This is the epitome of why it’s important to have a fit mind, body, and understanding of God’s promises. On May 18th, 2017, I was physically assaulted in the mall by the store owner. I had to exercise physical, mental, and spiritual strength to NOT cause bodily harm to that woman. This is why I teach what I teach! I don’t only want you to be strong physically; I want you to be strong and fit for the mental and physical assaults that rush you and try their BEST to cause you harm! If I wasn’t sure before, I’m definitely sure now… I am doing what I’m supposed to be doing and I am teaching what I am supposed to be teaching.
Throughout this whole ordeal, I have learned 4 very valuable lessons!
#1. When you realize that you are wrong, apologize.
Once you see whatever you thought was wrong, no matter how valid your assumptions may have been, apologize and do it QUICKLY! Don’t try to stand up for your point of view and defend your position. You were wrong, own up to it and do it fast. A quick apology can be a game changer in your ability to get the job, repair the friendship, or pass the test of God.
#2. Use your voice and pray out loud.
There is so much power in prayer. It is not some watered down act that you do when you are in trouble. NO! It is the power that propels you into your purpose that guides and protects you. God used His voice to create everything that we know and see! When we combine prayer and our voice something supernatural happens. In times of conflict don’t be afraid or timid to open your mouth and speak to your situation.
#3. Move out of the way and let God vindicate.
PLEASE don’t get this confused with me telling you to let people run all over you and be a doormat! ABSOLUTELY NOT! We are in a constant war for good and evil and you are called to fight the good fight. What I am saying is, you don’t have to do what others are doing to you (especially when you are stronger, wiser, and more mature) in order to win. I know it doesn’t feel good to be lied on and you should do what is in your power to protect and defend yourself. With that being said, there comes a point where you stop, breath, and give it to God to do what you can’t!
#4. There comes a point when you must take a stand.
There will be things you will have to do in this life that ARE uncomfortable and inconvenient. However, they must be done. You cannot stand idle while injustices are happening to you and others.
If you have ever encountered a situation that God has used to teach you some valuable lessons, I want to hear about it! Drop your lessons in the comment section below!