Please Understand Me

We want desperately to be understood. But if we put that power in the hands of strangers who may or may not care about us, who may or may not have our best interest at heart, we will waste time trying to please people who are not playing a significant role in our lives.

We are giving people who don’t know us very well too much influence over our lives--control they haven’t earned or deserve. How much better to find solace in those who truly love us--people we can trust who want to bring good into our lives because they have spent time getting to know who we are... and who we are becoming.

Stephen Goforth