That’s a great word! AMEN and AMEN!
When an authority figure puts you down
A friend called me up this week looking for prayer and some counsel. An influential person in his life thinks he’s a liar and is making life very difficult for him. He feels judged – it’s plaguing his thoughts. I told him to hang in there – I believe the person will discover their error in time and eventually will come to him and apologize.
A boss may see the 10% of you that functions poorly in a given role at work and declare “Jones, you just don’t get it do you? You’ll never amount to anything.” Which is why I say, never trust someone with your role until you can trust them with your identity. If they don’t know who you are, then they are not likely to ensure a good fit with what you do.
Bosses are typically not a good source of information about your identity. Their feedback is too one-dimensional. Few people are to be trusted with this business of helping you define who you really are.
So so so true!
Caroline and I have been discussing how we’re still learning how to think and act differently after having some of these negative experiences in our lives. It only takes a little while for other people’s opinions of you to start to influence your opinion of yourself. What a war to fight through those lies!
I’m very thankful I have a boss and co-workers that love, encourage, and affirm me. Thanks Seth!
thanks, Ericka. easy to be that way when i’m surrounded by stars like you!