"I do not have to give another person's actions the power to knock me off balance" For Today p. 279
I've spent most of my life wondering what others thought about me or will think about me based on actions and/or decisions I made. If I made a decision and someone had a comment questioning my decision or giving another point of view I went into the mode of thinking I did something wrong or made the wrong choice. Most of the time, others actions and/or opinions are based on their own ideals, values, issues, resentments, beliefs and have nothing to do with me. I need to just trust. I need to not only trust my Higher Power but to trust myself and know that wherever I'm being led is via my Higher Power. There are no right or wrong decisions…just decisions. When I give the power to someone else to skew my thinking then I'm not leading my life by God's will or plan for me. And, giving power to another is wasted energy when I have the power right inside of me to trust, believe and feel at peace with exactly where I am and who I am.
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