Cutting Down Your Circle
Every person has a special and unique gift. I want to be a light for people to find their way. To help them have the strength to fight for what they want and believe in. Lord, let them seek you, find you, and call out to you. Just as I have and currently do. I pray for a future bright under the stars in Heaven. I pray for direction that leads me there. No more excuses holding me back. No more.
I have been going through my past journals for my up and coming book that I am writing. I found this at the very end of one of them. It left me encouraged and I hope that it encourages you. I don’t want excuses to hold me back. I don’t want what people think of me to ever hold me back. Nothing in this world has the power to hold me back unless I give it power. My friends, the same goes to you. You are limitless when you surrender everything over to God. The more you walk with Him the more you realize the strength and power that you do have.
Recently I have discovered quite a few things. I have been on one crazy journey this year and have had some amazing breakthroughs as well as huge plane crashes that ended in fire. (Thankfully the fire was put out, although it did take some time. Stupid plane.) I’m not one to walk around and preach the gospel… however my actions and my heart will preach it for me. When I have the opportunity to talk about God, do I? Of course, DUH! I always respect where everyone is on their own journey and walk with Him. My heart literally explodes for people. Especially, the ones close to my heart. I am constantly encouraging them, giving them compliments, letting them know how thankful I am for them, probably to the point of annoyance. Not trying to build ego’s but only to spread the love that God shows me.
Cutting down your circle.
Since my heart likes to explode for people and show them grace and love I have noticed a fine line I needed to start drawing. Although, I walk in grace and forgiveness for those who have hurt me I still tend to show more kindness than I should allow my heart to show. Key point: stop putting yourself in positions where wounds can be open again. My friends, clean out your closet. Quite revisiting your past. Have grace and have forgiveness but don’t allow yourself to enter into a place where you were not tolerated to begin with. It’s not worth your time nor energy. So, STOP IT. I have cut down my circle of people. I have eliminated the people who don’t propel me forward and as days go on God continues to show me more. I know He will bring the right people into my life at exactly the right time.
You care, but do they?
Second thing I have noticed over the course of this year, is distinguishing between the people who actually care about what goes on with you verses the ones who don’t. I am not talking about the ones who care enough just so they can use you to get ahead. I am not talking about the ones who care to ask so they can find something to gossip with you about. I am talking about the ones who have a genuine interest in YOU, and what goes on in your life. My friends, life is WAY TO SHORT to keep spending it on all these people who suck the energy out of you. Like people who like you. As one of my friends likes to say. It’s simple but so true. You have no need to impress anyone. You have no need to change for anyone. This is where it is time to start recognizing how special and unique you are. Understand your worth. Know what you deserve and don’t settle for less. God has you! Trust me. Most importantly, trust Him.
Conclusion, know that everyone will not like you. Most won’t even be in your life long enough to fully get to know who you are. That’s ok. Pray for them. Release them. Then ask God for a new batch!