When you were broken, busted and disgusted, there were people who loved you. But did they really love you or did you only serve a function or a purpose?
Did your misfortune make them feel good about themselves? Did being pitiful somehow make them feel powerful? Or was it that your insecurity made them feel more confident. Or, did your failures make them forget that they were not experiencing success, joy or passion either? Was it that your empty relationships somehow made them feel full. Was it that your being disinvited, rejected and excluded made them feel as if they were accepted and part of the in-crowd? Did you only serve a function??? Hmmm
Always remember that some people will love you only when you stagger. When you are lost, low, limited and lonely, they will love you. When you are drowning, crying or failing, they will cherish you.
But…. when you realize that you are not a doormat, but a doorway, they will be indignant. When you understand that you are an opportunity to develop and not an obstacle to overcome, they will be offended. When you appreciate that you are not a last-minute option but a prized priority, they will feel slighted. When you realize that you are empowered to God and not indebted to them, they will be insulted.
Let’s face it. When you get some pep in your step and remember that you are both divine and human and that you are unbelievably talented, exceptionally gifted, amazingly loving and highly favored, they will fight you. They will attack you, attempt to discredit you and undermine everything that you do.
Yes, they will.
But…swagger on…. And no, you are not arrogant. You are confident because you know that EVERY open door and every opportunity is from God. You realize that God is the conductor, director, and orchestrator of your life.
How to handle people who expect you to stagger? Stay focused.
Don’t worry about where you have been or where you came from…. FOCUS…FOCUS…FOCUS on where you are going.
Then, find your tribe. Find the people who expect you to swagger! Nurture them and let them nurture you. And together, WIN!!! SERVE!!! GROW!! LOVE!!!
Let’s Dare to Soar Higher as we SWAGGER with the confidence.
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Hope to you in RISE as you SWAGGER to Success!
Let’s Dare To Soar Higher!
SharRon, The Life Strategist
(from my upcoming book Deciding to Soar 2)