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Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

At the end of the day, nobody truly likes to admit when they are wrong. It can be a hard pill to swallow. I mean, it does feel good to be right, especially when it pertains to something you are passionate about. But every so often, there comes a time when you must take a step back and review your own actions.

Lately, I've been noticing a change in people that I normally interact with on a daily basis. Some are in what I consider my inner circle. Attitudes, distance, and shade have seemed to rear their ugly heads. I began to take offense but instead, I took a step back and made an observation: all of these people have one thing in common...ME! Could I be the problem? Have I done something that offended these people? I had to face myself.

I began to look at my actions over the past few weeks to see if I had been out of pocket or offensive. I even asked a few people if they felt I was a toxic friend. Thankfully, I got a resounding "no" but it still left me wondering what was happening. After taking a hard look in the mirror, I came to the conclusion that some people change (with reasons and without) and it may not have anything to do with you. Some people just need their space. Some people want more of you but don't know how to express their need.

Though these actions of friends have be

en hurtful, I remembered and was able to practice an important lesson: Check yourself before you wreck yourself! Acting too hastily and out of anger can make things worse. And, sometimes, YOU are the problem. Seasons change and people do too. But remember, you are one of those people. Continue to live out of light and love. Don't take things so personally. Do keep an open mind and a discerning spirit. Be the best you that you can be! Love those that love you. Pray for those that don't. It will work out in the end.


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