Stop Chasing People
So many of us spend our entire life trying to chase people. This is straight from the heart so I need you to throw your sensitive self to the side. I’m talking to myself right now too, I’ve been a people pleaser in the past too. But today is the day that you have to make a decision. A decision that is going to change your life forever.
How many things in your life are you carrying that aren’t yours to carry? How many things in your life are you complaining about that you have the power to change? When I say stop chasing people, maybe what you’re chasing is the past version of yourself that is expired. Maybe what you’re chasing is something that doesn’t belong to you. Maybe it's validations from your co-workers or validation from your boss. Maybe it’s acceptance from society. Maybe you are chasing love from someone who doesn’t love you and I don’t exclusively mean romantic relationships, this could mean your friendships too.
A lot of us, what we do is we sit here and try to make a person become who they don’t want to become. Some of us are chasing potential! Some of you are chasing what it could be and not what it is! Then you blame God, “God Why are you letting me down!” And God just sit’s back and says “im protecting you, my son.” “Im protecting you, my daughter. Because what you want might be the exact thing that destroyed your life.”
Don’t chase the wrong things, that’s why you are tired. I look back on my most exhausting phases of my life and it was because I was chasing the wrong things. Chasing people from my past and trying to prove to them that I had changed. I was trying to provide so much perfect in my life to people who were committed to seeing my imperfections. I was trying to fit into a space that my life was too big for. I was shrinking myself to fit into somewhere I wasn’t meant to be, and I wondered why I felt like I lost myself.
I want to tell you this my friend- if you keep chasing the things that aren't meant for you, you are going to be exhausted. I want you to have peace. Protect your peace and focus on it. When you do this, the right things and the right people will find you. When I gave up on trying to please former self and please the people around me, I freed up time and mental energy for my purpose to find me. I hope you are sick and tired of being sick and tired. It’s hard to feel loved when you are chasing after the things that don’t love you. It’s hard to feel support, when you are chasing after the things that don’t support you. It’s hard to feel appreciation, when you are chasing after the things that don’t appreciate you.
You got this.
It all starts with you.