Sometimes in life we are too hard on ourselves expecting the best. We try hard to achieve goals , even at the things we are not good at. We get discouraged we beat ourselves up. We become our worst critic, as we tear ourselves down. We expect so much from ourselves, yet don’t give ourselves enough slack. We forget to see how far we have come, Or even how much we have achieved, and accomplished.
As time goes on we get through the chaos. We begin to focus on what we’re good at. Then we push ourselves harder to be better at the one thing we are good at, even if it’s just one thing. Illuminate the negative vibes or feelings that surround us. We start focussing on the one thing we are good at. I believe sometimes we beat ourselves up, call ourselves losers. Nobody is a loser or worthless. We need to get rid of the negativity and focus on the positivity. I believe this world would thrive to be bigger and better place. If we just got a little more positive and shared that with people around us.
Just imagine for a moment if that positivity would spread like a wild forest fire. Maybe it’s not the best picture but I got your attention. Imagine how great the world we live in could be. Imagine if we didn’t call our selves losers, and we actually thought something of ourselves. I believe the way we care for ourselves represents who we are.
We become who we are, we have all heard that saying. If you think about it, it’s true. I don’t want to become a Debbie downer. If you are being weighted down by a so called friend. Sad to say you need to evaluate the importance of you. We have ourself worth that deserves more respect, then to be dragged down. Nobody wants a negative Nellie or a Debbie downer to be in there circle of friends. It gives you a label or you become guilty by association. To be honest, they are the ones that will bring you down. So be careful of the name you place before you, as it may reflect who you are. Tough words to live by. I have walked away or distanced myself because I believe some friends maybe seasonal. As crazy as this sounds I believe God places some people in our lives to help us walk through some really hard times, that we alone can not endure. I am thankful for all the friends that have walked in and blessed me. I just pray somehow I’ve blessed them as well.
It’s time to throw away the schackles of negativity and become the radiant person you truly are. Run with it, let the chains fall and let freedom reign. Embrace the positive thoughts and emotions that surround you as you step forward. Maybe just maybe it will have a ripple effect. How amazing would that be?
The song by Chris Tomlin comes to mind and I just am in awe…”Amazing Grace (My chains are gone)” as the chorus goes….. “my chains are gone I’ve been set free. My God, My Saviour has randsomed me, and like a flood His mercy rains. Unending love, Amazing grace.” These lyrics are taken from Psalms 107:10-14.
We need to focus on the grace God has put before us and striving to reach the perfect place of peace in our own chaotic lives. In running our race in life, it doesn’t matter if you come in first or last as long as you finish your race. No matter how you finish your race, finish with God’s grace. Be gracious and compassionate and this world around us will see a change. Be the change you want to see!
Something to think about…, You can not control the wind but you can direct the sail . Choose your words and actions carefully.