Get Over It! Everyone Will Not Understand Your Purpose and Plan

Get Over It! Everyone Will Not Understand Your Purpose and Plan - - -
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This past year, I have blogged consistently.  During this time I have received numerous questions from people asking….

“What are you doing?”

“Why are you blogging?”

People have also questioned me about my content, my niche, and what I hope to accomplish. I don’t mind these questions at all.  I answer them and I also direct them to a few post on my blog where I answer these very questions. However, at times I notice after explaining myself, some people still don’t understand.

What I have realized over this last year is that people will not always “get it.” They will not! Everyone will not understand my purpose, my plans, my goals, or what I am doing. And honestly, they don’t need to understand.

I remember some years ago when I was looking to buy a home, a family friend questioned my decision. He wondered if I knew the responsibilities of homeownership. He asked me a number of times….

“Are you certain about buying a house?”

“What happens if you lose your job and can’t pay your mortgage.”

Perhaps he was just looking out for me, but I knew that this was the direction I needed to go. If I would have listened to him and allowed his concerns to stop me, then I would not have purchased my house.

I recognize that the more we try to explain the meaning of our life, our decisions, and every move we are making and why, it can become a problem. Our actions can become clouded in the questions, reasonings, opinions, and beliefs that what we are doing is not the right path we should take. This can and will be harmful to us.  It will stop us from moving forward.

And in no way am I saying, don’t take the counsel of others. Not at all! Both positive and negative feedback is great and can help us. We should embrace the loving advice of others. However, we need to weed out those comments or concerns that can cause doubt in us, from people who will never understand. If we don’t, it will be a barrier, blocking us from moving toward our goals.

So, do what I’ve learned to do, which is to STOP!

Yes, stop trying to make people understand the purpose and plan God has for you. Instead, move forward, doing what you know and believe God called you to do. - -


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  1. 1

    I’m very selective with whom I share my goals or dreams. Also I have no problem telling people to MYOB. I really don’t like unsolicited advice.
    Men often think of women as kids in need of guidance. I will listen politely then go ahead and do what I intended to do in the first place.
    You research your options then make the best decision for you.

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    Oh my! Another Charlene!!!! YAY!!! I love your signature…. 🙂
    This article reminds me of Nehemiah… I was a young christian when I first studied the book and my mentor pointed out that the enemy’s strategies don’t change. He still sends people to say to us “Really? Do you really think you can…….?!!!?”
    Go girl go!!

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    June "JD" Wilson

    I can relate to this. I find people have the hardest time understanding when it is something unorthodox or “different” from the status quo that I’m doing. Maybe they also have a hard time relating to something they personally would never want to do or are interested in. I don’t really get a lot of unsolicited advice, but when I do, I apply the old saying: “Chew the meat and spit out the bones!”

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