If you want to positively impact the world, you don't
need to travel to every corner of it. The real work of making an outwardly difference can be found in that which happens inwardly.
While it's possible to slice a tomato with a dull knife, you'll only make a mess of things. Sharpen your tools (emotional
well-being, belief in positive outcomes, genuine happiness for others' prosperity, unwavering faith amidst adversity, etc.)
before you forge in the name of "making a difference". You can't MAKE a difference without BEING the difference.
The "Jedi mind trick" doesn't work in real life. If you truly want to resolve the issues
you have with others (including the ones you’ve initiated), you may want to consider a direct approach. Withdrawing
from someone without telling them why; then getting more upset when they don't chase after you just doesn't make good sense,
dear hearts. The time you take to share your hurt with anyone who will listen can be minimized
by investing that time with the individual(s) who need to hear how you’re feeling. Give it --and them -- a chance. Being
hurt does not condemn you to a life of distress and discord. Ask God to intercede on your behalf. Trust His Spirit to go before
you and set an atmosphere of peace and resolution. Above all else, BELIEVE that you were created to live a life free of strife,
animosity, debilitating envy, depression, tension, feelings of abandonment/neglect, etc. Search your heart…then ask
God to enter and make you whole. Guess what? He will…