Don’t force it!

Isn’t it amazing how we don’t want anyone to rule our lives or constantly tell us what to do, yet we feel perfectly fine trying to boss other people about. I noticed this about myself when I had a fall out with a friend. I could not for the life of me understand why they wanted to take a certain path. No matter how they explained the situation, I could not see it from their point of view. I spent a lot of time, energy and emotion trying to get them to see things the way I did. Nothing changed until I understood I needed to change. I needed to change my approach.

I have learned that when it come to people, I will never be able to force anyone to change. Only God can change people (and I still dont think he forces it). Instead of forcing my ideas on others (pretty much always ends badly), I need to pray and leave God to guide and develop them.

Taking this approach has given me my peace and helped me have better quality relationships. There are times I slip up and find myself being a nag. I haven’t quite perfected this yet but I am working on it and noticed my life is so much better.

NM x

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About Plantain Periodicals

Hello! Welcome to the Plantain Periodicals blogs. The name stems from the kitchen moments I had with my friends at university cooking plantain and planning our lives together. I have used this space as a window into my mind and the way I make sense of all my experiences through writing.This is where I share those conversations and moments that happen inside my head as a young woman growing up in 21st century London. Hopefully you'll be entertained and also learn a thing or two. My main blog ad: My literature blog: NMx
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