Daniella Whyte

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You’ve Been Given This Mountain…but You’re Not Expected to Move It (Soul. Musings. 05/21/17)

So, you’re struggling to carry on. You’ve gone over everything again and again. You’ve checked in with God throughout the day and asked him to show you where you need to make a 360 or why your faith is being tried.

You’re in desperate need of someone to talk to, so you bring it up to your pastor or small group. In an attempt to encourage you, someone grabs your hand and tells you, “God gives his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers.”  Read more…

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PULL THROUGH (Live. Pray. Hustle. 03/26/17)

PULL THROUGH (Live. Pray. Hustle. 03/26/17)
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There are times in all of our lives when we will feel as though we won’t make it through. The upcoming major test. The impending divorce. The two weeks notice on your house. The pink slip on your desk. The red tag on your door. The cancer diagnosis. Each of these moments fills us with anxiety, frustration, and even anger. That’s it’s all not happening like we think it should. That it’s been a waste of time. That it’s unfair. Read more…

TESTED (Live. Pray. Hustle. 02/12/17)

TESTED (Live. Pray. Hustle. 02/12/17)
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Faith, at its essence, must be tested. If it is not tested, it cannot be called faith because it will be unknown what it can stand against. This means that at times, we must be broken. We must know what it is like to wrestle and battle with external and internal forces. We must understand what it means to experience pain, suffering, and heartbreak. These experiences, that if we had the power to do so, we would simply bypass in life, are meant to build our faith.

LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

PERSEVERANCE (Live. Pray. Hustle. 02/03/17)

PERSEVERANCE (Live. Pray. Hustle. 02/03/17)
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Faith is a prerequisite for perseverance. No, seriously, you have to believe that you’re headed in the right direction. And you’re not always going to feel like you are. When everything seems to be caving in at once and as they say, if it’s not one thing, it’s another, you’re going to rethink whether you’re making the right decisions. But external events do not dictate future success. Very often, the worst becomes before the best. You won’t reach the clearing until you pass through the forest.

LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

FAITH (Live. Pray. Hustle. 01/31/17)

FAITH (Live. Pray. Hustle. 01/31/17)
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We say that we have faith and that is good. But talking about faith and living faith are two different things. If we really had faith, we would not judge, criticize, or discriminate. We wouldn’t disregard people because they don’t look like us, think like us, or act like us. We would hear. We would lean in. We would understand. We would see others as we should see ourselves. That is part of what it means to have faith.

LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

CLICK (Live. Pray. Hustle. 01/06/17)

CLICK (Live. Pray. Hustle. 01/06/17) (Right-click to download)

CLICK (Live. Pray. Hustle. 01/06/17)
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We are often blinded to connections. If we saw up-front how every step connected to the next step that creates the entire staircase to our destination, we might never get there. Because some steps are cracked, others are creaking, others have simply fallen through; very few are smooth and stable. But if you just keep going, if you just keep having faith, believing, trusting, praying, and working on your goals, one day, everything will click.

LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

Surf the Waves, Don’t Let the Waves Carry You (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 366)

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“The only thing a person can ever really do is keep moving forward. Take that big leap forward without hesitation, without once looking back. Simply forget the past and forge toward the future.”
— Alyson Noel

In many respects, it is the habits we form that make us or break us. Success or failure fully depends on what we choose to do or not do in order to move forward. Success is subjectively determined, but it is not a matter of following a formula or heeding to a set routine.

The choices we make determine what kind of life we live. You can be a surfer and ride the waves on your own volition and take yourself where you want to go. Or you can let the waves carry you wherever they want and that’s usually going to be somewhere you wouldn’t go yourself. Read more…

Enthusiastic (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 366)

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Romans 12:11-12 (NLT)
Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.

Many people get excited about starting a new project or setting a new goal but never actually reach the finish line because they never learned how to maintain a disciplined work ethic and enthusiastic attitude over the long haul. In order to reach your long-term goals, you need long haul enthusiasm. You’ve got to have passion, heart, and inner fire for what you’re doing or you’ll never make it to the finish line. You will easily get discouraged and give up if there is nothing on the inside propelling you forward. Read more…

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