7.31.2008

Everyone Can't Be in Your Front Row...

Life is a theatre - invite your audience carefully.
Not everyone is healthy enough to have a front row seat in our lives. There are some people in your life that need to be loved from a distance. It's amazing what you can accomplish when you let go, or at least minimize your time with draining, negative, incompatible, not-going-anywhere relationships, friendships, fellowships! Observe the relationships around you.

Pay attention to: Which ones lift and which ones lean? Which ones encourage and which ones discourage? Which ones are on a path of growth up hill and which ones are going down hill? When you leave certain people, do you feel better or feel worse? Which ones always have drama or don't really understand, know and appreciate you and the gift that lies within you?

The more you seek God and the things of God - the more You seek quality, the more you seek not just the hand of God but the face of God the more you seek things honorable -- the more you seek growth, peace of mind, love and truth around you, the easier it will become for you to decide who gets to sit in the FRONT ROW and who should be moved to the balcony of your life.

You cannot change the people around you...but you can change the people you are around! Ask God for wisdom and discernment and choose wisely the people who sit in the front row of your life.
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7 comments:

So...Wise...Sista said...

That was dope. But is it really about who's in your front row so much as who you let backstage?

MsKnowitAll said...

A post so true. I must keep these words somewhere near for those moments...

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

now thats science folk

Organized Noise said...

I get this as a forward at least once a year. I love it. My front row, as well as the list of people with VIP backstages passes has recently changed and I am definitely being more selective with who gets access to those areas now.

Mimi said...

This is so true...I'm gonna have to save this to the hard drive :)

shine said...

i feel you. i've had to shuffle some around folks lately. it has made all the difference.

sdg1844 said...

Amen! I've had to distance myself from several people. I've never felt better.