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When Life Gives You Lemons

When a wise man said, “When Life Gives Me Lemons, I Make Beef Stew!”, I FELT THAT! I don’t know about you, but I think Beef Stew tastes amazing. The point is, you have to turn your negatives into positives even if it feels like you move one step forward to be knocked ten steps backward. Lemons are your haters. The worst lemons are people who are trying their hardest to bring you down. Those little sour nuisances will turn into a nice addition to your recipe for success after you realize why you need them in your life. Here’s a list of why you need lemons thrown at you:

1. Haters Are Your Motivators

Haters(Lemons) should push you to do better. When you have haters you know you’re doing something right. I mean actual haters, people that are jealous of you. If you are a terrible person and you have people talking negatively about you and it is accurate, I am not talking to you!

2. Free Promotion

The more these people talk about you, the more people try to find out more about you. This gives you more exposure. Bad press can be turned around into good press. Who needs to pay for advertising when you have a walking and talking advertisement?!

3. A Reason To Smile

The look on their face when you continue to succeed regardless of them spitefully trying to prevent that is priceless. Smile in their face and tell them “Good Day!”. This is something I’m still working on.

4. A Teaching Moment

You learn the traits in people to stay away from in the future. Believe me!! When you pay attention to people you will learn the traits that you should stay away from.

5. An Important Reminder

Whenever you feel like you’re not important and nobody cares about you, just remember how you make their life go around. They wake up every morning trying to find ways to show you how important you are to them. Even if they are trying to ruin you. It means you matter. How awesome is that?

6. But It Hurts

Yeah, what these sour lemons do to you may hurt for a little while but watch how you feel when you use it as ammunition. You’ll feel like a million bucks when you see realize how well you’re doing in spite of their evil plots.

7. They’re Leverage Becomes Useless

I know sometimes they may have something over your head but once they realize it no longer affects you, they’ll try a new tactic. Then that leverage will be handed over to you. Problem solved!

I know how hard it is when people are constantly trying to remain relevant in your life and how they do anything for that attention. When you have a nuisance in your life, keep this list in mind and turn that negative into a positive. There are some people who you just cannot shake so you have to make the best of it in order for good things to keep happening for you. What do you do when life gives you lemons?

Remember, lemons make us want to do better. We DO NOT compete with others! Check out my post about why you should not compete with others. If you haven’t already, sign up for my email list and follow me on Instagram and Facebook. Enjoy your week!

Jalika Cherie

JC Morgan is what some may call a Rebel or Eccentric. She doesn't fit in and she doesn't try to. She has piercings, tattoos, and stretched ears. She talks, walks, looks, and thinks differently than most Christians. People tend to stare at her without hiding it and the boldness is real because they will not say anything. But you know what? God still loves her and he loves you too. Whether you look different or act different, you still have a place in God's Kingdom. You may be a loner in your environment but let me tell you, you are not alone. Not only is God always there, but there are also other people who are just like you. Different in every way and they wear it as a badge of honor. She likes to say that we are THEE Cool Kids. We're the underdogs that pack a mean punch. We just need to let the Lord use us. With him, we can build mountains and tear down walls that try to stop us. Do you know how all of this can be possible? By restoring your personal relationship with God and practicing Soul Care. That is her area of expertise and that is what she is here to help Women do.

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