Updated: Jun 12
There is one thing in life we have to accept. We won't be loved and liked by everyone and we can't like and love everyone. It's totally okay, and that doesn't mean there is something wrong with you or the other party.
God made each person different and sometimes 2 persons just can't be together. Best is to accept and respect. A couple of years ago I made one of the biggest decisions in my life regarding friends and choosing who I hang out with. Not because there was something wrong with them or me, but because I chose to go a different route in my life and they were no longer part of that picture. It was probably one of the hardest decisions I have ever made but also one of my best, and I have never looked back and regretted it. God gave me the strength to pull through.
In life we have to be aware of who we choose to be our friends and we have to choose carefully. We become like the people we hang out with and if you see something you don't like you either have to be the leading example of change or look for the nearest exit door! It doesn't mean you think you are better than them, it just means that it is now time to move on in your own life.
Deep down we all want to be accepted by everyone and loved by all! In a dream world that is possible! It would be nice if the world could just get along but unfortunately it doesn't work like that. I think the secret in this is to be a graceful person and no matter what others think of you, know yourself well enough to know what ever goes around can't hurt you because you are strong in Christ better than tales. I always think if I'm important enough to talk about then I must be pretty important ☺️
I also try my best not to fall in the trap of talking about others, I mean I'm not perfect and I do fail but it's important to me and I focus on it a lot to be the better person kind of thing. Turn my cheek! Again not easy but I believe with more practice these things become easier and who knows maybe one day I will be able to shower even the grey areas in my life with love, because that's what Jesus did.
So in conclusion if we love ourselves and know ourselves in Christ we should be okay with pretty much anything. What people say and what people think doesn't matter, it's those people in your circle that you created and approved that matters. The rest must see from example and then make up their own minds. We can't all sit around the same fire, so think about the people around your fire and make sure they are there to enjoy it with you and be loyal towards you. If not, then it's time for change. 🌺
Let go, accept it and then respect them.