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

Sade Solomon is a woman who decided to drop everything she knew and was comfortable with to chase after her dreams. Since having the faith to change careers from social work to fashion, she’s been on this relentless and complex journey to discovering her life’s true purpose. She is the Founder of Conversations Beyond which is a platform that provides inspiration to the everyday woman’s style and soul through a faith & lifestyle blog, web-series, and women’s empowerment meetups/events.

7 Comments

  1. February 5, 2018 / 1:53 pm

    Thank you for another good read Sade!! This year I decided I’m doing it all! all the things that I have been waiting to do. The devil is a liar indeed. He will give you a notion that it’s not the right time or wait another year, or get more experience etc. and the worst thing is that he uses the people that are close to us, The ones that are supposed to believe in us haha! what a joke! I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

    • Sade
      Author
      February 25, 2018 / 5:26 pm

      That is so good to hear! You should totally go for it ! Yes, he does but regardless of that, people can’t always see the vision that God has given you! You can do all things through Christ! Lean on Him, surrender your will, and get to work! Share any testimonies!

  2. February 5, 2018 / 6:51 pm

    What an encouraging read! Very well said & exactly what I needed to read today.

    • Sade
      Author
      February 25, 2018 / 5:27 pm

      Praise God! HE always knows!!!

  3. February 5, 2018 / 11:50 pm

    I’m encouraged. Thank you!

    • Sade
      Author
      February 25, 2018 / 5:27 pm

      I’m happy to hear that ! Glory be to God!

  4. Martha Jeshurun
    February 27, 2018 / 7:17 pm

    Thank you so much 😭😭😭😭 is all I can say.

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