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Romans 2:4 kjv 4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? __

Where would I be If You had not been by my side? Lord You are good, You are good And Your mercy forever endures! 1 Chronicles 16:34"O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever."

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We (the Church) are that pearl of great price; we’re His purchased, special possession: “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvellous light” (1 Peter 2:9 AMP).
Our value to Him is revealed in the price He paid for our salvation: “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold…but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot” (1 Peter 1:18-19). There’re people who often like to tell us that we’re not very special. Even sometimes in the church, there’re those who, in testifying of something great the Lord has done in their lives would say, “God did suchand- such for me, and it isn’t because I’m special….” They think they’re being humble when they say that, but they’re actually being ignorant. We’re special. Think about it: we were bought with the blood of Jesus Christ.
You’re worth the blood of Jesus Christ. See yourself as such. Live everyday with the consciousness that you’re special to God! That realization will inspire greater boldness and confidence in your spirit. Suddenly, you’d realize that indeed, nothing is impossible, unachievable, or too good for you. Think, talk, and live as one who knows his true value and worth to God; you’re His pearl of great price. ~ Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.
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Listen. If you don’t like something, you don’t have to shame other people for liking it! (and I’m talking about things that don’t hurt anyone like books, fanfiction, shows… ya know, stuff no one is making you watch like you’re in A Clockwork Orange and someone is taping open your eyeballs) I mean. I don’t know how many times I have to say it. Like literally NO ONE CARES if you don’t like something. You don’t like something, that’s fine. You don’t have to watch, read, listen, etc. 

(On the other hand, people like stuff, and they like squealing over it and having a good time and they don’t need people shaming them for it. Thanks.)

the-chocoboi  asked:

nose boop.  

This time he did notice someone coming at towards him. Ok, good, he was being observant now. As usual though, he was still pretty clumsy. So when that stranger was reaching forward, Bartz kinda moved a bit too awkwardly. Instead of a nose boop, he got poked in the eye. “Ah FUCK!” The Warrior stumbled back a bit and covered his eye. It wouldn’t be damaged, but it did sting! “Ah, jeez! What’s wrong with giving a simple HELLO?” 

It was kind of his fault it went wrong but uhhh, that was only for him to know. After a few more rubs he looked up at the the guy. Lips were in a disapproving tight line, one eye awkwardly cracked, his posture was slumped after rough new meetings. “Yeah, hello, not even gonna give yer name?”

‘I’m a good person’

Human beings – an intriguing species I like to study, including myself. I think it would be safe to say that from all the species, humans are the most paradoxical and outrageous. Some of us like to seek the good in ourselves, whilst ignoring what is rotten. We like to think the good within us makes the bad seem nought. Whereas others among us may be very focused on the rottenness inside of them, unaware of their many good qualities.

In this instance, I would like to specifically challenge the people who chant the mantra ‘I am a good person’. This sounds great and all, but what do you mean by ‘good’? Your definition of ‘good’ or my definition of ‘good’? How can a species that is known for trying to justify the most horrid or stupid actions (come on, we’ve all done it) possibly understand what it means to be ‘good’ or do ‘good’? So yes, I suppose I am not convinced when you tell me that you are ‘a good person’. I don’t even 100% know what that means, and I doubt that you know what it means as well. Also, perhaps if you really were a good person, you wouldn’t need to inform people that you are. They would just be able to see by your actions. Perhaps the need to say that you are a good person stems from a fear that you may not really be one; a fear that perhaps you are actually lacking in goodness.

I am not writing this post, by the way, to prove that I am a good person. I know that I am not. I know that I can have my moments where I am all nice and loving, but I know that deep down I am selfish. If I am ever being truly good in a completely unselfish way (which is nearly impossible), then it is because I am being led by the spirit of God. But by my own strength, I am not truly capable of pure goodness. I think most of us, in general, have expectations of people when we do something ‘good’ for them. We at least expect a ‘thank you’, a sign of appreciation; but that’s actually a bit selfish isn’t it? We want to hear something from them to feel good about having done something ‘good’. However, I think that we need to be able to help people and be cool with it if they don’t thank us. We might feel like they don’t deserve it if they can’t show their appreciation, but whether you agree or not, that need for recognition stems from a place of selfishness.

So, if you think that you are a ‘good’ person, I suggest that you start by questioning your own motives and intentions. There is a big chance that they are not so innocent or pure. Then once you realise that, you are likely to deny it. You would accordingly reveal your motives to others as something selfless and start to believe that this is true yourself. Us humans, we are great at deceiving others, but even greater at deceiving ourselves.  

