No one can take anything from you unless you give it to them.
Chew on that.
People can make it difficult for you; the bully on the schoolyard, your boss at work, your friend, your spouse, the list goes on and on. They can make it seem like you have no choice. But you always do. Choose you this day whom you will serve: the bully, the boss, your friend, your spouse, ?, or your God?
He never promised it would be easy. He just promised that He would never leave us or forsake us. So, who will we choose? Those people who will have no trouble with deserting you in a heartbeat, or the God who never will?
This is for someone out there who feels like the world is against them; Who thinks that giving up the things that they love will make someone else happy. Let me ask you this question. If you give up, will it make YOU happy? Or will it just appease someone else for the time being?
A quote that I prize well above others and quote quite often comes from Eleanor Roosevelt: “Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.
I have found this statement to ring true in every aspect of life. Regardless of the decision that you make, someone will praise you for it and another will tell you how stupid it is. And vice versa.
Choose to listen to the one who only has your best interest in heart and you can never go wrong. People have agendas. I suppose God does too, but His way is always best because He knows what the future can bring. Also, He said that He would give you the desires of your heart if you would just ask. He has given you those precious things that you do not want to part with. Hold on to them, and let the rest be damned.