diplomas aren’t the type you get from high school, it’s something you’re handed down from your family, a sort of mold that you’re meant to fit into because 'that’s how it’s always been’. These diplomas often come with their own headaches and heartbreaks yet most people live out their entire lives making decisions based of their jacked up diploma. These diplomas nearly go completely unquestioned in our lives but in seeking counsel from these things we find ways to satisfy ourselves. If we choose to take counsel from our diploma we find ways to bend the rules, to manipulate the situation, and to serve ourselves. Because our diplomas are always, always about: me, myself, and I.
This seems fine at first but sooner or later you’ll realize that taking counsel from something that has little structure and can be easily manipulated will ruin you.

Honestly consider it as if it was a physical person; someone who provides you an out to all of your problems, who praises your problems rather than addressing them, who cares more about pleasing your wants than helping you grow, this person isn’t a counsellor, they’re an enabler. They enable you to wallow in your bondage rather than encouraging you to be free. They may make you feel fine in the moment but when it’s been a month and you’re still stuck in the same rut you’ve been trying to lift yourself from that person will have no answers for you, they will have no help.

Now then consider someone who is unchanging, who doesn’t make excuses, who is firm in their instruction yet gentle in their comfort, someone who seeks the best for you even though it’ll probably hurt along the way, someone who cares enough to put your growth above your desires, that person is a counsellor. Someone who is well equipped and unafraid to guide you. That is someone who will be honest with you even and especially when it hurts because they know it hurts and they don’t want that for you. A counsellor needs to be someone who can look you in the eye and love you enough to say, “Stop. There is a better way,” and to be patient enough to say it everyday. Because let’s face it, we need guidance every single day. I know I do!

That is God’s statutes. That is His law. That is what His Son encompasses. Jesus fulfilled the law to the letter and now acts as our mediator. The Spirit Jesus sent us is even called “the counsellor” that Spirit speaks only what Jesus tells Him to speak, that is who we should take our counsel from.

Take your counsel from the Spirit of one who is unchanging in their guidance, in their truth, in their trust, in their love. That same One that gave their very lives for your salvation wants to show you how to live in the freedom He won for you.

“Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors.”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭119:24
-31 Women (Nan)

not to be too negative here but sooner or later you realize your internet faves are humans with flaws and complexities instead of these infallible ethereal beings that’ll you’ll always agree with so try not to put your fave tumblr user or youtuber or whatever on some kinda pedestal. you’re gonna get let down at some point

anonymous asked:

Thighriding Lance anon, you said you wanted more: you lean back and wink at him as your other hand also finds its place in his hair, grabbing and pulling again he moans even louder, his eyelids fluttering shut, head tilting back, and he bites his lip, your pace quickens getting even more turned on by the sounds he's making and sooner than you realize your coming undone, moving to muffle your moans in his neck and once you've regained composure you look into his eyes and just tug once again.

oh god thank you hahah

Sinful Sunday™


Theo: “Y/N don’t you see…I NEED you in my pack”

Y/N: “Sorry to tell you Theo, but I already have a pack”

Theo: “The McCall Pack? You know exactly that they don’t appreciate you Y/N.. And you know that”

Y/N: *Starts dowding*

Theo: “In my pack I can treat you like a queen Y/N, Sooner or later you’ll realize it..”

anonymous asked:

To 💐 anon: don't waste your energy with them. I went through a similar thing with this bitch at my old high school. The sooner you realize you're better off without them, the sooner you'll realize how much more happy you are without them. You'll find new and better friends my dude. It just takes time. Plus, when you find real and better friends, you can shove it in their faces and show them what they're missing♥Just remember: it's better to have NO friends than FAKE friends. ~🎀

Exactly! and you know what, you always have me :)

nobody is surviving solely for you, nobody is obligated to help you, and nobody is 100% going to be there for you all day everyday, especially when you’re not either. the sooner you realize that, then maybe you’ll realize the world doesn’t revolve around you. be your own person, take care of yourself.


Member: BTS Suga x Y/N

Type: Angst (with a happy ending :)

It takes a strong woman to be with a musician. A musician’s first love will always be music. The sooner you realize that, the better. You will always place second at best. Ultimately it is the temptress he will always go back to, and the one keeping him away for weeks at a time. It isn’t the fame. It isn’t the notoriety. It is the music.

I never knew if I was strong enough.

Until I met Yoongi…

…and I had to be.

“Hey,” I sighed, sticking my head into the studio where he was working. He was nodding his head, seemingly to silence, in the room illuminated only be several large screens.

