Protect What Is Yours
There are a couple of things that you have got to protect above all. First of all, you have got to protect your peace. I am sure that a lot of you were thinking, "Of course, Trent. You always say that." Well, you are right. I do say it a lot because it is so important. You have got to protect your peace. Now that is definitely going to look very different for a lot of us. There is no one way to do it.
The problem is that there are so many distractions in our life that a lot of us can't even hear our own soul trying to speak to us. We become so preoccupied with how many followers we have, or how much money we have, or who is texting us, or why someone isn't texting us that we lose all sight of what is best for us. It is in peace that our soul should tell us what is best. That is when you can feel what is right and you can very easily do the right thing because it is clear to you. When you are distracted your brain becomes foggy, you lose your peace, and you forget what to do. It's like what is best has gone out the window. You start to get distracted, a lot of us get panicked, and we switch onto survival mode. We start to lose who we are because we are living off of the constant stream of Instagram or Facebook. We are living off of the next little hit that we can get from our phones, or from what our friends are saying about us.
To protect your peace you need to start doing the things that slow you down. Start spending more time outside in nature. This is one of the best ways to protect your peace. Spend time away from your phone. Be intentional about that kind of stuff. When was the last time you stopped allowing the drama to create so much noise in your life? When was the last time you spent time praying? When was the last time you spent time meditating? Some of you guys have become victims of other people's expectations for you.
It is not your job to be who someone else wants you to be. You have to start refusing to lose who you are to please other people. People are going to expect you to be and act a certain way, but it is important that you be whoever it is best for you to be. You need to be who your soul tells you you are. Start reflecting on the internal things to find out who you are supposed to be and stop listening to all of the external voices that are trying to tell you who you have to be. Find your peace, watch out for all the distractions that will keep you from it, and start protecting what is yours.
It all starts with you.