Staying in My Lane

At this age, we all should have an idea of what is appropriate and what is not appropriate to do to someone else.  Everyone should have a moral compass that alerts you when you need to back up and give someone 50 feet, at least. Geesh.If your moral compass isn’t working, you can always opt to stay in your own lane and focus on yourself.If you are a driver or have at least taken a driving test, you will notice there are solid white lines or double yellow lines that you shouldn’t cross when driving. If you veer out of your lane while driving, then you have the possibility of colliding with another vehicle. And no one wants the issue and responsibility of an at-fault accident.How can you avoid this from happening? I’m glad you asked. You can stay in your lane and do what brings you joy and peace. Often times, we do things for other people and then we are often left empty. I’ve learned one of the most important relationships I can have is with myself.

A critical question I ask myself before I embark on a new task is, “Does this bring me joy or is this something I really want to do?”

  If it isn’t, then I probably will opt not to do it. #optout

No shade or hate loss. I realize when I am being intentional about time, pursuing my purpose and doing things that bring me joy, I have little to no time to worry about someone else.This doesn’t mean I don’t care about others, because I do. However, I can’t engulf myself in someone else’s situation and not have the energy to run my own race.

I believe the saying goes, “Sweep around your own front door before you try and sweep around mine.”

So, if you see me walking around looking like I am on a mission, just know I am being purposeful with the finite time I have on this earth to do his will for my life, and I am staying in my own lane.

 “… and to make it your ambition to live quietly and peacefully, and to mind your own affairs and work with your hands, just as we directed you…”

1 Thessalonians 4:11 AMP