Almost everywhere I look I see people who are immensely suppressed and experience tremendous suffering, mainly because they conform to those around them just so that they can feel liked and accepted, afraid that embracing and honestly expressing their individuality might lead them to social ostracism. Their life is a slow torture, and with every step they take they feel the burden of conformity growing heavier and heavier on their shoulders. They sacrifice themselves just so they can please others, unaware that they are committing a type of psychological suicide.
Are you living the way you want to live OR the way others want you to live?
I ask myself this question everyday, many times a day. Most of the time the answer is No, I’m not living the way I desire most to live. If I had my druthers, I’d be living in a convent but reaching out to the community and still doing to the work of Yeshua as expressed in Matthew 25:31-40. I won’t continue living so others can make themselves dependent upon me…
When the day comes that I cannot reach out and help others, as it has recently then it’s time to make major change in my life. I’m able to help financially, but financial needs are one tiny aspect of what other’s need. Many believe that need to be self-sufficient, independent but Yeshua never intended for us to live life alone, without Him. He wants us to be Interpedently, in relationship with Him, interacting with Him, not trying to please others or ‘self’.
So what are you waiting for?
Think for yourself.
Tear off your masks.
Live your life.