Friday, November 14, 2008

Everyone Can't Be In Your Front Row

Words I wish I wrote. Received this in an email from one of my Yahoo Groups. Thoughtful, insightful, and poignant testimony, I came away blessed from this message. Read it and tell me what you think:


Life is a theater, so invite your audiences carefully. Not everyone is holy enough and 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's amazing what you can accomplish when you let go, or at least minimize your time with draining, negative, incompatible, not going anywhere relationships, friendships, fellowships and family!

Everyone can't be in your front row!

Observe the relationships around you. Pay attention to: 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 just going uphill? When you leave certain people, do you feel better or feel worse? Which ones always have drama or don't really understand, know and appreciate you and the gift that lies within you?

Everyone can't be in your front row!

The more you seek God and the things of God, the more you seek quality, the more you seek not just the hand of GOD but the face of GOD, the more you seek things honorable, the more you seek 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.

Everyone can't be in your front row!

You cannot change the people around you...but you can change the people you are around! Ask GOD for wisdom and discernment and choose wisely the people who sit in the FRONT ROW of your life. Remember that FRONT ROW seats are for special and deserving people and those who sit in the FRONT ROW should be chosen carefully.

"Don't let someone become a priority in your life, when you are just an option in theirs... Relationships work best when they are balanced." A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.

Deep. I know that's right. I have a few folks in my life who need to be relegated to back row. Some of them have voluntarily moved themselves there. Life is too short to be playing games and living the unexamined life. Through this sojourn, I wanna experience as much as I can while I'm able. Though I may have doubts, I'm always in touch with myself, always ready to learn more about myself. It's all about improvement.

Some folks just don't get me. That's a'ight, cause I don't necessarily get them either. When some thing's not right, try and fix and mend it. Don't sit in the dark, blaming er'rybody but yourself, and then wonder why you keep having the same old failures. See your own culpability in your situation. If the tools you have aren't working for you, baby it's time to replace the tools, learn a new trade.

And for my relationships that are working, I blessed them with God's love. Thank you, as always, for your love, friendship, and support.

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