The Unknown EnemyIn the world good comes with the bad. There’s no running or escaping the inevitable, but only timely preparation. As human beings, we tend to love those that hurt us and hate those that help us. In many cases, we find ourselves with more enemies than friends, but the truth will reveal itself only when the time is right. Association breeds assimilation and those we are surrounded by will either raise us up to our highest potential or hold us back like crabs in a bucket. There is no in-between. The key to having fewer enemies is living your best life, learning from mistakes and fighting evil with a righteous hand!
Be That ManOn the road to destination destiny, one can follow GPS, but which route will it take you? Will it take you the long way or the roads less traveled? When you become a follower there’s more trust put into whom or what you are following than you have within yourself. Following might get you to your destination, but if it had to be done all again would you know where to go? You might never reach your destination or it might take longer than expected, but stand on your own two feet and persist by any means because the only time will tell. Lead the way do not follow because there will come a time when you will be all that you have. The truth is that whenever one follows one also idolizes, and that is particularly dangerous because you are unprotected from being used, and becoming causality in the line of fire.
Look WithinDo not judge a book by its cover, a person by what’s on the outside or be blinded by shiny objects. Things are not always as they appear. A person might appear to have it all because they have some fancy material objects, but deep down inside they might also have a heart as cold as ice. By no means am I saying rich people are evil because there’s a lot that are not, but tangle with the best of them and believe they will run right over you in order to get what they want. On the other hand, another person might have next to nothing, but be willing to give you what little they do have. When looking for a friend it is vital to look through the eyes and into the heart of a person in order to see who you are actually looking at because the eyes will never lie. More times than none though, what’s on the outside of a person can tell you what’s on the inside.
Against LoveWhen you love another, you do not tell them exactly what they want to hear. Only let the truth come out your mouth. The truth may shock and at times even hurt, but sometimes people need to be grabbed and shook for a minute or two so they can get some sense! When you do not like what you are told, even when it is the truth do not go out and get a second opinion from someone who does not care. Enemies will turn you against the people in your life that you need most, people that speak of truth. Remember, the truth hurts, but it will always set you free!
Road SignsStop! Slow down! Make a U-turn! Signs come in all colors, shapes and sizes because they are meant for one thing, direction. Every day brings different signs with different directions. One might show that you are on the right track while another might be a warning that you are playing with fire. Many times you pass signs, some big and some small, but you will not see them by living day to day and never truly feeling alive. To feel alive be aware of the beautiful world around you. While you are speeding down life’s roads be conscience of your surrounding because the sign you pass up could be the one that saves your life.
Last WordsLife is short with many pot holes and a fork in the road at every stop. It is easy to get off track and hard to find a way back on, but far from impossible. Never think all is lost. Chances are you did not have much to begin with, and you cannot lose what you never had. Be strong, resilient and stand up for loved ones, because in the end, they will be the only ones by your side. Photo credit: Belongs to their respective owner.
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