I was a bit frustrated today about some critical words a few people have said about me.After ranting a bit,I went outside to enjoy the sunshine and then had a thought: “I am not on this world for other people’s approval”.Most of my life,especially when I was younger,I would always be looking over my shoulder making sure I was doing the right thing.Which wasn’t always the right thing for me to do,it was the right thing as according to other people.What they wanted me to do.Your dreams,your rules,are not always right for me.Yes,advice is good.So is learning from other people’s mistakes.But I’ve honestly found some advice to be trash.(It doesn’t mean the person is trash at all,it just means that advice is unwise.)
I remember once I had a very important decision to make where I had been trying to decide what to do for months.Someone was giving me some suggestions on what to do.Now,these ideas could have worked very well for a different situation,but I was not feeling like it was right for me.So I was praying and asking the Lord what I should do,and He told me to read a certain part of scripture.I did,and it was very clear that I was not to follow this person’s counsel.Later on I found out for sure that doing what this person and what a few other people advised me to do would have been very bad indeed.I am so,so grateful I did not do what seemed right as to the world,but what I felt in my spirit and from the words of the Lord.
And doing what I did in my situation may have been totally wrong for another person,so it’s very important to ask God what He wants you to do.Sometimes He does just let you make your own decision.Hey,sometimes He knows you won’t listen to what He wants you to do,or you’re simply not ready for it yet.It’s ok to not be ready for something sometimes.We’re gonna make mistakes in this life every once in a while,no matter how hard we try not to.We just need to make sure it’s mistake,and not intentional.
Even if you don’t believe in God,or you do and don’t have a personal relationship with Him,I’m sure you have some dreams and plans on your heart for your life that are just right for you.They may have not made themselves known to you yet,but once you know them,hold onto those dreams.No one else can live the life you do.
Well,I hope this post helped someone and I have lots more to say pertaining to this subject,but I think I will leave that for another day. 🙂