Loving the skin I’m in.
Loving the woman I am and the woman I’m becoming.
Not giving a flip for the people who don’t get me. They aren’t my people—
Avoiding the ones who tell lies about me.
Ignoring the people who draw conclusions about who they think I am, instead of getting to know me.
Limiting the time I spend with individuals who are inconsistent.
Watching how some people say one thing, and their actions don’t match up.
Paying attention to who people really are, not the carefully crafted facade they present.
Taking note of what people actually think about me. They always reveal it, in word and deed.
Being transparent and my most authentic self is all I can do.
If it’s not accepted,
if it’s not appreciated,
it’s not meant for these people to be in my circle, or in my life.
So I release them, mentally at first, sometimes physically if need be.
I have to protect my energy and my well being at all costs. I am walking boldly and confidently in my purpose. And if I walk it alone, until the right people come into my life, then so be it.
Because here’s the thing—
I know that God works everything for my good, and He has good, good plans for me, full of hope for my future.
And if all I have is Jesus on my side, then I have everything that I need. . Are you loving the skin you’re in?