“Yoongi,” I cooed again. Still, silence.

“Ay!” I tried again, a little louder this time.

“Why are you shouting?” Yoongi asked, popping one side of the headphones off, still not turning away from the screen in front of him.

“Will you at least look at me?” I moaned. Talking to him while he was in his zone was exasperating.

He sighed, clicking around a few more times on the computer and turned his eyes toward mine.

“Let’s get dinner,” I smiled. “You’ve been gone for hours and Namjoon said you haven’t eaten since-“

“No,” he said, shaking his head quickly. “I have to finish this.”

“It’s been hours, probably the better part of a few days,” I grumbled, shuffling in and taking the rolling chair beside him. “I miss you. You’re mistreating yourself by doing this.”

“It has to be done and no one else is going to do it,” he muttered, clicking idly at his screen.

“…how can you show so much care to that?” I whispered. “And hardly any concern to us?”

‘Damn Y/N,” he chuckled uneasily. “Tell me how you really feel, eh?”

“I’m serious,” I stayed, unwilling to budge at his diversion tactics. “Doesn’t it get tiring?”

“Of course it does. You have to understand Y/N, I worked hard to get here. I spent many sleepless nights, days hungry, days wondering if my family would ever accept me, trying to get here, to this room, so please, just let me work, let me appreciate how far I’ve come.”

I nodded, slowly rising from my seat.

“It’s going to get old being alone,” I said quietly. “It’s going to get old working until you’re almost passing out with hunger, falling asleep from no rest. You won’t be young forever Yoongi, and who will be there to support you when all of that happens? Music? Your relationships require effort too. Music may put food on the table, but who will be there eating it with you? Music provides a lot of noise, but really what will happen when you realize you’ve been sitting in silence this whole time.”

“Damnit Y/N!” Yoongi burst, slamming his headphones down on the desk, causing me to jump. “Why do you do this? Why can’t you just realize this is my life, if you don’t want to take part in it, you know where the door is!”

“The other members manage!” I shouted. “They have healthy relationships, family they speak to, spend free time on their own or with friends. Their schedules are as busy as yours, they work hard. Why do I feel like I’m in a relationship with other members half of the time because I actually spend time with them when it’s supposed to be with you?”

“I guess I still have my shortcomings,” Yoongi sighed, deflating back into his chair. “I have my flaws Y/N, but so do you. We both do. No one is perfect.”

“You’re right,” I nodded, crossing my arms. “But let me know when I can actually talk to Min Yoongi and not Suga, rapper of BTS, yeah?”

“Y/N,” he groaned.

“You’ve lost yourself somewhere down this road, you’ve lost us. I’m just waiting for you to find it again,” I whispered, feeling hot tears fall down my cheeks.

“I’m sorry,” he sighed, shaking his head. “I’ve never meant for us to become…this.”

“Yeah,” I muttered. “Hiding out in a studio, having it out, wasn’t my idea of a great relationship either.”

“Please,” Yoongi whispered, pulling at my wrist. “I know I ask the world from you…but can I ask for a little more?”

I looked down at him, my expression as cold as ice. I nodded briefly.

“Please be patient with me,” he whispered. “Music and I…we’re in an abusive relationship…when it’s amazing, you’re on top of the world, but when it comes to night’s like this…it’s rough. You want to be thankful for how far it’s taken you …but”

“You’ve taken yourself there. Your music is but a mere representation of yourself, Yoongi,” I sighed, pulling his head into my stomach from his sitting position and wrapping my arms around his neck.

“I just don’t want us to become a relationship like that…I want us to be stronger, but I just beg…for your patience,” he sighed. “And I’ll try…I’ll try to remember that I got here on my own ability, my members’ abilities…and I stay here with the love of armies…the love of my family…and the love of you.”

I nodded, trying to keep more tears from falling.

“I love you,” I whispered.

“I love you too…

…can we eat now?”

Originally posted by jinful

There was a time in my life when I wondered why there were knowledgeable and educated people who seemed to be indifferent when it came to politics and religion. They didn’t care at all. It meant nothing to them. I couldn’t understand it. I realize now that with a good amount of knowledge one becomes more interested in the topics, but as you obtain more knowledge, sooner or later, you realize there is really no point in giving a fuck! It just becomes another form of entertainment for some or leads to apathy for others.

At the end of the day, you are solely responsible for your success and your failure. And the sooner you realize that, you accept that, and integrate that into your work ethic, you will start being successful. As long as you blame others for the reason you aren’t where you want to be, you will always be a failure.
—  Erin Cummings