If you think of your heart’s identity as an engine, you could say there is a kind of fuel that powers it cleanly and efficiently — and a kind of fuel that is not only polluting but also destroys the engine. The dirty fuel is the fuel of fear and the need to prove yourself. Or the need to be needed by someone else. Or the need to express yourself fully and without restraint. There are many “fuels” that motivate us to live for a time — but only one fuel is clean and will not lead to weariness and disappointment. And that is God’s love for you. Any other fuel will become demonic. It will obsess you or at best merely let you down. Whenever you’re running your life on those fuels, Satan’s got you where he wants you. The one thing he does not want is that God’s words “You are my beloved child” power the engine of your life and heart.
Timothy Keller (via jspark3000)
We met at the wrong time. That’s what I keep telling myself anyway. Maybe one day years from now, we’ll meet in a coffee shop in a far away city somewhere and we could give it another shot.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, 2004 (via feellng)