Don’t Celebrate Other People’s Downfall

Don’t Celebrate Other People’s Downfall


I wanted to talk about this podcast that I was listening to Monique, the comedian and her husband have. They were talking about Steve Harvey and the recent events that have just happened in his professional life where he’s lost a couple of really big opportunities. His talk show, the Steve Harvey show or Steve, whatever it’s called. The show Little big shots, which was sort of a variety talent show for children. And these are pretty big deals. These are pretty big losses for him. And I guess a lot of people on social media, they were celebrating the fact that this happened to Steve and they were tagging Monique about it, hoping that she would either chime in or agree or you know, join into the celebration. Well, I have to say that what she said really touched my heart and she said we can’t celebrate the things that are happening to him right now because that’s not something that I ever wished on him.

And that’s what I want people to really listen to. And the reason I would I relate to that is because I have experienced things in my life where people that I thought had my back or I knew I was helping them out in some way. They turned for the sake of money, they turn for the sake of I can do better without you and make more money without you, and other reasons. So I’m going to just go and forge this out on my own. And you know, it was for the sake of money. And they said, screw the integrity. And many people may disagree with Monique, but she said a lot of the things that she was doing was for integrity and also for people that were, or are, coming behind her. She wanted to pave the way.

So when she made the stance to boycott Netflix, which I mean, I didn’t really agree with that completely, but I understood it. But she’s not celebrating Steve Harvey’s losses in business and his professional career. About three months ago, I want to say it was either back in late February or maybe even earlier when the episode was recorded, his talk show when he interviewed her, he was talking about this is not the integrity game. This is the money game. Which I did not agree with that either. And he said I can’t sacrifice everything that I have going on for the sake of integrity when I have other people that I’m responsible for and people that I have to take care of.

Okay. That’s his decision. That’s his opinion. He had the right to choose, do that well, now that these things are happening, that’s my belief. I’m in agreement with the law of sowing and reaping in life. Whether you agree with it or not, it is real. Whether you believe in gravity it is real. If you step off the ledge, you’re going to fall to the ground and you’re either going to be extremely injured or you’re going to die depending on how high up you are, so you don’t have to believe in gravity. You don’t have to believe in sowing and reaping. And that’s why it is so important to treat people the way that you would want to be treated so that you will reap a harvest from that.

It doesn’t matter someone is wishing that on you or praying that upon you. It’s going to happen because that’s just the way life is. So I do believe a lot of these losses that he is experiencing is the law of sowing and reaping. He is just reaping the harvest of the seeds that he has planted, but we don’t have to celebrate the harvest.

There’s a lot of videos and stories out there that talks about the stuff that Steve Harvey’s done to his previous wives cause I guess he’s been married two times before this current one. And I even did on my podcast last year and I talked about will you sell out to be sold out. And I also talked about how Steve Harvey, it was reported that he treated the employees of his previous talk show when he was in transition from Chicago to Los Angeles and moving his show there. I believe that he did a lot of the people wrong that was working there for the sake of a come up. And for the sake of doing better in business. I just don’t operate that way.

We all have decisions in life that we have to make and it’s our decision whether we want to do that or not. And for the sake of money, he decided to let integrity go by the wayside. So he said it out of his mouth. He said this is not the integrity game. This is the money game. That might be a true statement for the overall industry of Hollywood. But the fact that you choose that over integrity speaks a lot about your character. So apparently that’s the way he’s been operating his life and now he’s reaping the harvest of the seeds that he had that sown. But Monique is being the bigger person. And I love that. Like I almost was brought to tears when I was listening to her podcast because I’ve lived a life where I have had so many people that have done wrong undeservedly.

I know that what they have done, they will see it again in the future because my mom has the same. It’s behind me and it’s before them. It’s, you know, it’s your past. It’s behind you now. You keep moving forward. They’re going to keep moving forward as well, but they’re walking toward what they did to you, and it’s going to be greater. Because the thing about it is when you plant seeds, the seeds don’t grow into seeds. The seeds grow into greater things. You plant a seed for a tree, you’re going to get this huge tree with an abundance of leaves.

It’s not going to grow into a little seed. So that’s why it’s very important to sow good seeds in your life. Because what you sow, you will reap it. It is always greater than what you have sown.

She learned her lessons from the things that she went through and is currently going through from being blackballed in the industry. She learned about people that she thought had her back and she thought were friends and she still loves them. I believe deep down in her heart, but she learned the operate and that’s the lessons that she had to be taught. And I have learned lessons about people. People that I thought, you know, were for me that thought had my back (family, you know, so-called friends, former business colleagues that I’ve invested in and helped out.) You learn who these people are. And it was a hard lesson, but I learned it and I had to, I had to do that and she had to do that, but she’s not going to glory in the stuff that he is losing. And you know, even the Bible says that we’re not supposed to celebrate other people’s sufferings, even if you’d know that they were wrong in what they did. You don’t celebrate their sufferings, but you hope that they will learn from the things that they have gone through, the things that they have experienced, the losses that they may have encountered. You hope that they learn from it. And I’m hopeful that Steve will learn from these things.

No, I don’t believe that he’s going to be destitute from these losses. But I do believe he sowed those seeds and is reaping a harvest. I don’t know all the ins and outs of his personal business. I don’t really care to know. But what I do know is when people reap a harvest from bad seeds sown, I hope they learn the lessons and grow from it at the end of it all.

Beauty, Blessings & Prosperity,