There are things which are non-negotiable, especially when it comes to someone’s values, character, and identity in Christ.
With my experiences in life, one of the good fruits, is now I know my non-negotiables, most specifically when it comes to relationships, be it with friends or with “someone special.”
I am wonderfully blessed with amazing people around me, my family, friends and even my colleagues. If there are two greatest blessings I have right now which I am grateful beyond words, they are my family/friends and our strength/good health. Having these in my life, I know I am extremely blessed which I am really happy about. 🙂 All other things are just bonuses, and I can boldly announce to the world that God is so good to me, He gives me lots of bonuses. 😀 All praises and thanksgiving to you, our Great God, our Father, our Savior, our Healer, our Friend, our Lover, You Are All GOOD. 😀
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. – James 1:17
Actually, I learned from one of the preachings in Victory, and I believe it: that the greatest gift/manifestation of God’s generosity is our salvation thru Christ Jesus, and everything else (is) just wonderful bonuses from Above. We are enjoying our life here on earth because Jesus has saved us and forgave our sins thru dying on the cross.
When it comes to our faith, we shouldn’t settle. Our God is great and He deserves the top spot in our lives. He deserves our time, our attention, our love, our best.
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. – Matthew 6:33
When it comes to mundane things, I guess it’s okay to settle, from time to time, depending on the circumstance. For me, simple is beautiful, always. In this world where materialism/consumerism is just too much, it is always best to go back to basics, relieve ourselves from getting stressed by trying to be “IN” all the time, and just be content with what we have and what we can have without getting into debt.
Don’t get me wrong, I love beautiful things, I do, even the expensive ones. But I know that I can be happy without them. I am actually happy without them, I am content with just appreciating beautiful things. I am also an advocate of local products, when I find myself liking imported, expensive things, I remind myself that it’s always good to support our own, always good to be practical and simple. #lovelocal #proudlyPinoy
As of this writing, I still love them. But I know they are something I can’t afford right now. Someday, I hope to have them. But for now, I will happily settle for something local and will serve the same purpose. 🙂
Tada!! The half-moon crossbody bag below is by PoshPocket, a local brand, this bag is handcrafted with vegan leather, a leather substitute that looks and feels like genuine cow leather and contains no animal products. It comes with a matching zip pouch to safeguard your small items, with gold metal zipper closure. 😉
What you think? It’s pretty, right, especially with my monogram on it? 🙂
This is what I mean when I say “settling is okay.” You can be happy without hurting your pocket. 😉