How terrible when all people speak well of you;
their ancestors said the very same things about the
false prophets (Luke 6:26 GNB).
God desires that every one of us be successful.
And depending on your level of success,
you’ll automatically become a persona non-grata to
some; you’ll attract adversaries. This isn’t out of place.
Never be worried, downcast, feel rejected or sad if
there’re those who are against you, or those who don’t
accept or approve of your success.
Actually, when you identify those who are against
your success, you should be glad! The reason is that
this world is so big, with a population in excess of
seven billion people. Those who are against you left
everything else just to be against you; that shows
you’re very important. So, get excited when you’re
criticised by your adversaries.
There’s something inspiring in what T.L Osborn
said several years ago; he said, “When you see a man
with many or powerful or influential enemies, mark that
man, for he’s going places.” How true! You measure
a man’s strength, worth or value, not by his friends,
but by the power of his adversaries. You measure a
man’s greatness or influence, by the number or power
of his enemies.
As long as you’re successful, your detractors will
have you in focus. Once you’re no longer as radiant or as successful as they think, they wouldn’t care. But
you don’t need to bother about them, because they
don’t count. When they come out against you, they’ll
stumble and fall, because the Lord is your salvation.
Never give thoughts and undue considerations to
Satan, and the activities of wicked and unreasonable
men that seek to bring you down.
Understand this: your daily life is the fulfilment
of that which has already been written. The Psalmist
affirmed, “…When the wicked, even mine enemies
and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they
stumbled and fell” (Psalm 27:1-2). For those who set
themselves up to be your enemies, their fate is sealed:
they’ll stumble and fall.
Therefore, refuse to be distracted. Focus on what
you’ve been called to do. There’s no need to pray
about your enemies; instead, love them as Jesus said:
“…Love your enemies, do good to them which hate
you, Bless them that curse you, and pray for them
which despitefully use you” (Luke 6:27-28).
The peace of God garrisons
my heart and mind in Christ,
irrespective of the adversaries
and adversities around me. My
heart is stayed on the Lord who
is my rock and fortress, my
protection, and salvation. Now
and always, I walk in victory,
and in the dominion of the
Word, reigning by grace through
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