Are you waiting for applause?

Sit down and have a cup of coffee with me and let’s talk about something important.

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I see you stepping up your game, making massive life changes, gettin Jesus, starting a business, going for more education, speaking up and sharing your wisdom, mentoring, worshiping, leading, reaching out to others, etc. I see you and I applaud you! I see you using this platform to minister and bless others, to educate and encourage them. I see you. And I’m soooo proud of you! But let me share a dirty little secret with you about what you ARE experiencing or WILL experience if you continue on this beautiful path.

Not everyone is going to applaud you.
Not everyone is going to be proud of you.
Not everyone is going to encourage you.
Not everyone is going to promote you.
Not everyone is going support you.

In fact, some of the ugliest things will start rising to the surface on this journey and I want you to be prepared. I want you to know that it’s normal and that you’re still on the right path. You’re still doing the right thing. Don’t stop!

Why does this happen you ask?

There are people who have a vested interest in you staying the same. They’re used to you being a certain way and it’s comfortable for them. See they think they’re as smart or smarter than you, wiser, more savvy, etc and when you move ahead that is like a mirror on their life. They stop measuring up because you’ve advanced past them in some areas. That’s painful and uncomfortable. And it has nothing to do with you, it’s them and their reaction to your growth.

This. Is. Normal.

Do NOT stop growing and pushing forward!

Stop seeking and craving their applause. It’s just not going to happen. Look around at those who have been applauding you all this time and know that those people will have your back no matter how uncomfortable your growth makes them because they truly care about you and your growth AND what you have to bring to this earth in the form of your gift.

You were put here on earth with a special gift inside that will make this world and better place for you being here. You were sent to impact a certain number of people before you die. Your enemy knows that and he’s been doing his best to stop that from happening since you were born.

So you finally got started in the direction of fulfilling your potential and you realized not everyone is clapping for you. You’re confused…..I thought growth was a good thing you say…..why aren’t they happy about it you ask? And that is why I created this post.

If you’re asking yourself these questions you’re probably on the right path towards fulfilling your potential. It’s not easy, it’s not lined with cheerleaders, it’s not glamorous or even fun. You will feel confused and cry a lot of tears. It’s a lot like giving birth. Oh the range of emotions you go thru with the last emotion before deliverance being that of giving up.

Don’t give up! You ARE doing a good thing! There are people who want to see you succeed! There are people who will cheer for you!

And I’m one of them.

If you need a cheerleader drop a comment or send me a message. There is very few things I like more than encouraging someone to keep moving forward, to give them some of my energy and belief in them. And there are other people that will read this that would be happy to help you as well. Let’s use this platform for the good!

XO,
Misty