Do you find yourself stressing over what someone has said or think about you? Do you feel a need to defend yourself to other people? Do people tend to take what you say out of content or change it to fit what satisfies their own agenda? Or maybe no one has ever asked you what you really meant by what you said. They made their own assumption and you find yourself having to clean it up.
STOP DOING THAT!!!
The assumptions people make about you is not your concern UNLESS what they assume is true. Let me start at the end and go back. If you have positioned yourself in a manner in which you give someone something to talk about – Stop!! The Bible says don’t let your good be evil spoke of. It also says don’t be a stumbling block for your brother (or sister). So if the problem is you – FIX IT!!!!
But when you know you haven’t done anything and people are still talking… let them talk. Proverbs 4:7 says in all your getting, get an understanding. Understand that people are going to talk. People live for drama. And most people would rather focus on a lie about you than deal with the truth about themselves. (tweet this)
But let them talk, that’s not your concern!!!
Growing up most of us was taught the 23rd Psalms. If you haven’t read it, please go do so. I’ll wait for you. There are many passages in the Bible that I like but “He prepares a table before me in the presence of my enemies” is one of my favorites. This verse is saying that God will provide abundantly for me. He will make a table of plenty just for me. He will give me my hearts desires. He will take care of me. And then He will do it in front of my enemies. This says a lot… First that God loves me that much!!! Then realize there will always be people that don’t like you. (and that’s okay) You will never be able to please everyone. (and that’s okay) You are not exempt from having enemies. (and that’s okay) But more importantly, God will protect me from them and provide abundantly for me in spite of them. (Praise the Lord!!)
So don’t let the naysayers and busybodies that talk about you, mistreat you, or even misrepresent you, cause you to lose sight on what God has promised you. It is not your job to focus on them. It’s your job to focus on God and the assignment He has given you.
You see we all have enemies – I just call mine my motivators. They motivate me to be better. They motivate me to do better. They help me to seek God more. They make my prayer life more focused. My grandmother would always say… “They talked about Jesus. What makes you think they want talk about you?” So don’t get caught up what people say about you. Don’t get all bent out of shape because someone don’t like you. Instead pray for them. Love them and thank God for them. Because that means your table is going to be plentiful and beautiful because
God’s preparations are always over the top!!! (tweet this)
If you don’t get anything else from this blog post, remember you will always have enemies. But God loves you and will protect you from the snares of the enemy.
Until Next Time,