Perception is faulty…definitely unreal

This one word has been the center focus of my life for the past few weeks. The word is relative (ha.. Donnie I used that word outside of grad school lol!!) Reality on the other hand is truth.

My ideals and my beliefs stem from my personal upbringing and experiences. If we could all realize this… well the word would still need more help, but this could solve a lot of issues.

I’ve always been INFJ on the personality scale. According to those readings, it’s what makes me a good educator. I think it has to do with my perception of life. I’ve experienced everything from prejudice because of my skin color to racism also due to my skin. I experienced macroaggressions, and I’ve also experienced the microaggressions that are not much better.

I grew up in an environment that is similar to the kids that I typically teach. I travel and observe so much that I realize that my life and my perception can never be the same for others. Last week proved this and it also proved to me that we as a people can never grow because we cannot realize the difference between perception and reality. I laugh because my pastor said be prepared for so many great changes yesterday. He actually preached on the topic of perception and gave us many Biblical Scriptures that i related to so much in his sermon. It touched me so much, I joined the church yesterday….it felt right. So many things feel right, but…

Nothing is by coincidence. My experiences have created me to be even more objective, which has shown me just how ignorant people can be. My experiences have also shown me that another persons perception of what I do is just that…. and it’s none of my business.

The emails ten years later and those texts from ten years later over the last week has shown me that Q4 of 2019 is going to be great! I’ve grown, I’ve matured. I experienced the growth and faith of Job, I’ve experienced the patience of Habakkuk, and now He promises me that I will benefit like Ruth.

Today, I challenge you to write down you Q4 goals if you have not. Compliment yourself for the accomplishments you have made over the year. And if you have failed at anything, take a moment to look at the good.

This email made my day….and it’s because He knows my heart is pure…. so my puzzle pieces are coming right along… what about yours?

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