"Always stay gracious, best revenge is your paper." - Beyonce Knowles-Carter
Glow up, Level up, Boss Up all that is great, but success is not just for us to stunt on instagram. . . our status can also stand up for our character. Beyonce was right to say: "Always stay gracious, best revenge is your paper".
The best revenge is your paper, because your come up will pronounce how unbothered you are better than words ever can. The key is when we excel inspite of haters, it's not about intentional revenge, but intentional obedience. Ignoring distractions, and honoring the divine is the root of real elevation.
"Do not avenge yourselves, beloved, but leave room for God’s wrath. For it is written: “Vengeance is Mine; I will repay, says the Lord." - Romans 12:19
"Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against any of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD." - Leviticus 19:18Another singer apparently let GOD handle the revenge as well in Psalm 23:5 when he said: "You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows."
That overflowing cup, means abundance. . . that abundance, includes "your paper"! It also includes the peace, joy, and prosperity that comes from GOD. Our prosperity is a testament to our faithfulness and obedience to GOD's will, in the face of haters and naysayers. The conversation with our creator is a lot more important than any conversation with our critics.
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Success always looks like honoring GOD first, in whatever situation we go through. It doesn't have to look like being a celebrity, but most of the successful, anthems that we're hearing by singers lately are what GOD wants for us anyway. "I'm Living my best life, not going back and forth with you "know the rest" (Lil Duval) . . . "Level Up, Level Up, Level Up" (Ciara) Along with the beats, the words are so catchy because they're true, to "Live Your Best Life" is about not "going back and forth" it's about your "Level Up". Don't worry about who let you down. Keep looking up. Stay focused on GOD's promises only.
To really "slay", to really "kill them with kindness" means to be so on track with GOD's course for your life that the hot air a hater breathes only gasses you up even more to accomplish your goals.