Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Same


"Once the game is over, the King and the pawn go back in the same box." Italian Proverb 

I used to be intimadated by people in power - professionals who held some level of authority. I used to think I was inferior to them....that they were somehow better than me and carried all the answers. 

I don't believe that anymore. I've learned that we're all made of the same stuff. It's not about whether or not we have a degree.......or hold a position of power......or even work in a factory.....everyone's just trying to live out their best lives.  

And I've discovered people are nice or not simply because of the make-up of who they are.....not because of any position they might hold. It's those people who smile at the little guy....and hold the door open for them that's the best. Kindness outweighs power and authority. 

Those are the people who taught me to live my best life....and to give back what's been given to me. They're the ones who showed me a softer more gentle way of being in the world. 

There are amazing people everywhere.....people who are bright lights shining compassion....they stand out as a reminder that whoever we are....whatever we do.....each of us is worth the same. 

20 comments:

Paula said...

Very true. Like the king pawn comparison. Love from my heart to yours!

RCUBEs said...

Wow! God is truly speaking to my heart this morning. I am being filled with His encouragement through friends' posts. You know my battle against those people in higher positions...Power...that's it! It is their choice to either use that wisely or with ill intentions.

That quote hit me! I was imagining the chess board as the Lord's court. "Nothing is hidden from His sight whether we are a King or just that pawn.."

God bless sister and may you have a wonderful week ahead! Breathe!!! :)

Eva Ason said...

So very true! Have a lovely day!

Eva

Finally Free said...

I used to feel petrified of authority, too. Totally relate. Not anymore.

Thanks for reminding me how God has healed me. Hugs to you...

Tammy

Rhonda said...

So needed this morning as in the work place many Unexpected changes keep coming about...good ppl, hard working ppl, honest ppl, suffering at the hand of Prideful Authority...My today and my tomorrow are in safe keeping as the LORD gently holds me ...thanks Nikki

Starry Dawn said...

Hi sweet Sarah,
Yes!! I agree with you in that sense. I felt intimidated as well.
I used to think in the same way that I was inferior towards the ones who held power or authority.
I no longer feel overwhelmed by anyone, thanks the power of the Lord working in my heart.
By the way, have a Happy Valentine's Day with those you love, sweet Sarah!!
Thank you for visiting my site, sweetheart!! I hope you do it more often. Tomorrow, I shall post a lovely song dedicated to Tennessee, if you wish to glance at it. Today, I posted a good positive thought.
Thank you, Sarah for sharing your wisdom and love with the world!!
God keeps blessing you!!
Blessings,
Poet Starry Dawn.

Joanne said...

So True! My Dad used to say that too. I used to get very intimidated by people in authority, but that only gave some the license to take advantage of it.
Great post!
Blessings, Joanne

B M said...

Goodness defines a person not his status or his physical appearance.
Thank you Sarah for your support always.

Shelley said...

Great post! :)

Teresa said...

True, so true. Stay happy! The sun is always shining, even though all we can see is clouds.
((((HUGS))))

Just Be Real said...

Oh gosh how I can so relate. Getting better in this area. But, have a ways to go. Thank you dear one for sharing. Blessings.

Jesus Calling

Joanne said...

Hi Sarah! I just wanted to let you know that I tagged you today in my post.
Blessings, Joanne

Fruto do Espírito said...

With love to you!

PSALM 23

THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD,
That's Relationship!

I shall not want,
This supply is!

MAKE ME WALK IN GREEN PASTURES,
This is rest!

He leadeth me beside the still waters,
This is refreshing!

He restores my soul,
This is healing!

GUIDE ME FOR THE PATHS OF JUSTICE,
That's Guidance!

FOR THE LOVE OF YOUR NAME,
This is on purpose!

THOUGH I WALK THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH,
That's Testing!

I will fear no evil,
That's Protection!

Thou art with me,
That is fidelity!

YOUR STICK AND YOUR staff they comfort me,
This is discipline!

Prepare a table before ME IN THE PRESENCE OF MY ENEMIES,
This is hope!

UNGE MY HEAD WITH OIL
That's Consecration!

And my cup runneth over,
That's Abundance!

SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY A follow me EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE,
This is a blessing!

AND I WILL DWELL IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD
That's Security!

FOR LONG DAYS,
This is eternity!



May the Lord bless you and keep you!

Lucy.
http://frutodoespirito9.blogspot.com/

Cecelia Dowdy said...

We're all equal in God's eyes. Thanks for sharing this message. God doesn't care about your status at work, He only wants you to accept Him.

Cecelia Dowdy said...

Wonderful blog post! I've often found that if a person is happy, he/she is usually a nice person.

I'm sure there are nice people who are NOT happy, but, overall, I feel that most people who are happy are just nice people, overall.

I hope you have a blessed day.

bettyl said...

If more people understood this, I think they would be happier people.

Susan Marlene Kinney said...

Hi Sarah, I do love the Italian proverb and especially love what you wrote here! I posted you on my FB page! :) Wishing you the best and may you have favor witht he kindest of people!

Mrs. Mac said...

Such great truth in your words. Have a blessed Sunday .. and thanks for stopping by my blog and praying for my grandbaby .. Rowan. :)

Kippy Marrie said...

Olá Sarah...
Obrigada pela visita, apareça sempre, será muito bem vinda.
Obrigada pela amizade.
Fique com o Papai do Céu.
Aus 1000 e Beijos 1000 com carinho,

KIPPY & LILLY

Brenda said...

Hi Sarah,
God is no respector of persons, and I love the diversity of His creation. Why should anyone be anyone other than one's self, there is no fooling God, and now that I am born again, I want to be what He is making me to be in Jesus.