What are you feeding on in your life and what are you letting others serve you? The material you digest (books, TV, movies, blogs) and the people you draw from affect you in both obvious and subtle ways. They feed you.
When you read or watch something, you are drawing up a chair to that table. When you hang out with (or date) people, you are inviting them to your table. Are you being fed sustenance? Do these things give you strength? Do they inspire you? Do they give you love? If you answered “no” then I have some encouragement for you.
You can get up from that table.
You deserve love and you deserve to fill yourself with the good stuff: hope, encouragement, edification, life. You deserve to be surrounded by people who build you up and you can walk away from the people who are tearing you down. You decide at which table you sit and which people you invite to sit beside you. You choose. You can get up from the table.
This holiday season you will most likely share a table with your friends or family, feasting on prepared meals and having unprepared conversations. While you enjoy your time with loved ones, I encourage you to think of the other “tables” in your life: the books, magazines, and blogs that you read or the TV shows and movies you watch. Think of the people in your life you allow at your table. If you don’t feel the love from these things, drop them in 2014 and seek love at other tables in 2015.