Today is a great day to begin taking inventory of our daily habits. I find that when I am intentional about focusing on myself in terms of my reactions and responses to people, events, or circumstances I can usually finds a number of areas that could use improvements.
If you’re anything like me, you catch yourself not thinking as kind of people as you ought to, regardless of the circumstances. I have to throw my hands up often in disappointment of my thoughts, but it also gives me an opportunity to be honest with myself.
I am a woman of God, a woman after God’s own heart. I am a disciple of Christ, this means I follow His teachings. This means that I am a disciplined one. This means that there is a greater expectation of me. To whom much is given, much is required. I have been given the name of Jesus, that means something to me and it looks like something too.
If we are not careful we can find ourselves trying to be people pleasers rather that God pleasers. As I continue to embrace who I am and who I’m not, it is becoming less and less of an issue for me to say, “no, I’m good”. I don’t have to go along to get along. The people that really know who I am will not expect me to do or say anything that goes against my morals, values, or my character. That’s why it is so important to be consistently who we are. We shouldn’t live one way in public or in the company of certain people, then live another way at other times; that too much work. It is easy and simple when we get in our lane and flow there instead of having on so many different faces.
Since I discovered that I was wired to be happier and more at peace when I am pursuing what God created me to do, be and have, I have been spending intimate time with God and myself so that I can be better aligned with the purpose and vision God has for me, and not waste my time in vain pursuits.
If there are people in our lives that are draining us, it’s time to be courageous enough to cut those ties and be free to be who we were created to be. I read on a post, “God will sometimes cut off an infection to keep it from spreading”, that spoke volumes to me. We have to stop trying to breathe life into the dead situations that God is trying to heal us from. Our best days are still ahead of us. God has an amazing plan for our lives.
I feel like I was all over the place today, but at the end of the day, what I want to leave you with is, don’t be a people pleaser. Find your lane and get in it. Don’t succumb to what others expect of you. Be bold and courageous enough to live in your purpose on purpose!
The Designer’s Original!