One challenge you would encounter in your quest to do excellence is Negative people. They will mock you and give you many reasons (facts) why your plans will fail, or that you are not good enough to offer solution to a problem. It is important to identify these group, and pay less attention to them so that you can move towards achieving your divine destiny.
Consider the scripture below;
When Jesus entered the leader’s house and saw the flute players and the disorderly crowd, he said, “Go away, for the girl is not dead but asleep!” And they began making fun of him. But when the crowd had been forced outside, he went in and gently took her by the hand, and the girl got up.(Matthew 9:23-25, NET Bible)
From the story Jesus saw the girl was asleep but the crowd thought it was over. So when He said that she was asleep, the crowd laughed. Here is my point;
People may not see what you SEE because of the anointing of God upon your life.
The idea/dream/vision you have today may not make sense to friends, family members, etc. They may say “well, you know this can’t work, it is impossible.” Here is another point: If you don’t keep them out, they will kill your dream/vision.
The second story is about David. His own brother couldn’t relate to his capabilities. He thought David was the “sheep” boy, arrogant, and attention seeker. The scripture tells us in 1 Samuel 17:30 that “And David turned away from Eliab to another…”. David went on to the next, said the same thing till his words got to the King.
Are you ready to hold on to what you believe in spite of opposition?
Your vision is too big that it would only take courageous people to urge you on. Remember…iron sharpens iron (Proverbs 27:17). And the God who deposited that vision in you has promised to lead you, guide you, and protect you so don’t let people with limited scope keep you from moving forward. All you need to do is to take A STEP away from such people. A step away from them is a STEP towards greatness.
I’m not advising you to cut ties with them but to keep a distant when it comes to your targets/goals/dream/vision/etc. It will interest you that when you achieve positive results, they will make 180 degrees turn to cheer you on. After all, everyone wants to partner with winning team. The seed of greatness is in you. God bless you!