The Pink Slip was necessary: It was a blessing in disguise.


From Corporate to Homeless to Success

What if I told you the pink slip that was given to you was necessary? I know it may not seem like it right at this moment, but I want to share with you, it is a blessing in disguise.

I’d like to believe that the pink slip, also referred to as the setback was strategically designed to catapult you into your next assignment. That next assignment could be, to start up a new business or refine and expand an existing business that you were doing part-time, anyways.

Before I go any further. If this is you, I want to offer you some words of encouragement.

Rule Number 1: Lift your head up! That pink slip was necessary.

Rule Number 2: Do not look back! It is not worth the fight.

Remember this, where there is adversity, there is an opportunity to soar.

I don’t see adversity as a loss. I actually see it as a victory. I am a Bible-based girl – 100 percent! So, I am going to wiggle a scripture right here for you. Psalm 24:7 says, “The Lord is opening the gateways and releasing revelation into your situation! This is a time for the plans of your destiny to be revealed.

That scripture alone is fire!

I am praising God right now for your storm.

Go ahead, let those tears run down your face. It’s good for you. In the meanwhile, get back up!

What were you created to do? 

According to a blog article written by Charles Baber, click here, “the purpose is the passion (propellant), perspective, and promise which directs and focuses your steps, but destiny is the result of the impact of your purpose and is always greater than the purpose.” 

Wow, what an impactful statement of clarity, by Charles Baber.

Maybe you were defining your success linked to your past job title, position, or salary. (i.e. Executive Vice President, Vice President, Assistant Vice President, $150K, and the list goes on)

Please note, everyone’s definition of success is different. Being handed a pink slip does not define you as a failure, nor does it define your success.

I know, according to the Merriam-webster dictionary, success is defined as the fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect, or fame.

However, according to the Bible, success is defined as, “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.

There is a vast difference between the Merriam-webster dictionary and the Bible. Which one would you like to believe?

Also, when the bible speaks about destiny, it references the destiny people have brought upon their own lives. In layman’s terms, this boils down to your decision-making. The path that you created for yourself without consulting God first, versus the path that God created for you, but you consulted God first.

Ephesians 2:10 says “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Proverbs 16:3, “Commit your actions to the LORD, and your plans will succeed.”

True success is when your destiny, purpose, and goals are aligned to God’s Plan. You were destined to Build and Own your own business.  

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