Shift Your Attention

“They Can’t Hold You Back Without Your Permission.”

Trent Shelton -YouTube Video: “Watch this if you have haters”

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It is  very easy to give others permission to hold us back.This is a fact  because most of us have no control over our thoughts or emotions, I know for a long time I didn’t. If someone says something about me or someone I love that is not true, I would instantly get offended, be sensitive and emotional wreck. Quick and ready to defend myself and the person I love.  All of which makes me human but what if I told you there is a better way for us to react!  

Would you believe me if I told you that it is possible for us to have peace in the midst of being attacked?  

Time to break it down, this is what we know:

  1. People are going to say what they want to say 
  2. People do what they want to do 
  3. People believe what they want to believe 
  4. People don’t always consider how you feel 

If we know the 4 things listed above apply to all humans regardless of their spiritual beliefs, then why do we give people who do so little for us power to control our emotions, thoughts and our life? Even if you try to explain to people that how they view us is not who we are, guess what? They will not change their opinion of us because,  #3 “ People believe what they want to believe.” 

When someone says something that is not true about us, that shouldn’t change our mood or what we had planned to do that day.

Here are steps to take to ensure that the negativity around us doesn’t affect us. We can intentionally disregard the negativity around us by shifting our attention to who we are and where we are headed because that is all that matters. 

We can have peace in the midst of being personally attacked because..

  1. We know who you are and what you bring to the table
  2. We know our struggles and understand that our past does not define us
  3. We know what God thinks of us (Jeremiah 29:11., 1 Peter 2:9.)
  4. We know that your eyes are fixed forward 

As we shift our attention from our negative environment in order to protect our peace. Remember this quick motto to remind yourself:

“If you can’t build others up, shut up.” -Porchia Suber 

What does the bible say?

Ephesians 4:29 ESV

“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.”

We don’t need to gossip, clap back or talk down about the person that attacked us . We will hold our tongue, pray for them, continue forward and maintain our peace. If we make a decision to do what they do then we are no better than our attackers. 

We refuse to give anyone permission to hold us back, steal our joy or rob us of our peace. We thrive today by understanding the control we have over our emotions, thoughts and how we react to negativity. 

No one can hold you back but yourself,  it’s your time! 

I thank God for giving me insight to give my readers nourishment for their mind, body and soul. Rest kings and queens of the most high, soaking in the fact that God’s got us!

I want to thank you for joining my journey as I walk in my purpose everyday by encouraging people all around the globe. You may have noticed I say “We” a lot in my post, I say it because “We” are in this journey called life together. My favorite african proverb says, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

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© Copyright  since 2021 Porchia Suber-Destined For Greater

I thank you Jesus for giving me insight to give my readers nourishment for their mind, body and soul. Rest kings and queens of the most high, soaking in the fact that God’s got us! You are Destined for Greater! 

Sources for Blog Post

-Trent Shelton -Youtube Video: “Watch this if you have haters”

-African Proverb: https://www.passiton.com/inspirational-quotes/7293-if-you-want-to-go-fast-go-alone-if-you-want

Scripture :

https://www.openbible.info/topics/speaking_ill_of_others

-https://activechristianity.org/19-bible-verses-showing-gods-thoughts-toward-us

-Blog image: http://www.canva.com 

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