This has always been a tough one for me.
I’ve always been one to talk a big game about being selfless and loving others, but I was also always the first one to wave my middle finger out on the road.
It really wasn’t until I allowed Christ to be part of the equation that I could really even consider putting others in front of my needs, my wants, my ambition.
It was easy to guard my heart in the name of self-preservation. It only made sense to constantly defend myself because humility and kindness meant weakness to me. It meant setting yourself up just to get torn down.
But then I became tired of being so bitter. I wanted something more for myself. And I wanted something more for the people who came in contact with me.
I realize I’ve been given the chance to give love in such a way that it reworks the course of humanity and heals a slew of broken hearts. We all have. And that, for me, is more than enough reason to celebrate today and the opportunity it brings.
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