Happy Monday, Mompreneurs!
It’s Memorial Day, which means many of us are home relaxing, getting in some extra sleep, and spending quality time with our families.
I know I am doing all three and then some! :)
This past weekend was an interesting one. I had some rather uncomfortable, make-you-wanna-cry-and-coward moments in both my personal and professional life.
(I am neither a crier or a coward.)
In both cases, it wasn’t so much what anyone said, but it was how they made me feel – like I wasn’t welcomed.
And it was painstakingly obvious.
I kept a smile on my face, continued on gracefully, and asked the Lord to help me maintain my integrity.
But it was HARD.
HARD, I tell you.
You see words hurt and they can cut not just to the bone, but through the bone. They are certainly powerful. People, though, don’t always remember words, but they do remember how you make them feel.
So as I worked through my emotions, I thought about how I make others feel and how those feelings linger once they leave my presence.
Are they leaving with a lasting memory-feeling that will “call” them to engage again?
Or are they forever repulsed?
In both my personal and professional dealings, I don’t ever, ever, ever want anyone to feel awful, unwelcomed, or unloved. The Lord would not be pleased and that could be one person lost to the Kingdom. It also would not speak well of His Kingdom.
If I have, I ask you forgiveness and I promise to do what I can to make the situation right. Please reach out to me. ♥
This scripture didn’t even come to me until just before I started pinning this post. This has been of great comfort to me:
Because the Sovereign Lord helps me,
I will not be disgraced, ashamed, or confounded.
Therefore, I have set my face like flint,
determined to do his will,
And I know I will not be put to shame.
Of course, in situations like these, there’s always a lesson to be learned and an opportunity to show the love of Christ. That’s exactly what I intend to do! My Lord would have it no other way. :)
I know I’m probably rambling, I still can’t quite get all of my words together and make this post thematic. Honestly, I’m still dealing with both of these experiences and praying that I walk in a level of forgiveness that will allow the Lord’s Kingdom to be spoken well of.
May you find something in this post you can use and love on others who aren’t always very loving towards you. Most of all may you show the love of Christ and be sure to leave an impression of a “good feeling” on others, knowing this feeling will last into eternity. ♥
~ My Prayer for You ~
Father, on days when we may face uncomfortable situations, in both our personal and professional lives, please comfort us. Wrap your arms around us and show us your love.
Show us how to love…on purpose, with great meaning, and a great passion for the lives of others.
Make us like the flint, you speak about in Isaiah 50.
May we stand strong in uncomfortable times.
May be stable in joyous times.
May our work for you and our name, never be put to shame.
Most of all, may we become the standard of Godly excellence, professional integrity, and gracious countenance.
All of this we ask, in Jesus’ precious name, Amen.
Dance with the King!