Familiarity breeds contempt. Being “friendly or outgoing” doesn’t mean you should be a doormat.
You won’t be loved by everybody. Many will pretend around you. Some will genuinely love you and be there for you no matter what. Others will vanish at the drop of a hat.
“Frenemies” (friendly foes) exist. “Everyone is the friend of one who gives gifts” (Proverbs 19:6).
Whichever situation you encounter, just be yourself [nice but wise] AND keep your self-respect.
You give some people an inch, they take a mile.
What you need to do right now is to identify people in your life who constantly abuse your assistance.
Some even think they have the right to treat you badly. A doormat is for stepping on and wiping dirty feet. You certainly aren’t one! It’s good to help but God has given us sanctified common sense. Use it and be wise!
PS. Pay attention to the words on the image above.
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Belinda is a Global Privacy and Cybersecurity Consultant, Corporate Trainer, Writer, and International Speaker with a unique blend of law and technology expertise. In addition, she is a digital entrepreneur, ordained pastor, mentor to women ready to impact their generation. She is the host of Destiny Chats podcast and lives in New York with her family. For consultation , click here
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