Living Beyond People’s Opinions | RELOADED

How long will you wait to go after your goals? How long will you concern yourself with what others think of you? How long will your DESTINY wait for you to catch up to it? How long will you stay stuck in this place of nothingness waiting for the “right moment?” Waiting for someone to give you a go! Waiting for someone to believe in you. Waiting for someone to say it’s okay, you’ll be great, you got this!

So what will they say? Will they say I’m not good enough? How will they look at me? What will they think about me? Do you know that these are all questions the enemy places in our head to keep us from doing what God has called us to do? Whether you start or stay stuck, people are ALWAYS going to have an opinion of you! Whether you’re doing great or you just cant get it together, people are always going to have an opinion of you.

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When I first set out to do ministry, I had a lot of preconceived notions about what ministry really looked like. After spending much time with God, He began to show me, what my ministry was to Him. I had a lot of people in my ear about what my gifting was, who God was, and what I should/shouldn’t do. I had to learn how to separate people’s criticism, opinions, and “sometimes negative thoughts” with God’s truths. I learned to stop waiting for someone to give me a platform and use the one God already gave me.

I had to JUST START. With a call and without a title, God pushed me to encourage people through the word of God. God pushed me to proclaim His truths on every platform that He’d given me.

I had a similar experience when I changed careers from social work to fashion design. A few people didn’t understand what I was doing and many questioned it. How do you go to school for 4 years, graduate, start your first job, and then change careers within a year? I can admit it looked a bit crazy but it was a part of my purpose. Although I didn’t have everyone on my side and those that were close to me didn’t understand my vision, in the beginning, I still pushed forward. Do you know that someone told me that I shouldn’t get into fashion? The devil is a bold face lie!

Let’s take a quick look at Jesus’ life for a minute…

Regardless of how much Jesus was ostracized, criticized, talked about, and ridiculed; He stayed on His mission. In this sense, we are just like JESUS! They didn’t believe anything He said. How could He be the Son of God? Regardless of how many miracles He performed they thought He was a fraud. The thing about Jesus is: He still stayed on His mission regardless of the criticism. Friends, don’t let the opinions of others derail you from your mission. People may not understand your purpose. People may ridicule you and question your authenticity but just like JESUS, prove them wrong.

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I would hate to be that person that says “don’t care what people think” but if caring what others think will hinder you from starting; “don’t care what people think”.

I find so much joy in doing the things that others tell me I cant do. WATCH ME. I would like to encourage you of this : turn your ears off to the opinions of others. When they speak doubt in your ear, you speak life to yourself. When they tell you you’re not qualified, you remind yourself that GOD called you. When they say you’ll never make it, you shout that you can do all things through CHRIST. Can I get an AMEN?

I don’t know what is stopping you. I don’t know who is stopping you. What I do know is: you have a purpose and a plan that God set for you before the earth was form that is too important for you to be hindered.

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For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. Romans 8:29

Thanks for reading. I pray you were blessed. Leave comments below !

Sade

Conversations Beyond is a Fashion & Faith Lifestyle blog that provides inspiration for the everyday women’s style and soul.

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