I wasn't going even to discuss this topic right now, but a conversation I had last night made me realize that maybe I should. People, life NEVER guaranteed that it would be easy. Life NEVER promised that we wouldn't experience hurt and pain while we're here. Life did ask that we are to have COMPASSION for our fellow brothers and sisters, Kings and Queens (as I may) the way we would want the same to be done to us.
I've been hurt before, my feelings used and abused by individuals that I thought genuinely loved me. Hell, I was mad that I had to endure such pain. I was a good person; I mean, I loved God and His people. WHYYYY MEEEE????? In spite of that, I knew deep down that I couldn't allow those individuals the strip me of one of my most significant features...my loving heart! You see when you allow the hurt that an individual inflicted upon you to fester and marinate within, you don't realize it causes you to do the same to all others you come in contact with. (Family and friends included.) What's worse is when you carry that tainted heart and teach your children the lessons of life through it.
Beloved, for yourself and those who genuinely love you, REVIVE YOUR HEART! Take YOU out on a date, spend alone time with yourself while getting reacquainted with yourself. Most importantly, learn to understand that whoever hurt you just lost out on someone great! You are an amazing individual with unusual gifts and talents. Adjust your crown and walk with your head held high because their loss will be someone else's gain.