Wednesday Motivation: Stop Explaining Yourself

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Happy Wednesday! I wanted to add to the Wednesday motivation conversation. I just wanted to say these three words to you and to myself: Stop Explaining Yourself! As we continue to move forward while accomplishing our 2019 goals,  we must make sure we are not wasting our time on anything or anyone that is no longer worth it or does not line up with our new season. You can explain and give facts to some people who will be jealous, envious, insecure or even angry about the new you.  Stop explaining yourself. You must move forward with your race and run it.

There is no one else in the world who is equipped to run your race. You are the only person in the world with your gifts, talents and resources. There has never been another person like you. There is currently no one who is exactly like you. There will never be another person like you.  Instead of wasting your time explaining to people why we are so great, let’s run our races and display our greatness. When each of us runs our own race, we can encourage and help each other. I remember listening to the voices of people who told me what I would never become and to see where I am at now is amazing. I am thankful that I dismissed those voices and surrounded myself with authentic and loving people who speak life into me and my destiny. I also speak life into others and their destinies.

Stop explaining yourself and run your race. The energy used to explain yourself can be used to invest in long lasting and fruitful associations with life giving people. Sometimes we can become so focused on critics that we neglect the people, places and things that make our lives full and fruitful. Bill Gates was told that Microsoft was not a good idea. Uber was invented by friends who had trouble hailing a taxicab during a vacation. You are the answer and remedy to an issue in the world. You are never going to have a 100% approval rating. Run your race and stop explaining yourself. I will continue to apply this to my life. I am not explaining myself. I am going to run my race to the best of my ability with God’s guidance. Here is to all of us running our unique and life changing races.

Published by Ada Orie

I am a Nigerian-American Christian woman based in Baltimore who writes about Christianity, dating, food, friendships and more. My goal is to provide a free and safe place where people can express themselves while learning from one another. Thank you for checking out my blog. I look forward to learning from you.

5 thoughts on “Wednesday Motivation: Stop Explaining Yourself

  1. Amen! From a different perspective, I’m learning that I don’t need to explain to people why I’m making certain health and relational decisions. I’ve had too many people try to input well-meaning “advice” out of not knowing the full situation or their own fears, and it didn’t align with what was best for my healing. I’ve learned there’s power in being vulnerable with the right people who are supportive and loving. And sometimes you have to stop yourself from sharing or put up guardrails to those who speak without wisdom on a situation. I’ve had to accept that I don’t need another person’s approval when God is specifically directing me a certain path. Thank you for another great post.

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    1. Amber. I always appreciate your comments. I agree with you 100% and good for you. We have to value ourselves before the people around us can value us. I am so thankful for your insight which is always timely. Guardrails by Pastor Andy Stanley was so good. He did a sermon series on Guardrails and I just saw the devotional in You Version. I am so thankful for you. Thank you for an encouraging and honest comment.

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      1. Oh, wonderful! Yes, so funny you mentioned that. I saved it last week. I’m doing another meditation devotional on boundaries right now, but I will definitely check that one out. Thanks for the reply and suggestion!

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      2. You are welcome. I am going to start the Guardrails devotional soon and will do Boundaries as a refresher. I will give you an update about both devotionals. Thank you for your encouragement. God knew what he was doing by putting all of us in community together. It keeps us focused and stronger.

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