"Worry is a way to pretend that you have knowledge or control over what you don't- and it surprises me how much we prefer ugly scenarios to the pure unknown." *** "A Field Guide to Getting Lost", by Rebecca Solnit
Don’t let the negativity of others put out your light. Control your space, even when people try their hardest to ruin the good you have in your life. For whatever reason, for whatever purpose, there are people in this world who are committed to ruining the happiness and progress of others. For some reason, they spend their lives and energy trying to destroy what others have built. I’m sure we could sit here and name reasons why they do what they do, and I’m sure there’s a deep reason, but I don’t want to focus on that. I just want to tell you to keep going, no matter what they do! No matter who talks about you. No matter who lies on you. No matter who tries to destroy what you’ve built. Ignore the slander. Ignore the hate. Ignore the lies. Just keep building! Kill their foolishness and hatred with success and happiness! When they push you as much as they can and try to get you to fold, just keep going! Don’t let them see you sweat! Don’t let them see you cry! Show them that nothing they do can stop you. Good and positivity and love will ALWAYS be greater and stronger and wiser and more progressive than hate and negativity and evil. I’ve watched people, closely, try to destroy and ruin the lives of others. As much as you want to respond and hurt them back, you have to rise above it! Don’t let their darkness put out your light. You may have a few moments where you feel hopeless and angry, confused and revengeful. But remember, you’re better and bigger than that. You’re wiser and stronger than them. You’re smarter than that! They can’t kill your joy. They can’t take your happiness forever. They can’t destroy you. They can’t crush you. You were made for greatness and their foolish attempts to stop you and hold you back is just a part of the process. They’re just a Judas in your story. All they’re doing is pushing you to get exactly where God wants you to be! Keep going, shine brighter, shine better... you got this. Enemies become footstools.