I absolutely loved this when I read it in an email and figured it was something that needed to be shared! Now, if I could only learn to live by this...
'Everyone Can't Sit On Your Front Row'
Everyone can't sit on your front row. Life is a theatre, so invite your audience carefully. Not everyone is spiritually or emotionally healthy enough to have a front row seat in our lives. There are some people in your life what are best loved from a distance. It's amazing what you can accomplish when you let go, OR at least, minimize your time with draining, negative, incompatible, pointness relationships, friendships. and fellowships.
Consider your current relationships:
Pay attention to who lifts and who leans.
Who encourages and who discourages?
Who is on the path of growth and who is going down fast?
When you leave certain people, do you feel better or feel worse?
Who always has drama?
There more you seek God and Godly things, the more you seek quality. The more you seek not just the hand of God but the face of God, the more you seek things honorable. The more you seek growth, peace of mind, love and truth around you, the easier it will become for you to decide who gets to sit in the FRONT ROW and who should be moved to the BALCONY of your life.
You cannot change the people around you, BUT you can change the people YOU are around!
Ask God for wisdom and discernment and use these gifts to choose the people who sit in the front row of your life.
Let your haters be your motivators BUT let them do it from afar.