When you talk about your instincts and where they are taking you at this season in your life but you have naysayers around you, remember the difference between Giraffes and Turtles:
Giraffes and Turtles may occupy the same space but they do not have the same world view. The Giraffe can be in the same geographical location as the Turtle but the Giraffe eats from the tops of the trees, and the Turtle moves through the grass.
What ultimately happens in the lives of all people is that we “eat on the level of our vision”.
When you are a Giraffe and you get criticism from Turtles, the Turtles are reporting the view from the level they are on.
If you understand this, you won’t be moved by what they say.
Giraffes have a 25lb heart so that it can pump blood up its 9’ neck so that his head can stay high.
Conversely, if the Giraffe lowers his head to the level of the Turtle he will lose consciousness and pass out.
When you are built to be tall you will endanger your position if you lower your perspective.
There is nothing wrong with the Turtle as he is giving his honest report from his perspective.
But remember that a Turtle cannot reach up. Therefore, you cannot explain to a Turtle a Giraffes decision.
Stay on your level!
-Bishop T.G. Jakes