Sometimes in life we make decisions based off how we feel at the moment, as a result we don’t consider how our decisions will affect our loved ones. The ones who love us are the ones who have been there through thick and thin. They are the ones who have always had our backs and genuinely cared for us. We know for a fact that our loved ones have our best interest. So why are we so quick to dismiss them when they express their concerns about our life?
It’s easy to make decisions based off our adrenaline rush, when life gets exciting and fun. Sometimes we live in the moment so much that we only think about that space and time, and when a friend or family member come to us and try to have a sincere talk, we become defensive and brush them off. It doesn’t register to us that the decisions we are making are hurting our friends or family members. We absolutely could care less because we are living the life we feel is best for us at the moment. We are on a high that only the moment can provide, but what we don’t realize is that the moment is only temporary.
Life is not a fairytale, so no matter how much fun we are having in a particular moment or season in our life, it isn’t worth the dismissal of the people who have always been there for us. We have to start listening and respecting the feelings and advice of the people who really care for us and genuinely have our backs. These are the ones who will be there when the firecrackers die out and the excitement leaves. Appreciate those people, and respect their concern for your life because like all seasons the one you are in now will surely pass. Nothing is constant but change, so be slow to talk, quick to listen and careful to consider the feelings and advice of the ones who were there when no one else was.
11/17/2017 08:22:37 am
There is a very deep truth in your words. I've noticed throughout my life, it is very important to allow God to help me discern friends I need to let go of and friends that, at that time in life, I should not vent to or take advise from. I've taken advise from friends in the past that just made situations worse. Later in life I was able to realize it is easy for us as humans to seek out people we know will share our immediate thoughts or rationality on a certain situation. We go to our "fight friends" that will agree with us instead of first looking to how God's word speaks to a certain subject and seeking Godly men and women who will truly speak to us out of His love for us, before their love for us. A true friend will never tell you want you want to hear but what you need to hear. Sadly, it is often not appreciated until much later.
11/23/2017 11:00:06 pm
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