I want to get into lesson 4. Before I start, I need to put out some disclaimers.
Disclaimer 1: The examples given are based on my perspective. It is only to demonstrate a point; not to drudge up old hurt. The past is in the past and this is not a form of venting; only a form of sharing in the hopes someone can absorb and be encouraged.
Disclaimer 2: The examples will not be as detailed; just enough to get the point across.
Now I got that out of the way, let’s talk:
As you already know, I went through a journey in which God allowed me not to have my own place for almost two years. In that two years, I went though multiple layers of emotions. Moreover, I felt as if I had to take certain comments from people that I NEVER would have taken if I was not in that position. At times, I felt powerless because I was in a position of need. However, in that time I learned a very valuable lesson—every battle isn’t worth fighting.
During that two years, I have had things said to me that quite frankly were used by demons to kick me when I was down. Although I felt that way, I learned not to internalize so much that it would throw off my trajectory to where I am now. Moreover, it made me evaluate if certain friendships/relationships were really worth discarding when you have seen the good side of that person. Moreover, it showed me that I had a mindset be a great business woman. In business, you cannot immediately cut off certain vessels just because something is said to you that offends you. I learned to adequately evaluate the cost/benefit analysis of the situation, and make the best decision that benefits my life long term.
Moral to the Story: Pick your battles. You don’t have to react to every negative thing said or done. Sometimes you have to take that blow in order to reach victory.