Have you noticed yourself feeling the need to put on a front about your reality? Deep down, do you feel the need to be perfect? Even to the extreme of being fake?
Why is that? What in society tells us we must keep our issues to ourselves? We must come across like everything is fine. We must not burden others with our troubles, or seem as though we can’t handle them.
Have you ever asked yourself where that comes from? Who would want you to do that? Who said that was even the right and best way to behave?
We tend to blindly follow along what the majority is doing, think it’s right. However, are we stopping to evaluate what going along with them does for us?
If it’s regarding behavior, the “majority” is dysfunctional, depressed, stressed, tired constantly, and maybe even seeing a therapist to work through all their unresolved issues.
If it’s regarding health, the majority is overweight, lacking vitality, the sparkle in their eyes, and the pep in their step.
If it’s regarding finances, the majority is broke or headed there rapidly because they aren’t willing to put in the effort it takes to work hard and skills mastery to make an abundance, let alone, make ends meet.
If it’s regarding relationships, how many have been through a divorce?!
If it’s regarding spirituality and living it out, the majority desire “politically correctness” versus the truth and right versus wrong.
So, let me ask you, why do you want to be in the majority? And why on earth are you going along with the flow and doing things as they do. If you do what they do, you will get what they have ~ let’s recap: fatigue, overweight, divorced, depressed, broke, unhappy, and unsuccessful.
Let’s stop letting the majority dictate who we are, how we’ll act, what we do with our children, and how to behave. There are standards to live by, but the majority doesn’t make my standards for me. I certainly don’t live by their standards of success and wealth. I have very different standards of what my kids are allowed to watch and participate in than the majority.
If you are or have been any of the things listed above, don’t look down on yourself. Realize your reality, choose a positive change, and take the steps to make it happen.
And I personally feel that sometimes we NEED to speak the truth of what’s going on in our lives. Afterall, James 5:16 says to confess our sins to one another that we may be healed. You don’t hear a whole lot of that going on. Maybe we haven’t seen so much healing either because of our lack of obedience. I don’t mean you need to totally air out all your dirty laundry with every single person you meet. I don’t think that’s what it means. However, I do think we are in desperate need of taking personal inventory of our lives.
Are we on track? Are we telling the truth in all things? Are we standing and believing for what’s right or going along with what’s happening because it requires just too much effort to fight?
So, what do you need to be “real” about? Where have you been putting on a false front? It doesn’t help anyone… especially you. Sharing how your mess has turned around becomes your message to others!
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Jessica Stone is a wife, mom to 4, and owner of her own businesses in the fitness and essential oils industries. She has 3 special needs children, one which has an undiagnosed neuro-muscular condition that limits her mobility, and her twins are currently receiving therapy for sensory defensiveness, physical mobility, fine motor skills, and speech. She enjoys sharing what she has learned through her trials, experience, research, and tools that have helped her children’s health with other parents who are looking for support, encouragement, and helpful information. Get her FREE eBooklet Five Steps to Losing Those Last 10 Pounds today for simple steps to help you trim up and fit into those fashionable clothes you’ve always wanted to wear! Connect with Jess live today on Facebook!