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Shake It Off

 
 
In life we will cross paths with many.....
There will those who cross for short seasons and those who are there for longer ones......
Some may even be called to walk along side of you for the duration of yours and their season of life.
 
Any time paths are crossed, the reasons can be many or few.
Maybe it is for you to extend grace.....
Maybe it's for you both to show mercy.....
It could be to teach and show them unconditional love through a healing season.....
Or it may even be to teach you how to respond and embrace rejection.
(Yes I said rejection., just as Jesus was rejected so will, we, his children.  )
Rejection, if allowed, becomes a season of learning wisdom.....
Godly wisdom.
 
There will be times in life when the love you give will not be received nor returned by others.
They will not see your heart for what it truly holds.....
They will not be able to grasp the compassion you carry......
Nor will they be able to embrace the grace you extend.
They will not hear the words of encouragement you share....
Or the mercy that flows.
 
Do not allow their rejection to change who you are.....
Do not allow it to reshape your heart......
Their  rejection is not a reflection of who you are nor does it validate your worth.
 
God's word tell us.....


Matthew 10:14
14 If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet.
 
Do not be consumed with the dust of their lives.....
Do not allow it to smother your destiny.
It's ok when paths are crossed to become involved , by lending a hand,  or to speak life over their situations, to pray for them and showing the love of God. 

In the words of Joyce Myer....
"Involved but not entangled"
Becoming entangled in their dust will stop us from moving forward on our own paths.
It will hinder our steps........
Confuse  our purpose.........
And delay our journey.
 
 Philippians 3:13
Brethen, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,
 

Those who want to be reached, will be..........
Those who choose not to be,  will be removed from our path.
There are many waiting in expectancy for our paths to cross......
Those in need of grace....
 In need of mercy......
 And of love.
 
Continue to be you.....
 
Shake It Off

xoxoxo

Stacey

 
Isaiah 43:18-19
Do not remember the former things nor consider the things of old, Behold I will do a new thing,now it shall spring forth; Shall you know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
 

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  1. Thanks for this wise words! Its a good and useful lesson for me.

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