From month to month, things happen in our lives. The past few months have presented complex situations and adversity. Still, we overcome! We overcome because we are greater than situations and adversity.
Last year, I was overcome with chronic back pain. I learned I had several discs in my spine that were out of alignment causing a pinched nerve in my lower back. My initial thought was, "Lord, why? If it isn't one thing, it's another." Eventually, my thinking shifted to, "Lord, I'm grateful that I know this was occurring in my body and can now take the necessary steps to fix it."
A person's heritage speaks not only to where they originate but also to who they will become. It is important to know where you come from. In knowing where you come from, you understand why things happen the way they happen in your life. Proverbially, the dots are connected and you get answers to questions you never even knew you had.
What I love the most about learning about my heritage is the commonalities in my kin. I recently attended a family reunion and learned so much about my lineage. For instance, I learned that two sisters produced a lineage of 97 ministers; 97 people preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ! I also learned how many infant deaths (mostly male) and the causes. I learned why some of the siblings from my original clan didn't have many children. For instance, one died young (age 32) from asthma. Another died from asthma when he was only 16.
To be honest, for a long time, I had a problem saying "no." I genuinely love helping people. The problem with this is I taught people that I was secondary. Saying "yes" was unhealthy and stressful for me. It taught me that I had to be there for everyone but myself.
Essentially, I ran myself into the ground and nothing good comes from that! I had to discipline myself to say "no" even when I was available. It was hard! I like helping and serving. What I needed to learn was balance. I needed to learn to say "no" to some things and people so I could say "yes" to myself.
Let's face it. Some people, some places are not ready for you. AND THAT'S OKAY. When you hone your craft, invest in yourself, you are confident in who you are and what you have to offer. You know what you are worth.
Consequently, there will be people (and places) who will not be ready for you. They are stuck where they are or have not caught the revelation that they need to elevate themselves to where they are ready for you. What you have to offer is outside of their capacity
Have you ever had people act as judge and jury of your life? Have you ever had every thing you say and do is scrutinized by people? Have you ever felt condemned by people and you weren't really sure why? Well, you're in good company! Lots of us have been here. Many of us have been victims of the people police.
People police can get under your skin and provoke you into a bad day. Their condemnation can push you to respond in a way that is outside of your character, because they never stop. People police are persistent! They feel it is their duty to weigh-in on other people's lives. In truth, people police are projecting.
Wisdom moments with The Authority in Global Business Dynamics.