Daniella Whyte

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LOVE (Live. Pray. Hustle. 02/14/17)

LOVE (Live. Pray. Hustle. 02/14/17)
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We are required to love ourselves. We are commanded to love others. But no one is required to love us back. Because when we love, it should not be an obligation. When it becomes that, it ceases to carry meaning, show acceptance, and bear light. The fire and feeling that we call love is incomprehensible to our minds but perfect for our hearts and souls.

LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

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You Are Chosen (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 365)

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1 Peter 2:9 (NLT)
You are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.

Remember when you were a young child in school, you wanted to be accepted by your peer group so you may have been willing to do almost anything to be a part of the in-group. Or maybe you remember trying out for the football team as a teenager and you felt bad when the picks got down to the last two and you still weren’t chosen. Read more…

Never Mind Their Acceptance (Live. Pray. Hustle. 10/18/16)

Never Mind Their Acceptance (Live. Pray. Hustle. 10/18/16) (Right-click to download)

Never Mind Their Acceptance (Live. Pray. Hustle. 10/18/16)
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When our goals and dreams hinge upon the acceptance of other people, we will rarely ever reach what we are trying to aim for.

LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

How Insecurity Impedes Personal Growth (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 277)

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“When you stop living your life based on what others think of you real life begins. At that moment, you will finally see the door of self acceptance opened.”
— Shannon L. Alder

Every person struggles with insecurities of some kind. If you’ve met a person who looks and acts confident, get them away from the cameras, and they will tell you that it isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Some people are good at dealing with their insecurities honestly, and others are good at hiding behind a facade of pseudo-confidence. Read more…

Ending a Damaging Cycle of Pleasing Others (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 240)

Ending a  Damaging Cycle of Pleasing Others

“If you are busy pleasing everyone, you are not being true to yourself.”
— Jocelyn Murray

Everyone deserves to be loved, safe, appreciated, and accepted. Having a sense of belonging has long been determined to be a basic human need. It is natural and normal for our existence. In an effort to have these needs satisfied, many people resort to pleasing other people. People pleasing may seem to work on the surface but really behind the scenes it is a waste of time. It manipulates on one side and strips away self esteem on the other side. Read more…

Life Is About Love (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 216)

Life Is About Love

Mark 6:34a (NLT)
When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them…

One of the main tests of spiritual maturity is how much love and compassion you extend to other people. It really isn’t about how many Bible verses you can quote or how many years you’ve served a church or how much you tithe or how much charity work you do or how many times a day you pray. The thing that really reveals your heart is how you treat other people. Read more…

3 Simple Signs You’re Moving Forward (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 117)

3 Simple Signs You’re Moving Forward

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
— Confucius

You’re a fighter. You’re trying to get somewhere and maybe you feel like you in the same place you were in a year ago. That’s okay. That feeling is common to all of us. Progress rarely happens fast. It almost never appears in a straight, visible line. It’s more like little bits of paper torn up and scattered all over the house by your toddler. It’s a mess. But when you look at it all, it leads somewhere. Even if it’s to a pile of toys or a squished banana. Just like progress. If you’re making progress, even if it’s just a little, you will get somewhere. Read more…

Make Peace with the Past (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 5)

Make Peace with the Past

“We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.”
— Charles R. Swindoll

We all make mistakes — lots and lots and lots of them. We make mistakes with people, with things, and even with ourselves. No matter how hard we try, we mess up, other people mess us up. That’s just the way it is. No human being ever lived a life who did not have something negative behind him of which to overcome. So welcome to the club.

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