Be loyal. To your family and friends, to your job(s), to God. Absolutely make loyalty your mission, but don’t forget the person in the mirror. It’s easy to forget yourself in most things, but especially in this.
I challenge you to take a picture of yourself right now. Do you have it? Good. Who do you see in that picture?
Now, take a minute…how do you wish the woman/man in the photo were different? I’m not talking about physical appearance here. What qualities, what characteristics do you wish to develop in yourself? What do you want to be known for? Remembered for? Do you have them in mind? Find an app to write them on your picture with. (I used WordSwag.)
Now, go find this post on my Facebook page.
Now, share your picture with me in the comments.
Then, if you will, share that post with your friends so they can participate as well.
Keep that picture where you can easily access it. Keep her/him in mind when you are walking through your days. Remember that photo when you are reacting to situations. It might not come quickly, but sooner than you think you will think of those qualities you are trying to cultivate in yourself before you react, before you say the unkind words, before you look to the world to tell you who you are.
I will leave you with my life verse:
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” –Jeremiah 29:11
God has you. He has a plan and a purpose just for you.
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