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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Something to Think About

I saw this today on Pinterest and it really resonated with me.




I struggle with the feeling that people, especially some of those who are supposed to be closest to me, using me only when they need something. In fact, it is probably one of my biggest worries/anxieties. I know that by nature, I am a very nurturing, motherly figure. And I am pretty bossy. I don't mind to take charge of a situation. I can say that with my background, I am an empathetic listener. I have training in how to react to situations. So I understand why in some ways.

However, I would like to have relationships with people that didn't always revolve around a need. I get tire of looking down at my phone and the only time a number or text appears is because that person wants something from me. Maybe I just need to practice saying "no" or not answering. But then I would be deemed hateful, rude or spiteful.

Suggestions??

Oh - for those of you who were worried - today I did have a great day in court with a wonderful, sweet client. She was SO empowered afterwards. It was enough to remind me for a good while why I am here. I am so thankful that, when I was up at 4am this morning worrying and praying, God heard my voice and gave me that little push I needed.

Until next time,


Claire

3 comments:

  1. Ah Claire, you know you truly are amazing. I know we werent close in school or anything but you have become such an amazing woman. I am so glad that you have chosen your career path because God can work through you and use you. I am sure people have told you that you are a newbie and you will get tough skin but I dont for one second think you will ever lose sight of why you are where you are now. This is going to be an amazing year for you and Justin, just wait and see my dear. Oh and there are people out there that just want "friendship" and not a "friendship when I need you" type of relationship. :) ((hugs))

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    1. You are too sweet! I hope that every day I am sharing the word of God somehow. And I appreciate your support and kindness :-) I'm glad you are my friend!

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