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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Word of Advice: Your Power is Too Great

I tend to be an observer in situations.  I like to watch and analyze the character of a person before I let them into my life.  This is how I weed through my circle of friends and save myself from unnecessary drama.  

When I see someone in need of advice, I’m more than happy to offer without being judgmental.  I recently gave advice to a friend because she has been going through a tough time in a new stage of her life.  The people around her are going out of their way to break her.  They see the potential in her to reach success in her new journey, and they are just jealous.

In her time of need, she didn’t ask for advice, but she posted on Facebook that she needed us to pray for her.  She wrote about how she was being harassed in the work place.  People were starting with her, then running when she reacted negatively.  They were trying to take her out of her character.  They wanted to put her into a negative light by playing the victim to the situation.

After spending all this time molding herself in the beautiful person I know her to be, she was letting them get the best of her.  I know her to be the type of person who doesn’t bother you unless you bother her.  The person in the room with the biggest smile on her face.  This journey has been an opportunity for a positive change in her life.  She has spent her time reading and focused on learning her new job.  Yet, she's a target in her new environment.

My words of advice to her was “there's something very powerful about you that's why they spend all their time bothering you. They want to break you and make you look bad in front of others. They are jealous of what others see in you. They will keep trying, but stay strong”.  It may not have been much, but she appreciated my words.  Her response was “I never thought about it like that. I think you are right. I'll use all this energy from my anger and put it toward becoming...better”.  

If you don't already know, the devil stays busy if you let him.  Someone who spends that much time concerned with harassing you must be envious of you.  I could never see someone in their right mind going out of their way to harass you without a motive.  Your light is shining too bright, and they want to dim it down.  Don’t let anyone “take away your smile”.  You’re too bright for that.  
Have you ever been taken out of your character?  Or have you been the one to aggravate a person until they react?  Share you stories in the comments section below.

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