Thursday, 21 June 2018

P Power of Positive Faith

You Matter to God!

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BeinMyLifeI believe that many of our problems can be averted if we would honestly seek to understand other people.  I think many of today's issues would go away if we weren't so angry and ready to pounce on each other. I would like to believe that if people would stop talking so much; trying to be heard and would stop and think before speaking, maybe, just maybe, they would hear what the other person is trying to communicate.

I tell you what I think. I think that today, many feel that they are more important than the other person. We have so easily demonized each other so we don't have to listen to each other. We are so insistent that we need to be heard, aren't we? We are so bent on getting our point of view out there, that we don't have time or patience to wait to hear the other person.  For some, it's like being on stage.  The problem with the limelight is that we forget that there is refreshing in pulling back and quietly reflecting.  

Just think about this for a moment, every one of us ultimately wants to feel that we matter. We want to feel heard and we want to feel appreciated.   

Many think that I am an extrovert, but, I am not.  I am a true-to-the-core introvert. I am renewed being alone and I gain energy in quiet time. I realized long ago that I am God's child.   I am made in His image and that makes me feel good about me.  You, too, were made in His image. You are who you are and that's okay with Him.  Disagreements happen because we have different experiences that we wish others would stop and try to see. When they don't, we get frustrated. We want people to change to be like us and they won't, so we get angry.  We want people to hear us and they don't, so we get louder and

Disagreements happen because we have different experiences that we wish others would stop and try to see. When they don't, we get frustrated. We want people to change to be like us and they won't, so we get angry.  We want people to hear us and they don't, so we get louder and more angry. Ultimately shutting down any and all channels to communicate and to learn to appreciate each other's ideas, thoughts, and their uniqueness.  We then stand our ground, not willing to bend an inch to understand the other person. We refuse to change our opinion!

BeTheChangeGuess what? You don't have to change anything! You don't have to change your opinions to match mine; nor do you have to change your way of thinking. You don't have to change your looks to look like the runway models; you don't have to change so that you have thousands of friends in order to be okay and you don't have to be anywhere near perfect either. You are who you are, made in God's image. However, don't forget that the person you disagree with is also made in the image of God. Neither may act like they are, but they are. Neither may act right, but God still loves both of them. God loves the entire world, which includes EVERYBODY.

Once we realize that there was only one perfect person that walked this earth, Jesus, maybe we will see that we are different from others and at the same time, we are just like all others, imperfect. I can't change how you see the world, but I will tell you that when the world looks at you, the really special people see a unique person with qualities and attributes that only are given to you. If you say to me that there are those who don't see you, I say, maybe they are not supposed to.  I will say this too however, God sees you. He made you. He loves you. You don't have to accept Him, but He accepts you.  I pray that I will learn to accept others just like Jesus. I tell you what, your contribution to the world, whether huge or small, has made an imprint. Believe it...

I can't change how you see the world, but I will tell you that when the world looks at you, the really special people see a unique person with qualities and attributes that are only given to you. If you say to me that there are those who don't see you, I say, maybe they are not supposed to.  I will remind you of this however, God sees you. He made you. He loves you. You don't have to accept Him, but He accepts you.  

I pray that I will learn to accept others just like Jesus did. Don't you?

Dr. LaSharnda Beckwith

It's Your Life; Own It!

Columnist: LaSharnda Beckwith

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Dr. LaSharnda Beckwith, PhD, MBAA, MA, BPS, is an Empowerment Advocate, personal life coach, motivational speaker & leadership expert. She knows that in order for anyone to experience success in their personal or professional lives, there must be a fundamental change in attitude. One cannot be or think negatively and expect positive results. In addition, she loves to interact where she can encourage, enable, empower and energize others.  She is a retired executive of more than 26 years with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. She retired as Vice President of Eastern Operations. She is currently a Professor in the School of Management at Texas Woman’s University. She is an author and talk show host. Her new book, When You're Happy With You focuses on helping others find value, build self confidence, self-esteem and confront issues that may be holding them back and is currently available online through Xulonpress.com/bookstore, Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.  Her radio talk show “Living Happy Every Day with Dr. LaSharnda” can be heard on www.LATalkradio.com, channel 1.

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