Every week now there seems to be a new report about some prejudice person looking down on someone else and sizing them up with the idea that only certain people are allowed to travel first class. I read an article recently about an African American man who had his boarding pass in hand was in line to board when a Caucasian woman (who was a passenger too) rudely told him that he needed to get out of that line and go to the line for common people. He politely told her that she was wrong and that he was in the right line. He told her to be precise that he was there because he was a rich black man! I know she looked so dumb when he said that! 😂😂😂 Well who’d a thunk it; that in this day and time that no matter what you look like, you can still have the means to buy a first class ticket and go wherever you want??? Astonishing!
This made me think while drinking my morning cup of coffee, that I too have experienced a lot of these encounters in my life. Oddly enough, most of the people who told me to move out of my place “in line” were so called friends and “well wishers.” See, while they may not have ever come out of their mouth and said get out of the line; their lack of support, their negativity, and their inability to catch my vision and enthusiasm was almost equivalent to being told I don’t belong in this line. We live in a society where social and capital limitations are placed on people everyday because of their skin color, religion, gender and it’s disgusting and wrong on so many levels. What’s even worse is often we ourselves are guilty of buying into what society tells us about us. Where we can go and what we can do. Unfortunately, we seem to believe the culture when it tells us we can’t fly in first class. We believe our family and friends who shoot down our dreams to become something out the box and extraordinary. How many of you have dreamed big about something for your own life and instead of staying in line you let your bank account or the lack of investors stop you from stepping out on faith and becoming what you believed in your heart you could be?!
The rich black man told that prejudice woman who tried to tell him that he where to stand couldn’t believe he was where he was because her mind was warped and she thought she was better than him. But he told her “I’m not going anywhere. I belong here!” You too need to do the same thing when it comes to where you know you belong on this flight called life. Don’t let anyone tell you where to stand. Don’t let wicked people who are stuck in another time period tell you you can’t be where you are. Don’t allow your past or low self esteem to send you to a cramped seat when you know you deserve better. Don’t allow a circle of frenemies to keep smiling in your face all the while you know they don’t want to see you doing well. Don’t allow your mistakes or the fact that you weren’t born with a silver spoon in your hand stop you from going somewhere great in life! The rich black man said “I BELONG HERE!”
Well, everyone standing around who observed this exchange began to applaud him. They were in support of him standing up for his rights and telling the moron lady who had no right to be talking to him that way in the first place. Believe it or not, there are more decent people on this flight than you know. Not everyone is racist and disrespectful and prejudice on this flight. The flight crew treated this rich black man like royalty after seeing what he went through. And to all my coachable friends today I want to encourage to stay in line and don’t be moved by the despicable people in line with you. I promise you, there is always someone watching! (Insert Baptist fit)
And trust me, no matter what people try to to harm you; no one ever gets away with anything.
Today’s advice is simple:
Watch what you do and who you do it to! You never know how it will come back to you and bite you in the butt! Let it be said that only good stuff is coming back to you, because good is what you give out on a daily basis to all men.
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