Will I See You on the Millionaire Side?

Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before. ~Philippians 3:13


I have a confession: I have a really bad habit of making other people's problems my own. You see, when I see someone in need, I reach out to help. Call it my Christian duty, by upbringing or my human compassion. I just call it doing good. But, what I've learned is if helping you hurts me, then it's not divine order. And when I do things out of alignment with my divine purpose and mission, it causes me to feel resentment and anger.

Saying goodbye is a gift we all have, if we can just conjure up the nerve to use it. This year I really put in the work required to give people their problems back. I no longer stay up late trying to find ways to get someone's rent paid while they're sleeping. I don't buy restaurant gift cards for co-workers who can't feed themselves after they've bought gourmet cat food for their beloved feline. And don't get me started on the folks who smoke two packs of cigarettes per day, at $5/pack (on average), drop $100/week at the bar, and by the end of the month they can't pay their rent. Don't get me wrong, I don't tell people how to spend their money or time, but I do have some say so in how I spend mine.

People come into our lives for a reason, a season or a lifetime. Knowing this, I've had to learn to separate the chaff from the wheat, and to know when it's time to let go. Stop carrying dead weight. I'm traveling light into the next decade: all emotional baggage is limited to a small carry-on. Otherwise, I'm going to have to get like the airlines and charge for each additional item. I'm not Dr. Phil, and I'm definitely not Oprah. But just like them, I have a calling on my life. I have work to do, people to see, and victories to win. And I can't get there carrying a whole bunch of garbage.

So, my mind is made up, and my focus is clear: either you're going with me, or I'm leaving you here. No hard feelings as we go our separate ways. Perhaps somehow, somewhere, we'll meet again someday. Hey, if it's not in this life, then I wish you well. We're all God's children, and He wants nothing less than best. Keep the faith, and go strong; stay in your lane and I'll stay in mine.

To all of our MJ stars: If you can give it up, you can have it all. (Bishop T.D. Jakes) Leave the nonsense behind in 2009. And get ready to win in 2010!

Lisa Maria Carroll, is one of the 3 women, along with Kim Crouch and Tina Fortune, who are on the Millionaire Journey. You can follow us on the Journey by joining the Facebook Fan Page at http://www.facebook.com/#/pages/Millionaire-Journey/165487378056?ref=ts or the Millionaire Journey blog at http://1yearmillionaires.blogspot.com


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