I know this post sounds very cynical and I am not saying that you should stop doing things that the majority would consider to be ‘good’, because you likely are making the world a better place to an extent. But how much better would the world be, if our actions would be less driven by our selfishness? It is of course arguable whether humans are ever capable of complete selflessness, but that does not mean we shouldn’t try or check our motives. I believe that if we do ‘good’ things with the ‘right’ motives, then you would be helping the world twofold. Let me give you an example of having questionable motives:

Say, you help out at your local food bank. It’s great you’re doing that (there you go, some appreciation). You give the people the bags with food, maybe have some small talk, and you wave them goodbye. At the end of the day, you feel good about yourself because you contributed to helping these people. Well done. You are making a change. You then go on with the rest of your week, ignoring a homeless person on the street. After all, you’ve already done your portion, right?

Okay, that’s one example. I am aware there are numerous scenarios and feelings that interplay. Not everyone is so superficial to think that they’ve done their portion, but we may think it in a more subtle way. The issue with this type of attitude (that surely we’ve all had before on a bad day) is that it assumes that being ‘good’ is making an effort. And it’s true, it does take effort most of the time. It may not take much effort to shut your mouth and don’t say anything bad about another person, but to actually take action for someone else’s good does take effort. Passivity is easy; you may not do anything particularly ‘bad’, but you surely aren’t doing anything ‘good’ either. Passive people are always on the sidelines, watching the world burn.  

Before I continue, I just want to say that I do not mean to diminish the awesome things some people have done for other people. I do believe that some people truly go the extra mile for other people, but the difference is that they probably wouldn’t brag about ‘being a good person’. I am merely trying to challenge the people who do say this about themselves, because I find it a questionable statement. I think that we often don’t know what it means to ‘be good’ or ‘do good’; especially if it is the case of you thinking that you are just doing your portion. Of course there is only so much an individual can do to bring change into this world, but if it is within your capabilities, then I don’t think we should stop helping people just because we feel like we have done enough. That would suggest it is all about feeling good about oneself.

Whilst writing this I was actually reminded of a quote in C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce

‘Those that hate goodness are sometimes nearer than those that know nothing at all about it and think they have it already’ (p. 82).

I find this an interesting quote, because it boils down to the fact that the person who thinks they are ‘good’, yet know nothing about ‘goodness’, are in a more deplorable state than the person who hates goodness – they actually know what goodness is. When you think that you are ‘good’, but in reality your idea of ‘good’ is not what goodness truly is, then it is very unlikely that you will ever attain that level of true goodness. You don’t feel the need to reassess, because you think you’ve got it already. In that sense, the person who hates goodness is much nearer to attaining it, because they actually understand. I am slightly taking this quote out of context though. In this novel by C.S. Lewis, the thing those that hate goodness are nearer to is in fact Heaven (and accordingly goodness). Why? Because if you think you already are ‘good’, then you will assume you don’t need to be saved by the blood of Christ. Whereas someone who hates goodness, knows that they aren’t good and are probably much closer to accepting this Saviour into their lives. I suppose that is one of the other issues I have when people say ‘I’m a good person’ – they are too satisfied with themselves, unaware of what is lacking within them; unaware that they are missing out on true goodness. 

Yes, I did just turn this into a Christian message. I can’t help myself, because through new eyes I see the world, and I realise that most of the problems we have are caused by a lack of receiving true Love and true Goodness. And I am not talking about the ‘true love’ that is promoted to you in dating apps, or movies or wherever you have picked up on that term. True Love and true Goodness are things that we cannot comprehend, and they are impossible to describe by using language. The only thing I can tell you is, that if you want to find out what it truly is, you must go and seek. And when you find it, all you have to do is knock and the door shall be opened to you.  

What on earth was Halsey’s part in boy with luv?????? Also just my opinion but she cannot dance. I really wanna know why they collaborated with Halsey on this bc the only role she played was to give a couple background lines and in the vid maybe a visual bc her hair was pretty??? I’m sorry I just really fail to see her part in it

I’ve found my fingernails scratching against this blackboard a few times only to find color under these brittle nails. Darling, don’t you know? Haven’t you seen? Evil prowls in the pews and goodness unfurls in the darkest of hells. The first color TV was invented in 1954, but you prefer to live in black and white polarity. You can dot your i’s and cross your T’s, but that specific cross you wear around your neck is only the prologue. Not the whole novel.

You taught me that, you know. A title is only worth the strong character that backs it up.

I find yours wanting.


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