#PBG40- Bad Behavior Is Not A Character Trait
"Stuck in my ways"
"I’m an asshole…LOL"
"That’s just how I am"
These are all excuses that people like to offer to explain away their bad behavior and that shit ain’t cool. You don’t get to claim bullshit behavior that hurts others and damages your relationships as a character trait. That is lazy and disrespectful. It is not honorable to you, anyone who cares about you or the Divine.
When you cling to negative traits in order to shield yourself from dealing with the reality of your consequences, you are actually boxing yourself into spaces in which you cannot grow or flourish. You can’t prosper and reach your full potential declaring "I’m just a jerk…DEAL WITH IT." No, no and HELL NO. Who do you think you are to deny the Love that the Divine has poured into you? Who do you think you are to make these declarations and demand that the rest of us accept you, acknowledge you and pour more Love into you?
Jesus saves and God forgives. The rest of us don’t owe you shit.
Look, we ALL do bad things, but we are not inherently bad people. If you find yourself constantly in conflicts that cause you to have to make declarations about who you are, utilize your Free Will and change. If you want to be accepted and loved, you have to take responsibility for presenting yourself as a Lovable Being. Those of us who cherish our full selves will not tolerate the “ways” in which you claim to be stuck. “Ways” are just a choice in direction. We are not static…we can change our direction at any moment in time.
We are not the bad things we do. We are the people we consciously choose to be.