Saturday, July 23, 2016

Now I Know....

As you mature you should understand the importance of having genuine people in your life. Well, at least in my case. As I mature and grow wiser I'm able to see the true character of people. If you can't have genuine people in your space, you're better off by yourself.

If you aren't able to easily discern who the genuine ones are, time and circumstances will reveal it to you. Don't go by what people say to you, watch what they do.

Time is precious. You must invest your energy in meaningful relationships and friendships. You should be uplifting and inspiring one another. There are times when you have to let go and walk away from unproductive situations. However, you shouldn't just walk away from a situation without first expressing what's going on. It is important to have honest communication about what you are feeling and then do what's best for your peace of mind.

During the lowest points of your life, your true friends will be revealed. So never forget who was there for you. "A friend loveth at all times." Who can you talk to about anything, who will wipe your tears, who will pray with and for you, who will drop whatever they're doing to make sure that you're okay? Those are your true family and friends.

I only keep a few people close to me. That term "friend" should not be used lightly. Some people just don't know how to be friend and I don't fault them. I'm learning how to be a better friend myself.

Don't be afraid to be alone that you allow yourself to get caught up with people that are just around for the good times. You can be around tons of people and still feel lonely inside. You can also be alone and feel content within.  People will only do what you allow them to do to you. Respect yourself enough to know when you need to let go and move on. There is a time and season for everything that happens in our lives. Some people are temporarily in our lives to teach us lessons and some will be right by our side until our last breath.

So maybe you can relate or maybe you can't. Don't feel guilty about removing people out of your life. It's a necessary part of the journey. Wish them the best and move on.

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