You woke up this morning, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed despite yesterday’s foolishness. You determine to have a great day as you plan for an amazing life change.
Then you get slapped with this.
So you’re doing _____ because of ______, right?
You’re ready to scream, give way to a plethora of explanations, paint out your dreams and aspirations, and then it hits you like a ton of bricks.
I don’t owe them anything.
When you reach that moment, it feels as though the angels are cheering you on, “Yay! She finally gets it!”
So many times we get caught up in wanting to make others understand the truth, instead of what they perceive to be the truth that we get stuck in the process. I’ve been there myself, quite recently if I may add.
My husband and I are in the middle of making some major moves, and it’s unfortunate that many people in our circle don’t get it, and I’ve been frustrated with wanting to spell out all of the details. The truth is, no matter what I say or how in-depth I go, some people will think whatever they want to believe and no amount of explanation is going to change that. All that signifies, the need to explain, is the desire to please others and the precedence placed on the opinions of people.
I struggled with that in my past, quite a lot. I know I am free today. Why did it try to come back? There are two main reasons: frustration with people not getting it or me, and the fear of them misunderstanding me. However, if I take my eyes off of myself, people, and all of our opinions, I won’t worry about whether I’m understood or not. My focus will be where is should be–Jesus Christ.
It’s not about me. It’s not about you. It’s not about others. It’s about living a life of freedom in Jesus Christ.
Today, I challenge you not to become stuck on stupid, aka your limits based upon your opinions and the opinions of others. Fellowship with the Father, be willing and obedient to His leading, and live a life of holiness and integrity–not because people are looking but because it pleases Him.