Have you ever been told that you would never be "nothing"? That nothing would ever come out of your life. That not one good thing will come from all that you have been through? That because your parents were nothing, that you will never amount to anything? Have you had “them” say to you that your dreams were crazy? Have you ever had someone purposely abandon you to sabotage you? Intentionally talk against you with words that were filled with hopes that you bomb. They secretly pray that you never find joy nor happiness in life, that your marriage fails, your children never accomplish their potential, that you are never promoted to that new position or start that new business or ministry.
I have had family and deepest confidants say that I would never be anything. I have had those that I have loved, counseled and fellowship with intentionally seek to destroy all that I have worked and sacrificed for right in my face. I have experienced being mistreated simply because I am living out a life that they may desire. And all of this cut deep and wounded me.
I have personally witnessed in recent years that people are becoming more disingenuous and calculating and this is not just in the world, but the church has become a breeding ground for these spirits. And these spirits have discouraged and caused many to not walk in faith. To give up on dreams and to lose hope for the future.
But I am so glad that I knew deep in the recess of my soul, when those words from “them,” were spewed to wound, and plans were set into motion to prevent me from showing up for my assignment my Intelligent Designer gave me the strength to show up despite what “they” have said or done.
The constant push of negativity from “them” can make you want to call it quits and give up. Sadly, “them” will always exists to put you down and will be around to tear down your dreams, goals and ideas. Unfortunately, if you remove one from your life, another one will most likely show up ready to take their place and spring into action. What I realized is that responding with negativity is not the weapon designed to defeat the warfare of “them.” The weapons designed to prosper against them is showing them the love, grace and mercy of God, to not let what they have said and done affect you so much and to not allow them to cause you to not show up.
Sometimes it’s easy to let what they say stop your momentum. “Them” will always exist to hinder your progress and to keep you from achieving your visions, goals and ideas. No matter what “they” say, you must realize that you can’t let them dictate your future nor can you let them get you off track. Don’t you dare allow them to get you to a place of defeat and discouragement that it throws you completely off course. Make a decision to turn a deaf ear to what they say and move forward towards your dreams and goals.
I refuse to allow “them” make me believe anything less than what I know my Intelligent Designer has planned for my life. I KEEP IT MOVING because I have future filled with hope and an expectant end that I am pursuing. Christ Himself had His share of people who intentionally criticized, planned and plotted against Him and He did not only ignore “them” but continued with His assignment. He prayed for them and kept it moving and He orders us to do the same; pray for those who persecute you. (Matthew 10:13) The curses spoken against others can come back to you, but so can the blessings. He states that when you offer peace and the other person does not receive it, peace will still come back to you, so there is no losing on your part. (Luke 10:6) The only way that you can lose is if you don’t go on and SHOW UP!
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