The Front Row: Staring You

Front RowFront Row Seat – Life is the ultimate theater so invite your audiences carefully. Not everyone is holy enough and healthy enough to have a FRONT ROW seat in our lives. There are some people in your life who need to be loved
from a distance. It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you let go,
or at least minimize your time with draining, negative, incompatible,
not-going-anywhere relationships, friendships, fellowships and family!

Not everyone can be in Your FRONT ROW.

Observe the relationships around you. Pay attention to: Which
ones lift and which ones lean? Which ones encourage, and which ones
discourage? Which ones are on a path of growth uphill and which
ones are just going downhill? When you leave certain people, do you feel
better or feel worse? Which ones always have drama or don’t really
understand, know and appreciate you and the gift that lies within you?

Not everyone can be in Your FRONT ROW.

The more you seek God and the things of God, the more you seek
quality; the more you seek not just the hand of God but the face of God,
the more you seek things honorable; the more you seek growth, peace of
mind, love and truth around you, the easier it will become for you to
decide who gets to sit in the FRONT ROW and who should be moved to the
balcony of your life.

Everyone Can’t be in Your FRONT ROW.

You cannot change the people around you… but you can change the
people you are around! Ask God for wisdom and discernment and choose
wisely the people who sit in the FRONT ROW of your life. Remember
that FRONT ROW seats are for special and deserving people and those
who sit in your FRONT ROW should be chosen carefully.

Everyone Can’t be in Your FRONT ROW.

(I received this gift from Jennifer Lee 20 years ago, thanks 🙂

Hope all enjoy)

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Published by greatnessisachoice

I simply believe everyone can be or do something great if they choose to use their God given talents.

13 thoughts on “The Front Row: Staring You

  1. I enjoyed your article, “front row starting you.” When done, and it’s a continual process, is very liberating an empowering, You keep writing and I promise to keep reading. God Bless

  2. Sharon as always, you are on point and on time. Your words are always so inspirational. You always find a way to bring out the best in every situation. Keep doing what your doing, because it is a great inspiration to us all. Love ya girl.

  3. What an inspiring piece and so poignantly true. You’ve said it all and in so doing, have surprisingly, refreshingly left me without words on the matter, lol. You are wonderfully talented Sharon; thank you for sharing them as gifts to us.

  4. So beautifully written and what I know to be true is that FRONT row seats are reserved for VIP! SO with that being said, we never want to give that VIP seat away for someone who is not worthy because the one worthy of that seat will now be in the BACK row. And how will you be able to see Him?

  5. Thank YOU for sharing this truth. It took me many years to understand the importance of knowing who deserves a seat in MY front row. We grow-up thinking that we have to continue to include people in our FRONT ROW because they are related to us or because they identified themselves into our lives as a “friend” when in reality, we have to love ourselves enough to distinguish who we need in our lives to optimize our existence.

    A great high school friend Kim P., told me to listen to Bishop TD Jakes’ sermon excerpt called “The Gift of Goodbye” , which further helped me understand that as you elevate in life, you must release toxic relationships. I received a better understanding of this fact when I listened to an excerpt of Bishop TD Jakes’ sermon entitled “Beware of 3 Types of Friends” and then Bishop TD Jakes’ further defines these friends in the sermon excerpt “Comrades, Confidants, & Constituents” . Taking the time to listen to these words of wisdom will help you further discern who deserves to be in YOUR personal FRONT ROW.

  6. Enjoyable read.
    We are all in different places in our transformational process or at least we think. Positive and negative is all relative to perspective. I fortunately am able to count it all a joy recognizing all to be my brothers and sisters in need of Gods Grace. I allow myself to be that vessel by which His Grace can be delivered. Jesus was condemned to die by his very own people. Let us not be fooled into believing the adversaries lies about our family just because they are blinded in ways from the truth of who our Father has spoken them to be. If we feed into the lites then we show that we are blind in other ways but blind all the same. I’m not saying to put yourself in harms way if you have not sought for out Father to release His Grace through you. I’m saying that if you are child of God then you must ask God to release from you His Grace when you see it to be needed in the life of a member of our family. To often COG place limits on themselves because they don’t understand or truth what GOD has said: COG can do all things if they operate in the will of GOD. Drawing on this strength has to be mastered in or minds just like adding 2+2. We are such infants in this process still leaning to or own understanding and refusing to adhere to the instruction of the spirit id there be any discomfort. We have been told to die to ourselves but do we? Bring other to know the good news, love our neighbor as our selves, judge not less you be judged, but with all that we know the choice to operate in the gifts of our inheritance seems like a old Christmas toys abandoned for the shiny glitter of the world.

    Jesus my example had twelve guys who he spent countless hours teaching and befriending. They where a bunch of men from different back grounds and none of then were perfect in their walk with Christ. He was constantly having to correct them and teach them. This is our lesson as well. Learn to teach! If someone is sick you get them remedies (good news) and if they see really sick you take them to the doctor (Lift them up God). So many are like the people who make it never to look back because those people behind them are to far gone to be helped. This mind set is not of God. Hope in God is needed for all things so when we no longer place our hopes in Him and decide we know on our own what is best I guess we make ourselves higher than the God we are supposed to be serving.

    Love is the answer not condemnation and judgment. If we are weak it is in Him we are made strong. Other people don’t make us God has already done that. He also provided us with everything we need so other people can add anything to us to make us better or make us worst. Let us seek to release our gifts knowing them to be enough to transform any front row into what God intends for it to be just as Christ did. I love you all.

    1. Agreed. We can pick our front row but are we that skilled? We have to know there are some in our front row that were hand picked by God to be there…and I know He knows best.

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