Articles by Taija Stephens

Encouragement / New Post

Understanding Love 

It’s probably the most misused and abused word out there. I say this because we as individuals don’t fully comprehend the magnitude of what love is. We’ve made it conditional. We’ve perverted the meaning of love and molded it into manipulation. We’ve confined it to a neat little box that holds our own qualities when we really look at it. Haven’t we done that with everything we struggle to wrap our minds around? Haven’t we done that with God? Our inability to fully comprehend His unique grandeur and glory has caused us to place limitations on Him. It has caused us to view God as another one of His creations- limited, bound, and dependent. This isn’t the case at all. It couldn’t be farther from the truth. In this manner, we’ve corrupted the true meaning of love.  


“For God has not given us the spirit of fear…”

Fear is one of the main, if not the major, factor that prevents us from stepping outside of comfort zones. We’ve taken refuge in these comfort zones and become complacent in our lives. We’ve watched opportunities pass us by every day because the voice that tells us we aren’t qualified or we aren’t suited for the opportunity fills our mind. Too often have we let the spirit of fear dictate our lives.