They are only distractions and they regarded Saul with contempt and did not bring him a gift. But he ignored the insult and kept silent. 1 Samuel 10:27.In 1 Samuel chapter 10, after Saul was chosen to be the first king of Israel, most of the people were happy and congratulated him. But when Saul went back home, some of the people spoke of him with contempt and despised him. They said he didn’t have what it took to be king, and they tried to push him down, insult him, make him feel insignificant and belittled.
Saul refused to waste his time with these small-minded people who didn’t value who he was or respected the talent and favor of God in his life. They don’t see the favor and anointing in his life. They wanted him to continue being mediocre, simple, insignificant, and average. Just barely making it running behind his father’s mules. He simply chose to ignore them.Is there someone who God has called to a higher place? Is there a dreamer in our midst who will put God to the test?
If you’re going to reach your destiny, you have to get good at ignoring negative comments, criticism, insults, and naysayers. They don’t control your destiny. They are distractions to try to keep you from God’s best. Instead of being upset over who’s not for you and frustrated over who’s trying to make you look bad, ignore them. Jealous people can’t keep you from your destiny. Small-minded people can’t stop your purpose. That’s not a battle you have to fight. Let God vindicate you.
Let’s Pray. “Father, thank You that You are the Most High God, and You hold my destiny in Your hands.
Thank You that You are my great defender when I come under personal criticism and attack.
Help me to ignore insignificant distractions that try to keep me from Your best.