By: Dana Davis Blake
Trust Without Borders
This is my niece Selah and I's favorite song! So rejuvenating and fresh...applicable in many settings. Sometimes I am ready to throw in the towel with people and their attitudes and I am sure they are me too! But with my children and family I have to really study Gods word!
In a Bible study with #Beth #Moore once (one of favorite ladies, she is so real). She said something close to this: two relationships are non negotiable your spouse and children. Now for me, I feel convicted to keep working at your relationship with your parents too because this scripture is very clear that to not honor them could have long term consequence. However, if we are in an abusive friendship or other type of relationship we are not required to continue in that relationship. We can love people from a distance.
The take away is we can still love without being in an intimate relationship with people. Always pray for lost people and especially people you love but you do not have to be a door mat for people. It does not make you a martyr. Even in friendships if you find yourself constantly the giver or the relationship is not a positive, you are not required to maintain that friendship. I used to tell myself "I want to be a good witness!" Hear this friends, sometimes it is better to love from a distance. You can pray for people and love them from a distance. Especially if they drain and emotionally wear you out! 😰
I love to talk to Ebong Eka 🙇sometimes, he is an encourager! He lifts people up! When I hang up with him I feel like the ruler of the world! Now he also will tell you the truth. He does not tickle your ears but he believes in going for your dreams. Don't you love people like that? 🙌
Surround yourself with positive people. If you have someone in your life constantly telling you "you'll never do it!" Shed that extra baggage. Now, I say this with extra caution: not your children, spouse for obvious reasons! Hang on to that tiger tail or as Napoleon would say liger tail.🐯
I hold on to my babies for dear life...even when they try and shake me! Boy do they try! I'll say WOW! Too much for today...same time tomorrow while I recover from today. All kidding aside, being a mom is hard but being a teen is much harder! Hang on for dear life! I'll ask them "well do you know where I was when that happened?" Their response "yes mom, on your hands and knees praying!" 🙏
These are Dana's cray cray thoughts and reflections not necessarily Team Southernbelles.