March 6, 2008

Growing Pains....

2007 and 2008 have by far been two of the most difficult years for me. Yet, through it all I have probably grown leaps in bounds in my God walk. I have experienced some major professional and personal changes that have pushed me to a place in my faith that I honestly didn't know existed. Through it all, I have to admit that I have learned some amazing things about myself and others. I thought I would share a few with you! Let me know what you think!
  • I've learned that being a Christian means different things to different people.
  • I've learned that many Black women in management treat other people badly.
  • I've learned that many Black women in management suffer from insecurities and control issues that make it impossible for almost anyone, especially other Black women, to walk in their gifts.
  • I've learned that when hard times hit life still goes on.
  • I've learned the best way to overcome difficulties is to keep pushing for success, even if it is difficult to see a solution.
  • I've learned the value of standing up for yourself and speaking out against a wrong situation, even when it seems like you are fighting a Goliath.
  • I've learned the importance of forgiveness.
  • I've learned that a "Hello" doesn't hurt anybody and to speak even when people don't speak back.
  • I've learned that everyone isn't striving for excellence; some people are satisfied with just getting the job done.
  • I've learned the power of a smile.
  • I've learned that some people are just petty.
  • I've learned the power of communication. I've learned how important it is to be able to express your thoughts with confidence and clarity.
  • I've learned the importance of creativity, flexibility, and integrity.
  • I've learned that life is full of opportunities to continue learning and growing.
  • I've learned to cherish play time.
  • I've learned to cherish my time of worship and prayer.
  • I've learned to have patience with myself and others.
  • I've learned that some people may never change.
  • I've learned to move on!

"We live by faith, not by sight." 2 Corinthians 5:7 (NIV)