by Stefany J. Jones on Thursday, July 13, 2020, at 11:44 pm

It’s been a minute since I’ve posted, and primarily that is because life for me has been EXTREMELY hectic. There’s been so much going on mentally, spiritually, physically, emotionally, and financially that I have had to just MAINTAIN. It’s incredible how that sometimes when things happen of great magnitude, that it all seems to happen at once or slightly back to back.

I realized coming out of the challenges from the past couple of weeks, that invariably of consideration is that the events are nothing more than part of the continuum, to the past several months and last couple of years even.

My faith has been tested, my loyalty and devotion to heartfelt beliefs have been shaken (not stirred), and the revealing of the not so honest nor not so charming parts of who other people are in my life had its greatest upset.

However, I believe that every relationship we experience in life is of measure because it comes to learning, teaching, an experience to improve who we are and how we interact with others. I believe that when we have a sincere heart and a right spirit with others, then the only thing that needs to be called into question is when are THEY going to get it? Well, some will GET IT sooner rather than later, others later rather than sooner, and still, there will be a handful that may never get it.

Last week I had the misfortune of experiencing a repercussion from someone who I thought was genuine who turned out to be a fraud. Now I will have you to know that even in his “lying” about me and on me was not only just to other people but also himself… that even in his profession of sorrow and apology there was a lackluster of good measure…. Once again, shortly after the “out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks,” the pure vibration of his action spoke volumes.

I learned a very POWERFUL lesson as I reflected on every THING that happened, and every WORD spoke and exchanged. No matter how much hopefulness we have in other people, we must learn not to put our FAITH in OTHER PEOPLE for that is faith displaced. We must not keep expecting others to treat us the way we process them, or even see us the way we see them. Instead, we must learn to accept, and I mean, WHOLEHEARTEDLY accept others for who they are, where they are, and what they are working with.

Now don’t get me wrong – there is always a level of PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY when things go awry. Most often, my level of accountability extends far-reaching proportions when I’ve failed to acknowledge my inner voice and heed its instruction. I am told when to bail and time and time again, I always find a reason to justify and rationalize why I should not… almost always a lower vibration of self, ego, pride, or feeding an unresolved need.

Either way, the beauty in the scope of all of this is that we are judged by HOW WE REACT to the way others treat us. A soft answer will always turn away wrath, love will still cover a multitude of sins, and blessed are the peacemakers, the pure at heart, and those who love their neighbors as themselves.

I walk in love, and that agape love requires that I also walk in constant forgiveness… for you could never actually have and profess one without living upon the other!