Saturday, May 30, 2009

A realization

Everyone wants to be liked.To be accepted. To impress others. We all want to have a good list of people we can call friends. But sometimes having those desires can lead to forgetting-or not even knowing-who you are as yourself. As an individual. Your own being.

People pleasers, if you will. The world is full of leaders but sadly, it's also full of just as many followers. People who are afraid to be their own individual. Who bend over backwards to make sure someone likes them, accepts their lifestyle, the way they look, their opinions. These people often find themselves lost when alone. People pleasers.

I've realized that I, myself, am somewhat of a people pleaser. And not in a great way either. If I'm going to please people it needs to be for the glory of the Lord. I am not here to win people over. To impress anyone. To agree with everything they say. I am a grown woman. I have my own family. I have been through more hardships than one my age should ever have to go through. I have an opinion, too.

I AM ME!

Like it or not, I am what I am. And God made me that way. He wants me to be the person I am today.

But-and I say this with a strong BUT-I can still be that great Christian that I aspire to be AND still have my own opinion. Style. Dreams. Rules. Friends. and whatever else my little heart desires.

It's MY life.

I was not put here on earth to judge you, or anyone else. And neither were you. We will all be judged in the final days by the on true God.

Whenever you speak, or whatever you do, remember that you will be judged by the law of love, the law that set you free. For there will be no mercy for you if you have not been merciful to others. But if you have been merciful, then God's mercy toward you will win out over his judgment against you. James 2:12-13

**I WILL please these little guys though

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2 comments:

Nicole said...

That photo is too sweet!

Kara - Doula in training said...

Amen! You are wonderful for who you are! I love the person you are and am so happy to know you!