I will realize my own worth when I accept…
I cannot get away with inappropriate, unworthy behaviour.
Life will let you get away with something for a while, but sooner or later, you will pay the price! When you get the bill, don’t be shocked! Don’t act like you don’t understand! Everything you do in life causes the effects that you experience. When you get the bill, be prepared to pay.
If you know that you are being dishonest, you must know that you can only get away with being dishonest for a while. Eventually what you do and say will come back to bite you. When it does, don’t cry over the teeth marks! Acknowledge what you have done. Forgive yourself. Ask for forgiveness. Make amends or restitution if you can, and move on.
When you know that you are engaged in activities that dishonour you, you know that you will eventually be called on your stuff! Only unworthy people can do unworthy things and get away with them. Since you obviously are not in that category, you can expect to get caught. When you do, don’t act innocent! Own your stuff! Acknowledge your deeds. Forgive yourself. Ask for forgiveness. Make amends or restitution. Move on! Now here comes the hard part.
When the moment of reckoning comes, you may feel as if you are unable to forgive yourself. You may be too proud to ask for forgiveness. There may be no way you can make amends or restitution. In the worst case scenario, you may be faced with all of these possibilities at once. Should that happen, remember this: Life knows what you are capable of! The only reason life has taken the time to point out your little shortcomings and nasty habits is that life wants you to act like you know who you are.
Until today, you may have been trying to get away with doing something that is in conflict with the things life knows about you. Just for today, stop doing things that are beneath you.
Today I am devoted to stopping the things I do that do not honour who I am!
Iyanla VanZant – Until today