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God has an assignment for you that nobody else can fulfill. God needs you. He needs your gifts, your smile, your love, your passion. You are a part of His divine plan. You have something to offer nobody else can offer. Nobody has your exact personality, your exact looks. There is something unique about you. Don’t wear that “average” label. If you think you’re average, then you’ll be average. If you think you’re ordinary, then you’ll live an ordinary, “get by life” and never do anything great.

The truth is, there is nothing ordinary about you. You have the fingerprints of God all over you. The Creator of the universe breathed His life into you. He crowned you with His favor. You have royal blood flowing through your veins. You have a destiny to fulfill, something greater than you’ve ever even imagined. Embrace His truth, embrace His love, and embrace the blessings He has in store for your future!

i. my mom read me stories about princesses and knights and dragons and castles and told me that fairytales are stories with happily ever afters and dancing and love and magic, but she never read to me about girls with crisscrossed wrists and broken hearts or boys with cold eyes and strong hands.
ii. in second grade my teacher told me that crying makes you weak and cruel people are something to get used to, not something to change, and that words are just words and if my skin was thicker, my heart would be too—but it wasn’t so I locked myself in the bathroom at recess and cried anyway, and she never told me that sadness was inevitable.
iii. my dad was never around much, but when he was, he’d sit next to me on the couch and watch me play angry birds and tell stupid jokes until my eyes grew tired and he’d tell me to go to sleep; but when I woke up, he was always gone and the same old jokes were always in my head.
iv. the speakers at church always talked about how to pray and what to ask for and when and where and who, but they never told me what to do when there wasn’t an answer and I never asked because maybe I was just doing it wrong; and I had a boyfriend who spoke of redemption and forgiveness, but he never spoke of the people who never got it.
v. many people told me many things, but no one ever told me that love is a promise no one keeps or that scars are romanticized when they shouldn’t be or that sometimes all you get is silence and maybe that’s why I never liked fairytales.
What They Never Said, (m.h)

(Source: perfectlywastedyouuth)

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