Protecting your energy, to me, is equivalent to guarding your heart. I have had a person or two say to me 'you are tough.' I took the time to examine myself, and take a look at my life and how far the Lord has brought me. I did this in order not to believe the lie. I will continue to protect my energy, which is God's positive spiritual force.
Protect Your Energy
Protecting your energy means to never giver your power to anyone. That is, the power that God gave you to have a sound mind, keep your Joy, and experience God's peace that surpasses all understanding. Moreover, the power to endure till the end. Yes! It may seem that you are highly guarded, because you are. However, it is not you, its God. "God will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Him , because such a one trusts in God.(Isaiah 26:3).
Don't Go Back!
Why would you go, or want to go, back into the same way of letting persons hurt or trample your light under their feet. Going back would only cause havoc in your spirit, mind, and life. You have been so transparent, and have already told everything about your past life. You freely gave your testimony in order to let others know what the Lord has done for you, He can do for them. Yet! it's not enough. "The world hated Jesus, and will hate you (John 15:18). Should you allow anyone to steal your inner peace?. No! you have learned through trial and error to protect your energy. "Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life (Proverbs 4:23).
"Owe no man anything, but to love one another, for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law (Romans 13:8).