Let’s work on becoming our best selves before trying to change everyone else. Know what I’m saying? 🙂
Promptings For Me
Have you ever read an article, listened to a podcast, read or book, or heard something so good you had to tell someone?
This probably happens to me at least once a day. Haha
I read or listen to something and I think, “this could probably help so and so with this problem. Or, this person really needs to work on this. Or, maybe this will help the person I am thinking of to change, because of this…. Or, maybe, I just think it’s great enough content to share.”
I was reading through an article today and someone close to me in my life popped in my head while reading it.
I thought, “I need to share this with this one person because they have been struggling with what the article was talking about. Perhaps it would help them.”
It was a great article. I felt so much love from it and I also felt like it was something that I would be happy to work on.
You Be The Change
When I was deciding to share it to this one person, I could feel the spirit impress upon me, “are you sharing this hoping that it would change them?”
I reflected on that prompting, thinking, that I might be sending it to them hoping they would want to change some of their habits and thoughts to follow the words in the article.
I love sharing great content. The content is so great! My intentions were probably not the greatest.
But, my reasoning behind sharing it wouldn’t have been very selfless. I would slightly be sending it hoping that the person reading it would feel bad and want to correct some of the things I “believe” are wrong.
I sound so horrible, right??
I know that sometimes we can do that. We want to send an article to a friend or family member that could be struggling with something. And when we come across something similar to what they are experiencing, we immediately overload them with things we “think” will change them or help them.
Sometimes that can help. Sometimes it doesn’t.
I have been the recipient of some life changing articles from some of my closest friends and family and I am so grateful.
Our Intentions To Share
The difference of sharing something to someone is our intentions behind it.
I don’t intend to send things to people hoping they would look inward and want to make a dramatic change.
Most of the time I want to share something because how it impacted my thoughts and heart.
I want to share something that fills my thoughts with love and give that to someone else. That’s what I plan to do most of the time.
Great Example of Sharing With Good Intentions
A few years back, my friend and I were on a phone call. We were catching up on our lives. We talked about our kids, our goals, what’s happening in our lives now. I started to talk about how I was really trying to better myself and immerse myself in many self help books and articles.
She was like, “Oh Bri, I know that you have always been into that kind of thing. I have found a great woman that is wonderful with helping others live the life they want to. Her name is Jody Moore. She has changed my life.”
When my friend shared that with me, she did so without thinking of what it could do to change ME but how it changed her. She shared the progress she made from this life coach she came across.
When she shared that with me, I did some research and now I am a part of this particular coaches program. It’s amazing. This coach has changed my life as well.
What I loved so much about my friend and the work of Jody Moore is that they are so happy to share things in their lives that are growing and building them up. They are working on building themselves up for….themselves!
The main work to do is to not need to change others to think like you. Allow others to be who they want to be. Go ahead and share what you want to share because you are sharing it with the best intentions!
All of these memories and thoughts came up while reading this article. It was also helpful to adhere to that prompting.
The article I read was for me. It was to help me! When I thought of the person I wanted to share it with hoping it would help them realize their mistakes, I knew the prompting was guiding me to think a little kinder and have a little more compassion.
I know some people can think of me when they read an article and think, “Bri, definitely needs to work on this or read this because she is lacking in this area.” Which, I totally am. I know I have got plenty to work on. 🙂
Progress To Be The Best You!
But I want to be the one to work on that. I also want to give each individual and people I care about the same space to work on what they want to work on.
I want to share all the amazing articles I come across. My desire is to share them with the best intentions and love. If it’s not for them, it’s not for them.
But it benefited me in some way and that’s the beauty of it.
We all learn and grow differently.
I am grateful to know that spiritual promptings to me ARE for me.
As well as some articles are FOR ME. Some are not for everyone.
Great life lesson for me today. Also, a great prompting to remind me that we are all human trying to do our best in the world. I hope to have more compassion, love, and understanding for ALL of God’s children.
26. But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.