People Pleasing

Life Is a Theatre

Life is a theatre

Not everyone is healthy enough to have a front row seat in our lives. There are some people in your life that need to be loved from a DISTANCE. it is amazing what you can accomplish when you let go of, or at least minimize your time with draining, negative, incompatible, not-going-anywhere relationships/friendships.

Observe the relationships around you. Pay attention. Which ones lift and which ones lean? Which ones encourage and which ones discourage? Which ones are on a path of growth uphill and which ones are going downhill? When you leave certain people do you feel better or feel worse? Which ones always have drama or don’t really understand, know or appreciate you?

The more you seek quality, respect, growth, peace of mind, love and truth around you… the easier it will become for you to decide who gets to sit in the front row and who should be moved to the balcony of YOUR LIFE.

” If you cannot change the people around you, Change the people you are around.” (not sure of source)

Remember that the people we hang with have an impact both our lives and our income. And so we must be careful to choose the people we hang out with, as well as the information with which we feed our minds. We should not share our dreams with negative people, nor feed our dreams with negative thoughts.

It is your choice and your life. It is up to you, who and what you let in..




Audience of ONE

The Lord leads us all differently even though we all are connected by the Holy Spirit. God doesn’t speak to each of us the same way because we are all different because of our life experiences, our family of origin as well as our outlook on life. I believe that as christians we have to ask the Lord and the Holy Spirit to speak to our hearts individually and not look to others to guide us on “their” walk when we should be focused on our own walk. Sometimes we check out other blogs and go from blog to blog looking for the “perfect” word for us on that day when in reality we should be seeking the Lord and His word for us through our relationship with Him. God can and does often use other people to lead us to understand a scripture or seeing life differently but that cannot be  the only way that we connect with God. Our walk must be personal and totally our own. We cannot be saved or have a relationship with Jesus Christ by hanging onto the coat tails of someone else. God wants us to be our own person and to follow Him with our own relationship. The word I have for you today is to you seek the face of the Lord on a deeper level, but please do not look to me for the perfect word for you today because I am human and I will fail at some point.. If we look at Judas in the Bible most would say he  wasn’t saved yet he was seen with Jesus in every part of Jesus’ ministry so most others wouldn’t even doubt the loyalty or salvation of Judas, yet he wasn’t following Jesus for the right reasons but for recognition for being a “disciple”. Judas was at one point in the Bible referred to as the devil even though he was part of Jesus’ inner circle. The inner circle can have even those certain ones that really believe that they have it all together and are true followers of the Lord, when sometimes they are the ones trying to lead us astray or cause us to lose our focus or our true calling..
Are you following Jesus for the right reasons or are you following Jesus so others will go to your blog or follow you on Twitter or Facebook?
Let me tell you.. I love others to follow me on Twitter or Facebook or to check out my blog, but my focus is first and foremost on having a relationship with Jesus Christ. I cannot place my focus on having so many followers, comments or tweets… My focus must be on pleasing the AUDIENCE OF ONE.. MY LORD. Take time today and think about your relationship with God and if you are seeking approval from others instead of God… Lord, help us to focus solely on our relationship with you today. Help us to not be Judas and follow you for the wrong reasons or just by the coat tails. Help us to step out into the deep water with you and to abandon our need for approval from people. Help us to remember that your approval is all that we need and we must focus on that first before we can ever make an impact in this world.. I thank you Lord for all you have done in my life