TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
The saying goes that home is where the heart is; Jesus says, “My home is in your heart.”
HANDLING YOUR HATERS 101
If you are chasing after God and His purpose for your life, you are going to have people who don’t like what you’re doing or the success you are having. It’s human nature to covet what someone else has, especially blessings.
So, how do you handle your haters? Let me give you three simple steps.
1) Be a purpose-driven person. Remain confident in your calling no matter what! When you have a purpose, you can focus without being distracted by your haters. The Bible says the face of Jesus was set like a flint toward Jerusalem and His ultimate purpose. Yours should be too.
And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he steadfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem, – Luke 9:51
2) Know something about your haters. The Bible says that when the first king of Israel was anointed, the children of Belial came out to tell him he could never be successful. Here is the guy who is going to take everyone to the next level, and the very people criticizing him are, in fact, worthless, trifling men who are too dysfunctional themselves to get anything done.
Don’t listen to people like that. Don’t let people who can’t get it together keep you from having it together!
3) Know you are in good company. The Bible is filled with great men and women who dealt with haters and naysayers. Jesus Himself said that if the world hates you, it is because it first hated Him. Yes, your family resemblance will work against you because the world is evil and loves darkness. If you are a shining light, you will be persecuted, but take heart, Jesus has overcome the world!
O God, the proud have risen against me, And a mob of violent men have sought my life, And have not set You before them. – Psalms 86:14
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO BE A PERSON OF GODLY VISION AND PURPOSE. IGNORE THE NAYSAYERS AND CALL YOURSELF BLESSED BECAUSE YOU ARE IN GOOD COMPANY!
From my book: Soul Invasion