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…

WANTS (Live. Pray. Hustle. 01/17/17)

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Stop getting mad when things don’t go your way. Sometimes we’re not given what we want at the time we want it because something better is already planned. And sometimes we never get the wonderful things that are gift-wrapped with our names on it because we refuse to trust and practice patience. The lesson’s quite simple. You wouldn’t give a child everything he wants even if he threw a tantrum. Life treats you and I the same way.

LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

Instead of Filling Time, Consciously Wait (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 346)

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“Patience is not passive waiting. Patience is active acceptance of the process required to attain your goals and dreams.”
— Ray A. Davis

We live in a society in which almost everyone is waiting for something to happen, waiting for something to end, waiting for someone to leave or waiting for someone to show up and make up the difference. The waiting experience is often frustrating and if our goal were to learn patience, which it rarely is, the waiting period does a good job of helping us get there. Our inability to wait stems largely from the fact that we are innately restless and seek to fill time instead of allowing ourselves to become aware of new ideas and possibilities that often only reveal themselves while we are in between current and future status. Read more…

In the Waiting Room (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 331)

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Hebrews 6:15 (NLT)
Then Abraham waited patiently, and he received what God had promised.

When family and friends gather at the hospital for the birth of a child, what is the scariest part? The exciting part is that a new bundle of joy is on the way. But the scary part is waiting, in the waiting room, expectantly hopeful and shaking with nerves. And a large part of being a child of God is exactly like that — standing, sitting, on our knees waiting hopefully, and sometimes not as patiently as we should. Read more…

Clothed in Something Beautiful (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 320)

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Colossians 3:12 (NLT)
Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

There are many opportunities throughout our lives in which we can develop patience and allow mercy, kindness, humility, and gentleness to be reflected in our attitudes and actions. One of those opportunities is no more evident than during the holiday season. For many people, it all seems like a blur with the shopping and traveling, gift-giving and cooking. Read more…

3 More Lessons You’re Better Off Learning Sooner than Later (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 307)

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“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.”
— Andy Rooney

How often have you thought to yourself, I wish I had known this when I was 20 or I wish someone had told me this before I turned 30. There is a deep feeling inside all of us to know and to approach life with a sense of maturity, wisdom, and understanding. We know that our younger life was not as productive as it could have been and so we become aware of the fact that as we age, we must grow and improve — not just grow physically but mentally and emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. With this in mind, no matter what age you are, here are three more lessons we need to learn: Read more…

You Aren’t the Answer to Your Own Prayers (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 261)

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Psalm 37:7a (NLT)
Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act.

What do we tend to do most when we’re waiting? We grumble, complain, and murmur about how long the line is, why there is so much traffic on a Monday, how disorganized management is, or how much time it is taking to get our order ready. We don’t really mind waiting so long as we can complain about the waiting period. Read more…

We Wait While God Works (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 252)

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Micah 7:7 (NLT)
As for me, I look to the Lord for help. I wait confidently for God to save me, and my God will certainly hear me.

In our society, many of us have a serious problem with waiting. It’s human nature to crave immediate gratification. But the Bible tells us repeatedly that waiting is a stage of life that all believers must go through. God uses this period of waiting to teach us to be patient and to trust Him fully. It is in our imperfect waiting that God proves his power and strengthens us to practice patience. Read more…

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