The problem is that I will never live up to the standards others set in their minds. I am flawed. We are all flawed. I just have to continue to be me and continue to be in the Word and continue to not allow the world to influence me. I need to continue to pull strength from God and those who lift me up. I am blessed to have people like this in my life (especially my husband). But I realize no matter how much I may want certain people to be part of my inner circle, they may not want to be. It is something I have to accept. But also, I have to remain open to a time they may change their mind.
So, I try hard not to set standards in my mind of how others should be. I believe I am very good at this most of the time. I am easy going and most people I know say they do not feel judged around me. I think this attitude can build people up and allow them to grow. At least I hope it can. I want nothing more for other people to feel loved and accepted around me. I want nothing more than to feel the same from others.