This guy was visiting me at my home. We’d been conversing for a while and we were having a pretty good time hanging out. Things took quite a turn though. When he was leaving, he saw a car pulling up at my apartment complex and refused to leave until the person was gone.
I was stunned.
Of course, I analyzed his actions. Was it just because he is a private person and didn’t want people in his business? Or was it because he was hiding something?
Turns out it was the latter.
I said that to say, when a person shows you who they are, believe them. In my eyes he’s shown me that I can’t trust him so why should I invest my time and energy into pursing anything more? As I always say, actions speak louder than words.
Not only can I apply this to personal relationships, but also to jobs and other facets of life. I’ve held a couple of high positions where the higher-ups and supervisors were self-seeking, manipulative and controlling and those positions landed me in a place of darkness. But once I started believing them for who they were, the light began to shine. I was able to to respond better because I knew the intentions of who I was dealing with.
Don’t ever disregard a persons actions and consider “giving them the benefit of the doubt.” That is your enlightenment. That’s your weapon. I’m not saying don’t forgive, I’m saying be on guard. Everything and everyone is not for you!
Keep pressing and believe.