You are not what say you are, you are what you say and think about yourself.
Yesterday, i was telling people how Muhawe Edson is seriously contesting on the Mp Bufumbira south post and they were like, ' but he is just joking, can he make any progress?'. But now the question is not what we think about Edson, it is what he thinks about himself that matters. Aah i embarked on people who tell us bad things only, no, there are those who flatter us for their reasons too. I remember i told you a story of a man who died taking too much waragi because the friends were cheering, ' aah yes you can do it. You are a man, drink it. Yeah, you are about to make it, keep it up'. The man never listened to his inner voice of i cannot do it and he died drinking.
So what is the point today? The point is clear; people can say good things that are not in you or even necessary just to flatter you as a means to their end, do not believe them. Also, people can say a lot of bad things about you, but that does not matter too. What matters is what you speak and believe about yourself. In the article, who we are, we discovered that we are one with God and thus what you speak about yourself should reflect exactly what God speaks about you. Our assignment is to find that which God speaks about us and speak about it ourselves, that is what we truly are. However, in the article the 3 means of understanding ourselves, we agreed that people and trust worthy friends and even enemies can be sources of a lot of things that we do not know about ourselves. Thus this lesson of today should not kill the virtue of listening to others too.
You may think it is confusing but it is not. When people talk about you, you just examine yourself and your conclusion is what matters. Thus what you end up believing and talking about yourself is what matters. God bless you.