No matter how many good works you do unto the Lord there will always be critics. You could feed the homeless, pay off someone’s debt, buy toys for other people’s children for Christmas, and the list goes on and on. I made a video last year of me with my church family giving out turkey for the Holidays. Then someone commented that I was selfish and there all thousands of hungry people in Africa. They even went so far to post a picture of this poor kid that was naked and just skin and bones. I just rebuked it and keep serving the homeless every Wednesday.
Recently, people tried to criticize me because of my new book, “School Of The Prophets: A Curriculum For Success.” They said it wasn’t doctrinal. I didn’t even respond. They never read the book perhaps if they read it then they will see everything is supported by scripture. I didn’t respond because I learned a long time ago to choose and pick my battles. I saw firsthand how God avenges me. I am just a willing vessel living whole heartily unto God and obeying His every command.
My point here is who cares what people say or think about you. You just obey God and do what he tells you. Let’s look at the ministry of Jesus for a moment. He was in the will of God. He was of course God in the flesh yet the religious folks persecuted him and did all type of evil towards him. However, he was unstoppable. He did many miracles, and he conquered all. He left that same power and that same anointing for us. The religious folks will persecute you too. Who cares what the haters say! When we have this mindset, we will be unstoppable as well.
Remember if God is for you, who can be against you. I can recall a time when one of my leaders was jealous of me. Every time I would write another book he would say something negative about it. I knew that the Lord gave me 21 books to write, and he didn’t understand my purpose. To sum up the story, I had to get from underneath his ministry and God placed me where I needed to be. My pastor supports me and always pushed me forward. Get around people who can see the vision and help you with your vision. Don’t allow haters to kill your vision. We have to be wise and not share everything with everyone.
People who sit around all day hating on others really have no life. These are the kind of people who will use someone else's name, tear them down just to build themselves up. Stay away from people like that. If they do it to them, they can do it to you. They need deliverance and they are very insecure. Whenever you are focused on purpose and destiny, you don’t have time to be comparing yourself. You truly will be so busy doing what God has called you to do.
Remember, to die to self. You may be asking how can I die to self? Fasting, praying, meditation on the word and abiding in God’s presence have helped me tremendously to not care about the things in this world. I realize that there are people waiting for the word of the Lord coming out of our mouths. There are people waiting for us because they need what we carry. If we listen to the haters, then we will end up discourage and stop making progress. Keep up the good work and move forward! Support this ministry and get my books. Don’t forget to write me a review of how it blessed you. See you on the next blog.