Choosing Your People
By: Karen
January 17, 2016

Front rowIt is a bright moment in a person’s life when the realization comes that there are choices in relationships and the form, substance and significance of those relationships. We all have the ability and right to decide who is front and center in our lives. One of my favorite poems offers insight and encouragement into choosing our people and the seat we allow them to occupy.

I would like to thank the poet for sharing this beautiful insight. Unfortunately my quest to find the author’s name has been unsuccessful. He or she remains unknown.

You may choose to broaden the reference to God to include Truth, Love, or Universe. Embrace your personal spirituality as you read and the words will come alive.

“Everyone Can’t Be in Your Front Row”

Life is a theater so invite your audiences carefully. Not everyone is holy enough and healthy enough to have a FRONT ROW seat in our lives.

There are some people in your life that need to be loved from a distance.

It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you let go, or at least minimize your time with draining, negative, incompatible, not-going-anywhere relationships, friendships, fellowships and family!

Everyone Can’t be in Your FRONT ROW.

Observe the relationships around you. Pay attention to: Which ones lift and which ones lean?

Which ones encourage and which ones discourage?

Which ones are on a path of growth uphill and which ones are just going downhill?

When you leave certain people, do you feel better or feel worse?

Which ones always have drama or don’t really understand, know and appreciate you and the gift that lies within you?

Everyone Can’t be in Your FRONT ROW.

The more you seek God and the things of God, the more you seek quality, the more you seek not just the hand of God but the face of God, the more you seek things honorable, the more you seek growth, peace of mind, love and truth around you, the easier it will become for you to decide who gets to sit in the FRONT ROW and who should be moved to the balcony of your life.

Everyone Can’t be in Your FRONT ROW.

You cannot change the people around you…but you can change the people you are around!

Ask God for wisdom and discernment and choose wisely the people who sit in the FRONT ROW of your life.

Remember that FRONT ROW seats are for special and deserving people and those who sit in your FRONT ROW should be chosen carefully.

Everyone Can’t be in Your FRONT ROW

Author: Unknown

I continue to thank God for allowing me the honor of following my dream.