In the past couple of days, I have had conversations with several different friends regarding people's motives/reactions in different circumstances. This ties back to "remembering who you are". And who you know other people to be. The question was raised, "why does BLANK always think people will betray him?" Not just one person at one time but all the time. I would say that is because this person's M.O, is betrayal. Remember, people tend to worry about what they themselves do. If a person thinks everyone cheats, it is because they are a cheater. If a person worries that everyone lies, it is because they are less than truthful. And those of us who expect the best of people, can be very disappointed when we run into one of the above.
|Being myself with another|
Obviously, this wasn't the only indicator to me that this person wasn't who I thought him to be. And I didn't know at the time that this was to be our last conversation. I am so blessed that I was covered in grace in that moment, that I was able to remember who I was.. Not rude, loud or inappropriate (again, that is not who I am) but I was authentically me. NEVER EVER, let people define you! No one can ever know you better than you know yourself. Yes, we all have faults that can be improved upon... but character is what you bring to the table.
There are so many things I don't understand when I try to figure out why people do the things they do, but this much I know for sure, no matter where I end up, I always win when I remember who I am!!!!!
Until next time,