Do what you do in life because of who YOU are, not because of how people respond to you. It is easy to love those who love you back. You resurrect the presence of God within you each time you make the choice to love and respond in kindness in the face of negativity.
Your authentic character expands in the midst of those moments when you love, serve and speak the truth in kindness because of who you are, not because you are feeling mutual love and kindness.
When you choose to show up with love & kindness, as you remain connected to God in the face of uncomfortable encounters, a feeling of deep satisfaction will often wash over you, this is because your soul had its way with you over your flesh.
One of the most freeing prayers you can pray throughout your day is this:
Dear God, grant me the grace to release my desire to be liked so that I will stay grounded in the person you have created me to be on earth: confident; loving; kind; peaceful; inspired; creative and capable of solution based responses free to be me without out worrying about what other people will think.
Stress or inner peace flow directly from your choice to serve your soul or your flesh in this world. How much of your time in a day do you spend worrying about what others think, do and say? OR linger in the past or future? Lean back into your soul where your worth and value remain in tact.
Dear God, I give my soul permission to guide my flesh into all of life today. Grant me the grace to remember that with you all things are possible. You call me to remain, remain, remain, remain in John 15, as the vine remains in the branch. I give you permission today to have your way with me in spite of my wondering mind. Ignite my soul and fill me with IN-Spiritation…so that nothing outside of me disrupts my confidence, love & inner peace.
Enjoy Your Gift of Life,