As a kind, gentle, and sensitive person, you may feel the energy of others trying to influence you in their favor. Perhaps someone tries to take advantage of your generous nature, or commercials try to influence your spending habits.
Or perhaps you're fortunate enough to have people in your life who genuinely care about your physical or spiritual health, so they are trying to influence you in healthful ways.
Influences can come from the songs you hear, movies you watch, books that you read, and people with whom you spend time. That's why it's essential to be strong in yourself and God about what your core values and priorities are.
Be true to yourself and God, so that you won't be swayed by influences that aren't in alignment with your truth. Trying to please others by betraying your true feelings, never leads to anything good unless others are trying to influence you in a healthy way that's aligned with God's will for you.
Yet it can be confusing knowing who or what to trust. Fortunately, prayer can give you the strength to say no to distractions, and help you to have clarity about the best path and the next steps for you to take. Prayer can also help you to have accurate discernment about the people and influences in your life.
Here's a helpful prayer: Dear Lord, please let the only counsel in my head and heart be from your pure loving wisdom, as you have the highest will for me. Please protect me from distractions and detours, and help me to stay focused upon the path of love.
And here's a relevant scripture: Show me the right path, O Lord; point out the road for me to follow. Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you. Psalm 25: 4-5
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Doreen Virtue is a spiritual doctor of psychology and a fourth-generation metaphysician who works with the angelic, elemental, and ascended-master realms in her writings and workshops. Doreen is the author of more than 50 books about angels and other mind-body-spirit issues, including the best-selling Healing with the Angels and Messages from Your Angels books and angel oracle cards.