Hey guys! Welcome back. Or welcome if you are new here. So over these past few months I have taken some time to dive deep and really figure some things about about myself. I wanted to take some time to reflect on what I have done and think about what I want to do. And today I thought it was really important to share some of those with you all today. I think we often let the voices of others get to us and sway us in various directions, but I really took the time that God gave me these past few months to make intentional decisions about my life and my future. So here are some of the things I learned about myself and my life these past few months.
Approval means nothing from people who aren’t where I want to be.
I have learned these past few months that independence is really important to me. I like being able to make my own decisions, do my own thing, and just live my own life. And I also learned that it is essentially useless to take advice or criticism from anyone who isn’t doing what I want to be doing or isn’t where I want to be. That doesn’t mean I won’t take advice from anyone, just that I have different people in my life that I would go to for advice about different things. And I don’t need approval from everyone before I can take action because if I wait for that I’ll never to anything.
I have to listen to God.
I haven’t always listened to God in the past. I sometimes choose comfort and familiarity over what God is trying to tell me. And if I’m being completely honest that has gotten me hurt more times than I can count. I have ended up broken and scarred over the actions of myself and other people because I didn’t listen to God. But for the past few months I have been following God’s direction and it has led me to a place where I finally feel completely happy and content.
Sometimes you have to put yourself first.
It’s important to help other people and be thoughtful, but sometimes you have to do what is best for you. When it comes to your safety, happiness, and overall mental health, you have to do what you can to be the best version of yourself possible. You can’t help others and you can’t be there for others if you aren’t doing what you need first. So I have learned the importance and the value of making sure I am replenishing myself so I can be there for other people as much as possible.
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this. Please like it if you did. Let us know in the comments something you have learned over the past few months! Don’t forget to follow before you leave if you have not already and I hope to see you next time!