Inspiration – 70 Greatest life lessons by T.D Jakes

Life Lesson 5

When you are a giraffe and you receive criticism from turtles, they are reporting the view from the level they are on. You are the giraffe, you are strong and powerful and you are your own person. If you stay true to yourself and refuse to follow the crowd you will definitely receive criticism from those that quite frankly are jealous of how you stand your ground. You can let this get to you and give in to the thoughts and ideas of envious people but then you will only be moving down to their level. Or you can rise above it, like the giraffe, and stand steady in your beliefs. The choice is yours, but remember to always look at who is criticizing you and why.


Life Lesson 6

God has invested entirely too much in you for you to be comfortable in anything less than you were created to be. One of the worst things a person can do is to just settle in life. So many people just settle for any job, they just settle for an okay marriage, they just settle for a life that is nothing but mediocre. God has instilled so much in us and believes so much of us, that settling is almost a slap in the face. It’s like throwing a gift back at someone. We were meant to be more, we were meant to strive and move forward and to grab onto all opportunities that life throws at us. We were meant to live with our whole heart and soul and enjoy life completely. Are you doing that now or are you living a life that is less than it is meant to be?


N.B: Please check the older posts for lessons 1 – 4