HEY! We are starting our SECOND WEEK of 30 lessons in 30 days! Are you as excited as I am? Today we are on day 8!
Originally the title of this lesson was "Don't let the way they treat you, dictate the way you treat others (including them) in other words: "Don't match Energy." But that seemed too long. Regardless, it is the point of today.
I know most of you have heard someone say something along the lines of "I match Energy". Now I may not always be "hip to the new lingo" BUT I can explain this one for sure. What it means is, The energy you give to me, I'm going to give it right back. You do me wrong, I do you wrong back. If you approach me aggressively, I'm giving you aggression back. If you are disloyal to me, I'm going to be disloyal back. It's a very tit-for-tat, eye for an eye kind of energy; and everyone seems to be on that wave. While I understand the reasons behind this, I have come to learn that in most cases:
DON'T MATCH ENERGY
This bible says in Ephesians 6:12 "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." The reality is that sometimes the energy that someone brings to you is being caused by something in the spiritual realm. The objective of that spirit is to have you match it. The objective of that spirit is to have you give it access to you. The objective of that spirit is to have you implicate yourself by getting on the same level as it. DON'T MATCH THAT ENERGY. You have access to a much higher power, with far more authority, with much better energy.
It's not you. When you match the energy, you allow that person the power to control you. Don't let anyone take you out of character. If what I do depends on what you do, then you have the upper hand. Actually, you have the power to control me. When someone comes to you with wild energy, don't respond immediately, give it a moment, and YOU spearhead the interaction. Do you know that by not matching the energy you actually have the power to create a different outcome? There are so many people sitting in jail TODAY, not because they left their home intending to go spazz on someone; but, because they ran into some trouble, and chose to match the energy.
You don't want their Karma. I am a firm believer that what you put out into this world will eventually find its way back to you. If you do me wrong, that's on you. That energy will in some way shape or form find its way back to you. If I match your energy, IT DOES'NT MATTER IF YOU DID IT FIRST, it doesn't matter if it's in response to what you did, that energy will find its way back to me. We are accountable for our own actions. I think about Adam and Eve.... if Adam didn't eat from the tree "Because Eve did it first" would he still have been punished?
You look stupid. At the end of the day, when you match energy, you end up looking foolish... because you're being foolish.
You may or may not agree with some of the reasons I've listed, but it is why I don't match energy. God gave me a very specific energy. He gave me a very specific spirit. Why would I allow someone else's energy to taint/control what God gave me? When people do me wrong, I remember the bible says the following:
Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:17-21)
As long as I have lived, I can tell you one thing: God has never not handled "it". I don't have to match energy. My job is to try and live peaceably with everyone. But as someone who tries to spread light and love, darkness is always trying to overtake me. No ma'am, keep your traps over yonder, I'm gonna love you, and if that doesn't work, I pray for mercy and Imma let God deal with it.
If I try to love on you and advocate for peace and you reject it, soon as I dust my hands God says to me "I got it". Baby it is no longer my concern. My energy will remain the same. I can only control what I have control of; and what I have control of is myself, my light, and the way I respond to you. Now I don't always get it right.... but I've learned that not matching energy is the better way to go.
Lighting up the woods, one Syllable at a time