We seem to be a growing society that relishes in the failures of someone else. It is almost as if we are obsessed and instantly satisfied to see someone completely defeated. And I am not referring to a competitive nature. I am talking about finding comfort, solace in the failure of others solely to make one self feel better, more significant, confident and happy. There is something gravely wrong and destructive with this type of mentality.
Amongst my family and closest friends, I always refer to our relationships as “Team Amy”. If you are not on “Team Amy” then you are not within my circle of trust (“Meet The Fockers” reference. I love that movie. LOL). Then you are not within my circle of love. You are not in my circle of joy, happiness, and sweet pleasure. I have felt the change in my personality, my physical and mental health and my spirit when I have someone with a negative, prideful and spiteful spirit around me. I’ve had to dissolve some friendships and even remove myself from certain family members because they were not on my team. Trust me when I say I am a happy and healthier Amy for it.
If you find yourself depressed all the time, check your team. If you’re always second guessing your God given capabilities because you have someone constantly telling you “why it’s not going to work out”, then check your team. If you have someone always reminding you of the no good person you used to be while you’re changing for the better now, check your team. If you have someone that’s always waiting, watching and gloating when they see someone else fail, don’t think you’re so special, they’ll probably do the same to you; check your team.
#TakeMyFoolishAdvice life is a gift from God and as long as sin exist it’s going to be tough whither you’re in this world by yourself or with a thousand people. You already have one devil to fight on a daily basis why comprise your team with more.
Surround yourself with positivity, people who love you and praise. I have been jamming to Marvin Sapp’s “Praise Him in Advance” all week. If you are trying to make some healthy and positive changes in your life then keep pushing, I’m on your team!