They say the least words say the most especially when chosen carefully. And whether we accept it or not, how people perceive us is important particularly if we are concerned about whatever message we are transmitting to others by the way we live. We can live a well-defined life when only we personally have a clear definition of our lives and do our best to live it out each day.
What does your life say about you? What stands out when someone meets you for the first time and after they have spent some time with you? Does it shout, “Narcissistic, self-absorbed, allergic to humility?” or say, “Simple-minded, hopeful and diligent,” or whisper “Insecure, chronic trust and commitment issues?”
Our self-perception like a mirror, tells others what we think of ourselves and as such, how they should treat us. So if you reek of no self-respect, you should not be offended if someone treats you just a notch worse of how you treat yourself because you have given him the go-ahead to do so. And if your aura is that of respect, steadfastness in faith and diligence, the people around you will reciprocate respect towards you and admire you for your unshaking stance in your faith and perseverance.
It is appalling to see people in this time and age demeaning themselves-when they have been bought at a precious price just to be noticed by vain people whose brains have been programmed to only “seek, abuse and ditch.” It is about time we gave ourselves time to think of what we are made of, in whose image we were created and what we are making of our lives (or what is left of it).
Describe yourself in six words-what does it say? Does it spell out what you were born to do or propagate the fact you are running around in circles, trying out every prescription the world has to offer and yet coming out with nothing? When you know what you are about, then your life will mean something to you and every effort you may be investing in yourself will be worthwhile. Mine is “Saved by Grace; Commissioned to Serve.” What’s yours?