Love Allows Us To Grow

I think it is safe to say that we all have at least one person in our lives who will call us out. Not necessarily in a mean and harmful way, but they know us and they know when we are not acting in a way that is us and when we need a good kick of a reminder to get us back on track.

Some people may find it annoying or even take it as being mean for calling out a friend when they act out of line.

To me...I call it an act of love from those who love me enough to want me to be the best version of myself.

When we love someone, we truly want what is best for them and we want them to become that person who God created them to be. The best version of themselves.

That does not come overnight and it most definitely does not come easy. Most importantly, it takes accountability.

Love does not meet someone where they are at and leaves them there. Love meets someone where they are at but then WALKS WITH THEM towards where they are supposed to be.

It's not a passive act, it's an active journey, an active growth. In order to grow, we need to be aware of what areas in our life need growth. Sometimes we don't always notice those on our own...and this is where the love of our friends come in.

Does that mean that we can put someone down for their mistakes? Absolutely not! If you know they are in a hole, don't start digging a bigger one underneath them. That is not an act of love.

Love affirms their dignity and encourages hope to get back up and move forward. It simply brings light to those areas where there still is a mess to be cleaned, and offers a helping hand. We are not meant to tackle struggles on our own.

My dear ladies, today I encourage you to reach out to that person in your life. The one who you know will hold you accountable for your actions. And no matter how hard it was to accept it in those moments...thank them for it. Thank them for loving you so much that they refused to let you stay in the hole you were in.

Walking Together, Sandra

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