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All my life I have been quiet, shy, and laid back especially when I was younger. I never knew how to stand up to people, say no, or speak up for myself. I let people run all over me, bully me, use me, and stomp on me. Well no more. I am tired of the drama and tired of the cliques. I am tired of standing back, and being quiet for the sake of trying to be nice. I am tired of letting people push me into things I don’t want to do. I am tired of worrying about what other people will think of me and tired of trying to please everyone.
Being a Christian does not mean, we have to let people walk all over us. The Bible does not say we cannot stand up for ourselves. I am not a weak person, I am a strong woman of God, and I need to walk that way. I need to live my life that way. The time has come to change. God has called us to walk boldly for Him. No more cowering in fear. We can make a difference if we step out in faith and let Him use us.
If you agree with me take the pledge:
I Pledge to…
Say NO to drama.
From now on, I will take stand. I will not let you put me down. I will not back down and I will not be afraid. I will live my life how I want to live it and not according to how you think I should live it. I will live my life according to God’s Word and not your word. I will do what I think is right for me and my family because I do not have to answer to you. I will no longer do things to make others happy, but I will do things that make me happy.
I will no longer listen to friends and people who are mean to me, rude to me, or treat me unkindly. Because if those people were my true friends they would not stomp on me, they would not treat me unkindly. They would love me for who I am, they would take me blemish or no, And if they saw something in my life that they felt was wrong or needed to be fixed, they would come to me in love, kindness and in gentleness and show help me and show me how to change. They would not judge me.
Gone is the fear because today I will say no. Because I am an adult. I am an adult who knows how to have self-control. I am an adult who knows when enough is enough. And I am Adult enough to say I am not going to let this bother me. Adult enough to say this does not need to go on anymore. I am going to love ME for who I am and who God created me to be. I am going to love the person that I am no matter what others may say or think of me. I will stand up and not back down for those that are also like me and I will defend those who do not have anyone defending them.
These does not mean I want to start fights. It does not mean I am being selfish. It does not mean I do not need to change things in my life that may need to be changed or fixed. It means I have to know who I am. I have to live my life free of other’s judgment and their view. I am not perfect in any way, but I am a beautiful work in progress. I will not be afraid, I will not back down, I will say no to drama.