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Everyone can't be in your front row


This was sent to me this morning by my friend, Pastor Andrea Fruscella. I love it!


Everyone Can’t Be in Your FRONT ROW

Life is a theater so invite your audience 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 that need to be loved from a distance. It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you let go of your time with draining, negative, incompatible, not-going-anywhere relationships, friendships, fellowships and family!

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 worse?

The more you see 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 move to the balcony of your life.

You cannot change people around you…but you can change the people you are around! Ask GOD for the 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 very carefully!

Everyone can’t be in your FRONT ROW!

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