There are some things in this life that simply aren’t worth the investment. And there is nothing wrong with realizing that.
Often times people in this world will superimpose their beliefs onto you in a state of insecurity. Invest in stock X, buy car Y, hang out with these people and have those goals. All too often the price is one you were never meant to pay.
I’m sitting in this coffee shop while I’m reading a book, and im discovering myself. I’m discovering what I was meant for, and even who I am and what I like. Everyone is lied to every single day. People are told what to wear, say, and think, in a way that is socially acceptable and proper to some unknown group of people. People abuse drugs and alcohol looking for something in themselves that isn’t what they are currently, something that can only exist in a quiet place of serenity. Something that exists only when the white noise of this busy (not productive) world is placed on mute, if only for a brief moment.
I have learned more about myself in one week with the Lord than I ever did in my four years before with Him, because I’m finally taking the time to listen to what He has to say, instead of what these people who walk around broken hearted with megaphones are trying to tell me is the truth, yelling louder to try to make it sink in farther to them.
Stop listening to other people and start listening to the still small voice inside. When you stop talking, you might find you’ll start listening.