Noise

This is for anyone who’s ever made a decision…and then heard nothing but NOISE.

I am here to tell you that if you ever stand firm in your convictions, if you ever make a decision based on your morals, standards and faith…then noise is exactly what you’ll hear.

The bad part is that you’ll hear the most noise from the people closest to you.  They will have advice about every aspect of your decision.  They’ll tell you what you should do/should have done/couldn’t do/can’t do/shouldn’t think about….

They’ll ask you: how could you?/why did you?/how dare you?/why didn’t you?/why wouldn’t you?/shouldn’t you have…?

And then they’ll tell you: well I can’t/I don’t see how/that doesn’t make sense/I don’t understand/I’m not going to support that….

Noise.  All of it.

Now…don’t get me wrong.  The people close to you whispering in your ear may have nothing but good intentions for you.  And they may not.  Those closest to you know your strengths and your weaknesses.  They KNOW what to whisper in your ear…depending on what they want from you.

So my advise is: Make your decisions based on your faith and self-awareness.  Then step back.  Stop.  Listen.  Absorb what makes sense to you.  And then completely and wholeheartedly discard the rest for what it is: NOISE.  Let it go, and stand firm in your convictions.  This is important because if you’re not careful, listening to the noise can make you forget who you really are.  At best, the people feeding you noise meant no harm.  At worst, you forgetting who you are, or more precisely: you becoming who THEY see you to be instead of who you really are, was exactly the point of all that noise.

Remember: people either see you or they don’t.  If they can see you…I mean REALLY see you, then honor them and heed what they say, even if you ultimately don’t agree or implement their suggestions.

But if they stand close to you, and still can’t see who you are, then how can they ever give you anything other than noise camouflaged as “good advice?”

Tune in to your faith…and tune out the noise.  Your purpose awaits you.

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