Love❤️ It’s the strongest, most powerful emotion on earth. Love can move mountains. Love never fails. True love is unconditional.
BUT.....when someone uses this emotion to fill their own need? One of the lowest things you can do, in my opinion. My friends, we’ve all done it in different ways and at varying intensities. As much as I hate to admit it, I’m sure I have done this as well. Hopefully these occurrences have become almost minuscule to date considering when it happens to you, you’re MUCH more aware of it and how this would affect others should it happen to them. Here’s what I encourage in myself and of others:
1) Self-Awareness: (my personal fave). This is an extraordinary capability that when used correctly, allows you to become to best, most selfless, most empathetic version of yourself. Being self-aware means you’re in tune with and can modify your own behaviors and reactions. This quality should be sought after by literally everyone🙏🏾
2) Integrity: When you are a true man or woman of integrity, you keep your word. Period. You’re honest. Your moral compass guides you well in most if not all situations. You respect yourself and others so highly you strive to simply do the right thing; no matter how difficult it may be.
3) Realism: Accepting a situation for face value. What are the facts telling you? What does God’s word reveal to you? Can you discern what is reality vs a fantasy? Once we accept what is real, we begin to see how we can respond to that vs continuing to live in a version of our “perfect fairytale”. It allows us to move forward and strive for what our reality can be!
Preaching to the choir here. Encouraging myself with these things daily. I always want to become the best version of myself. Lately, have I been? No, I can’t say I have. When God is working on you the most, the devil tries to attack you the hardest. Stay vigilant and ward off those good-for-nothing demons and distractions 🙌
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