Not my own material but worth the re-posting.
Don’t try so hard to be in circles that have square capabilities–meaning they just box you in. Sometimes you can be so unequally loyal to the folks in your circle that you relinquish opportunites from God. Loyalty is sacred when its not being strongarmed by manipulation. Don’t give up what God gives you because you’re trying to please the mindset of a circle you shouldn’t be in.