What is she doing? Why is she still in Thomasville? She will never become anything or be successful living in Thomasville.
Shhhhh…lets have a moment of silence to put to rest all the negativity people have spoken over your life. I begin this post with a few things I’ve heard too often about my life. People will doubt you and have things to say about you regardless if you are living in a small town or big city. I like to plan my life strategically, so first I pray and humbly ask God for the next steps I should take in this life's journey. It’s important to seek him first before jumping out and operating on your own strength. Life is not a fairytale, therefore you have to be mindful that it's dangerous out here in the world and you must use wisdom or wise judgement when making moves or decisions. Ask yourself questions like, "Where does God want me to be?" Pray about it and block out the noise around you.
Don’t allow people to make you feel less than because you aren’t where they think you should be location wise or even financially. Most importantly, don't give people the power to make you rush into things you’re unsure of, you may end up in a very dangerous situation. Any place where God hasn't told you to go is dangerous, because you're working outside of his realm of protection. So listen to your inner voice, the voice God put inside you to guard you from anything unlike him. No one knows how hard you work every single day behind the scenes, they only make assumptions based off what they think. There is a season for everything, when God is ready to move you he will and when he moves you, you will not have to try to sustain yourself because you will be operating off his strength.
When people talk, allow that to give you ammunition. If they are saying things like she’s just a baby momma, he will never be successful because his dad was on drugs, she has a degree and no job, she will never make it, or he has a mental disability which means he will never go far in life, don’t allow these judgments to discourage or stop you from striving to be the best you. Keep working, and when they talk continue to work, because while they’re talking about what you don’t have they will miss out on working for what they should have.
Some people define success by how much money they have or the type of car, house or apartment they live in. I like nice things but it’s important to know that real success is about how many lives you touch while fulfilling your God given purpose, or while God is lining things up in your favor to fulfill that purpose. When you go to a library or school do you smile and speak to the janitors, or do you look down on them because you feel like you’re better than them? When you go to a restaurant do you say please and thank you to the waiter and leave a tip if he/she has provided good service, or are you quick to be disrespectful because you’re spending your money?
When defining success, it’s not about where you live, how smart you are, or even what you have, it’s about how you treat people and your work ethic. So when people start talking and say things to challenge your ability to succeed in life, smile and keep working and treating people nice along the way. The day is coming when those same people will have to swallow their own negative words, so be patient and let them talk.
I hope this blesses someone, until next time loves xoxoxo!
I'm an East Carolina University alumna. I have experience in journalism, law, radio broadcasting, television production and teaching. My goal is to make a difference in the world through media and motivational speaking.