We often think it is criticism, alone, that ought to be "handled." I'll tell you this: if you know not how to handle praise, it most likely will be that which leads you to your ruin. Good or bad, don't take life too hard. Do not let it get to you, whichever way it cuts.
If fear is your prophet, then bad things will never be too far away from you. Make faith your counsellor, and, though things will not always go as you wish, you will always have something positive to look forward to - and that, on its own, is medicine that remedies many of our lives' negatives
Choose your life's battles carefully. Some of those battles will find you; others, you must elect to engage in. The latter group is the most important as, by your own choice, you determine whether or not these battles are important enough to count toward the result of the "war" of life that we all, when the results our lives' battles are collated, will have to account for.
The "right time" will never present itself while you wait for it. The "right time" will only appear in your grasp when you take your chances and pounce on it; then you will realise, to your utmost joy and surprise, that the "time," actually, always has been "right" to do that thing you kept putting off.
To hit a target with an arrow, especially in the outdoors, one has to aim somewhat above it. So, too, in life; if you want to land on the stars, you have to aim above them so that, in case you miss your mark, you will still arrive at a destination not too far from your goal. Don't be mediocre! Aim high!
Fathers, with their sweat and blood, water the plants of our lives. Our fathers bend over backwards to ensure things are just right at home and all through our lives so we can become the best versions of ourselves. They watch over us with tender love, nurturing us to become all of that which God desires. My question? Good or bad, where would we all be without fathers like ours? God richly bless all fathers!
If a religion does not seek the interests of the masses but that of a few elite, that is no religion, after all, but a mere contraption to take advantage of the fleeceable, the manipulable and the vulnerable. Religion must serve us - so if your church leaders have twisted your religion to the point where it serves them, most of all, and not you, the people, you might want to take a second look at it.
It's okay to be just a little anxious sometimes - once you don't make a habit of it. Scripture tells us to be anxious for nothing, yes; that is the ideal. But life, daily, with all its strains and happenings definitely will leave your nerves a little frazzled at some point - even for the saint. If we count truly on God, however, our fear of what is to come will be limited to the barest minimum. Have complete faith in God.