This is a message about compromise. Everything we do is about relationship. Work, home, marriage, parenting, and partnerships all involve some form of relationship with another. We hear about how compromise is involved with relationships and how it is such a must for successful relationships. To an extent, I agree. I will attempt to be brief. In any type of relationship, NEVER is it good to compromise one's heart, soul, loves, or dreams! Plain and simple! It's okay to compromise when it comes to how the remote is controlled on different days or evenings. It's okay to compromise over how tasks are completed at work. It's okay to compromise on whether to use the extension cord, a switch, talking, timeout or an old faithful brown leather belt (that's probably still in your closet to this day, DAD!!) when it comes to how YOU choose to discipline YOUR kids.
BUT, when you compromise your heart, your soul, your loves, or your dreams, your heart begins to reside at 247 Harm's Way, Hellsville, Anystate! The traffic you find creeping by your heart on Harm's Way are old enemies, pulling drive-by's! Your heart, on Harm's Way, is constantly attacked by regret, resentment, and ridicule! Your heart, on Harm's Way, is in danger of falling victim to deception, envy, and jealousy! Your heart, on Harm's Way, is often raped by defeat and depression! Why does the caged bird sing? VERY good question! Is it a song of joy, or one of sorrow?? Hell, if I know!
At the times we compromise, this is what we think and feel, "I am strong enough! I can handle this!" Depending on what you've compromised and the value you've put into it, ALL your life prior to the negotiations, you are only strong enough for SO long; until your peace escapes you like air from a leaky tire. Your spirit becomes unsettled! Your mind becomes chaotic! Stress levels skyrocket! It's reality people! Your motivation dies and you find yourself at or over the edge of "don't give a flip." I've been there, done that, and it is NOT an okay place to be! It is damaging to your being and adds unnecessary baggage that follows or attempts to follow you into your brighter future. The pit of "don't give a flip" is DEEP and you never know that you've made it out, until you know. I'm sorry, but I can't tell you when that point is or what it looks like. When I am certain, I'll let you all know, and hopefully I'll be able to map it out for ya.
Hearts, Souls, Loves, and Dreams should NEVER be compromised. This is just one yellow man's opinion!
HAPPY THURSDAY!!! I LOVE YOU ALL, EACH AND EVERY ONE!!!!!!! SERIOUSLY, I LOVE Y'ALL!!!!!!!
Bryan Hollomon Williams