R- Respect. Demand to be Respected. Don’t let people walk all over you because your trying to be nice. There’s a different between being nice and being foolish. If they’ve shown they don’t respect you, move on. Stop trying to explain to disrespectful people how they should be treating you. They know, they are just choosing not to show you the respect you deserve. So moving forward you don’t need that in your circle.

E- Expectations. Stop Expecting people to do and be something they are not. Just because you expect people to treat you well doesn’t mean they will. You expect that someone you care about would apologize when they’ve hurt you, but expectations can set you up for failures. Learn to separate expectations and reality.

S- Standards. Have Standards, and that goes for anyone, any type of relationships. If you don’t want to deal with people who constantly talk behind your back, talk down about you, never wanna help you, don’t build you up, don’t stick up for you when necessary and dont benefit your life in any way, Dont! Its doesnt matter if their family either. They got to go! I’m not saying be mean, I’m saying know your worth.

P- Presentation. If people Present themselves as fake, believe what you seeing. If they’ve show you they ain’t no good, stop having faith in bad people to do right. Actions always speak louder than words. Observe how people present their true selves. Don’t get hurt because you chose to wear blinders.

E- Effort. If you put forth an Effort to call, text and check on others but they don’t do it for you, pay attention. Its doesn’t have to be 50/50 but 90/10 is not acceptable. Stop making an effort to run yourself in the ground trying to worry about people who are not worried about you.

C- Commitment. Stop Committing yourself to those who would not make those same commitments to you. You’ll find yourself always upset and stating how you continue to do for people what they wouldn’t think to do for you in return. That’s letting people borrow money, baby-sitting their children, giving them rides, being a good listener, etc.

T- Time. Stop trying to delay when someone’s Time is up in your life. Everyone is not meant to go into the next chapter with you and thats okay. If they’ve served their purpose in your life, when its time to let them go, let them go.

God’s Plan

I currently don’t feel completely satisfied with my life. The only thing that I want right now but I currently lack is my Purpose. Purpose definition reads: the reason for which something is done or created. I find myself asking that question often, “Why was I created”.

I’ve prayed about this more times than I can remember. I find myself sometimes even pleading, “Lord please reveal to me why you created me, I want to know what my purpose is, and I want to step into the role you intended for me to be in”. I believe that in good time I will get the answer I’m seeking but it leaves me everyday still wondering about it. I really wanna know. I’ve been told that when it’s my time I will be informed, but sometimes I get impatient. Patience is hard to have when you want something so bad.

Many times I’m able to calm myself from being anxious about my destiny. I know deep down that I was created for a reason. Jeremiah 29:11 reads “For I know the plans I have for you” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope”. I can say that that scripture brings me great joy about the future that God has promised to me. I’m delighted knowing that He already has a plan intended just for me. He knew even before I was created why he placed me in my mother womb. I cannot wait to start fulfilling the plan the Lord has for my life. I want nothing more right now in life than to be the woman God intended for me to be. 

I plan to continue praying about my current desires for my life. I will continue to seek the answer I hope soon to be revealed to me. I love to serve the Lord. Serving Him is my main focus in life.