This past year, I have blogged consistently. During this time I have received numerous questions from people asking….
“What are you doing?”
“Why are you blogging?”
People have also questioned me about my content, my niche, and what I hope to accomplish. I don’t mind these questions at all. I answer them and I also direct them to a few post on my blog where I answer these very questions. However, at times I notice after explaining myself, some people still don’t understand.
What I have realized over this last year is that people will not always “get it.” They will not! Everyone will not understand my purpose, my plans, my goals, or what I am doing. And honestly, they don’t need to understand.
I remember some years ago when I was looking to buy a home, a family friend questioned my decision. He wondered if I knew the responsibilities of homeownership. He asked me a number of times….
“Are you certain about buying a house?”
“What happens if you lose your job and can’t pay your mortgage.”
Perhaps he was just looking out for me, but I knew that this was the direction I needed to go. If I would have listened to him and allowed his concerns to stop me, then I would not have purchased my house.
I recognize that the more we try to explain the meaning of our life, our decisions, and every move we are making and why, it can become a problem. Our actions can become clouded in the questions, reasonings, opinions, and beliefs that what we are doing is not the right path we should take. This can and will be harmful to us. It will stop us from moving forward.
And in no way am I saying, don’t take the counsel of others. Not at all! Both positive and negative feedback is great and can help us. We should embrace the loving advice of others. However, we need to weed out those comments or concerns that can cause doubt in us, from people who will never understand. If we don’t, it will be a barrier, blocking us from moving toward our goals.
So, do what I’ve learned to do, which is to STOP!
Yes, stop trying to make people understand the purpose and plan God has for you. Instead, move forward, doing what you know and believe God called you to do.