Don’t take it personal

During my senior year of high school a phrase I could not wait to leave behind was “high school drama.” I had a very naive expectation that after that long awaited day of graduation, all of the pointless drama and hurtful comments would just magically disappear.

Well..... it doesn't

I believe it all comes down to being okay with who you are as a person. If you are at peace with yourself and seek Gods approval above all, then your soul can be at peace knowing you are enough. Something I have struggled with is worrying a little too much about the opinions of others. I have always been the type of person to stay as far away from drama as I can get… even if this meant not standing up for myself. You should never allow yourself to be walked all over, but standing up for yourself can be done in love and with a peaceful tongue. There is a difference between standing up for yourself, and adding fuel to the fire. There is no gain from disturbing your own peace, to fall into the disharmony of someone else.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent…”

No matter how hard you try, there will always be people who will not like you or do not accept you. You don’t have to understand why, and you may never get closure. Do not take it personal. Instead of racking your brain about it, simply pray for that person. See it as an opportunity to show them grace, and through that they may see a glimpse of Jesus. It may have a greater impact than you think…

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” Ephesians 4:29

When you can not control the situation around you, remember you have complete control over how you react. Let us pray for the people in our lives that they may be strong and be lights in the dark. Always remember to be a light to the world and the people you come in contact with…. you have the power to change the world.

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