“Ask me is I care” what a great statement. It’s only great in the sense of being true to you. We can get lost and confused when we start to let others tell us what choices to make. We must experience our own journey, make our own mistakes, forgive and love ourselves thru the process and continue to move forward.
Control and manipulation have been around for a long time. There are those who believe that if you aren’t doing it their way, you’re doing it the wrong way. What a bunch of malarkey!
It took me a long time to become my own person and I absolutely love my independence. I covet it and won’t ever give it away again. I recently ran into someone who slowly I’ve been getting to know and becoming friends with for the past 6 months. For the first time in all our meetings, we talked about what I did –The Soul Whisperer. She had some very judgmental and condemning things to say. I talked with her for about an hour and wasn’t sure why I even stayed that long. Was I being sweet, was I trying to justify myself to her.. whatever the reason, I left understanding that our friendship will not go very far. It can’t!
I’ve been mulling this this incident over for days. I wanted to write about it, but I couldn’t write when I was angry. Anger has a way of working its way into my writing and cast slurs and nasties where it shouldn’t be. I truly wanted to leave you with a powerful lesson.
Know who you are and be ok with it. Not everybody is going to approve or like you. Some of the people we can have the hardest time with are those who are closest to us like family, friends and pious individuals. We can succeed without approval, isn’t that right! ß ( this is an exclamation point)
So next time you decide to share something special about you, what you do, who you are and someone tries to ream you a new one, stand strong within yourself and be true to YOU.
There was an email that made its way around several years ago. It’s a bit foggy but let me try and put down what I remember…It was about a man who applied for a position at a church. His resume said he used to be a murderer, a religious hound, he hated and persecuted many. He turned his life over to a wonderful man, loving, humble, reaching the many with a message. The Church told him, I’m sorry but you don’t qualify for a position in our church, we’re looking for people without sordid pasts. His name signed at the bottom was Apostle Paul.
I’m proud of who I am! If someone hates on me, I move on. I want to associate with uplifting and encouraging people in my life. I’m careful who I choose as my inner circle of friends.
With all my love
- Profile of the Apostle Paul of Tarsus. (greatriversofhope.wordpress.com)