Olivia Pope is only someone and dreaming of being. The new season of Scandal is right around the corner. We know the ones. The powerful quotes that leave us with our jaws dropped and our goose bumps raised. Here are the best things said by Olivia Pope.
1. " I am not a toy you can play with when you're bored or lonely or horny. I am not the girl the guy gets at the end of the movie. I am not a fantasy. If you want me, EARN ME!"
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Ladies, there is a huge difference between a Christian boy and a Godly man; therefore, it is time to stop settling for the lesser of the two.
So many times I hear girls saying:
“Well, he’s a Christian.”
“He goes to church with me.”
“He listens to Christian music.”
“He went to church camp.”
“He has a favorite bible verse.”
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Well, all of those things are just peachy and there is nothing wrong with doing those things. I mean, they’re all good things to do. But how is his personal relationship with God? How is his prayer life? Does he talk about his relationship with God, with you? Is he truly a follower of the one true God in all aspects of his life? These are some of the characteristics you should be looking for that makes a Godly man.
Ladies, a man will love you great when he loves God greater.
A Godly man will pursue an honest relationship with you. He will be clear of his intentions. A Godly man will worship, pray and passionately praise God with you. Whereas, a Christian boy might open the door for you, a Godly man will open his bible and explore God’s word with you so that you both may grow spiritually, together. While a Christian boy may put on an outward show, a Godly man will live out the love of Jesus daily.
So ladies, are you catching on to this ongoing trend? A Godly man does more because you deserve more.
A Godly man will be a leader. Trust me, I know that in today’s society Godly men are few and far between while Christian boys come in plenty. But you deserve a man who is after God’s heart not just a boy who goes to church. And I know that this Christian boy may seem great and have some really stellar qualities at the time but money and looks fade, whereas, an ongoing love for our savior will not.
The greatest thing a man can do for a woman is to lead her closer to God than himself. (Yes, yes, yes).
So I beg of you, do not settle. Do not settle just because you’re tired of being single, it’s convenient or because you want the relationship your friend has. Single does not equal available and a relationship status does not define you. God uses your season of singleness to prepare you for what is to come. And if you’re dating a Christian boy, he needs to step it up or you need to move on. Wait for a Godly man who is ready to lead you. God’s timing is always better, always. No matter the circumstance. So, do not rush God. (I mean, He is, after all, pretty good at His job). Therefore, turn your full focus to Him and He will direct your path.
“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33
Years ago, I found (through iTunes recommendations) a pretty cool female artist. Later found out she was on "Big Time Rush", and then I found out she had some new songs out. I decided to give her new songs a listen, and they're good. However, I prefer some of her older stuff, which sadly isn't on Spotify. Fortunately, YouTube exists, and I'm here to share the best ones.
1. "Wonderful Crazy"
This is just a fun, upbeat song for when you're having a good day. Would recommend playing in your car with the windows rolled down.
I have a very specific memory of a time when this song blessed my life, but for all intents and purposes, it is a beautiful and happy song.
3. "I'll Make It Real"
This is a beautiful song with a wonderful message about staying true to yourself. I used to listen to it on the way to school every day my senior year of high school.
4. "Something In Me"
Featured in the greatest show of all time, "South of Nowhere" season 1 episode 6. A very relatable breakup mood.
5. "Love Alone"
This is definitely the second-hardest-hitting song she's ever released. The fact that this is not on Spotify or even iTunes anymore is just not fair.
6. "Favorite Girl"
This one's cute and upbeat, a definite crush mood. Not on the same level as "Love Alone", but it's still underrated.
7. "Closer to My Heart"
Another cute love song. I'll tie it with "Everything" for cutest love song on her first album. Highly recommend both.
8. "Chasing Echoes"
Facts are facts and the facts are that Katelyn Tarver's new stuff could never go as hard as "Chasing Echoes". I can't even begin to explain how deeply these lyrics cut through me when I was fifteen. Even now, this song can take me all the way back. She is robbing us by not making this available on streaming services (or even to purchase). Katelyn, bring this song back, I am begging you.
Anyway, I'm still enjoying the new stuff and am excited to see what's next.