Well the past few days have brought a bit of clarity in a couple areas. Have you ever thought about how hard it is to cut through BS to figure out if someone is actually anything like who they portray they are? Point being- what comes out of ones mouth is often not quite the reality of what and who they are. Discernment-So the process often becomes a sift and sort of the rhetoric. It's kind of a painful process and quite tests the trust you place in others. Or perhaps it all falls back onto surrounding yourself with people who have integrity, keep their word and walk the walk and talk the talk- one who lifts others. Trampoline jumping off another persons shoulders to get ahead yourself speaks volumes about ones character. Especially if you lifted the person to your shoulders to begin with. I do suggest you work with a spiritual discernment which allows God to guide you in the grind of the sift and sort. It will never be an easy task but always a necessary one as you choose which people to allow into your personal inner circle and onto your shoulders. I have one piece of advice- if someone is always seeking to see their good deeds in the light and publicly acknowledged- leave them outside your circle. You will find yourself on the outside anyway at some point discarded and useless at some point anyway. Be strong and confident in who you are and what your gifts are!
Just a gal who believes with all her heart she has the power to help others live a life they deserve!