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Beyond Critical Voices

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

“Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise...”
(Micah 7:8, NIV)

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria

Anytime you set out to do something great in life, there will be critics. If you’re going to be a great businessperson, coach, student, leader or employee, there will be opposition. The more success you have, the more opportunities there will be for distractions. The higher you go, the more haters will come out. When you start stretching to a new level and pursuing what God has placed in your heart, the jealous people, the critical people, and the small-minded people come out of the woodwork and start making negative comments, but you don’t have to let that distract you.

If you are under pressure today, if the critical voices are coming against you, know that it’s because you are making a difference. Don’t let them throw you off course. Instead, dig your heels in, set your face like a flint, and say, “I will not get distracted. I will not get drawn into battles that don’t matter. It doesn’t matter what others think; it matters what God thinks!”

Today, look beyond the critics. Stand strong in adversity. Press forward to what lies ahead and win the prize of life that He has prepared for you!

A PRAYER FOR TODAY

Father, today I choose to let go of the negative voices, offenses and hurts from critical voices. I choose to focus on You and the good plan You have for me. Give me Your peace and joy as I move forward in the victory You have prepared for me in Jesus’ name! Amen.

— Joel & Victoria Osteen
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  • v WALLAHALLA
    very timely for me...I work with some very offensive people
    1295 days ago
  • v NANCYPAT1
    Lovely and meaningful blog. Thank you.
    1295 days ago
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