I Encourage you to Not allow those with no integrity, little faith, who are mad at God, who do not trust, or expect God to be God because of doubt and unbelief, those who are too fearful and pride filled to Trust Him, To move you from Obeying what God told you to do!
You also have some believers who act more like sinners than they do believers. Many of them are acting out of their brokenness and hurt, they are mad at God for some reason, they are emotionally and spiritually immature, they do not spend the time necessary with God learning Him and His Love.
They may be jealous of your faith and trust, but would rather be jealous and hateful then to ask you how did you gain so much Faith and Trust?
These types will try their best to discourage you, they will spread gossip they will call you names, mock God, talk about Jesus, try to argue with you, try to find reasons why you can't do what God said With Him you Can Do! They seek to make us stop moving in God's purpose for us.
They do not have a relationship with Him, you can tell by the way they speak- one moment seemingly on your side, the next they are lashing out at you because you Believe And because, you disregard their way of doing things without God. They are masters at blaming others, at not taking responsibility for their actions, thoughts and words. Or their lack of all of those. They are masters at being passive aggressive manipulators and hypocrites.
Some folk are just immature, and full of ego and pride. Some folk will be jealous of your Faith and Trust in our Lord, they want your righteousness, but do not to do what is necessary to do.
That darkness has a strong hold on them, and the Light in you reaches for them, to help them... but they run, attack, lash out, etc...
If they can get you distracted, off course, reacting through emotions, then you will not be the Help to others God has sent to you, and you will not accomplish God's Will for each day.
We have been prepared for folk like this--There is no reason to worry they have no power unless you give them some.
In the name of Jesus, What ever you ARE Trusting God for, Believing God for, Keep Expecting Him to do what He promised!
Keep obeying Him no matter who around you comes against you (so called friends, even other believers, family, co-workers, etc...)
On feet of Faith & Peace
Isaiah 50:4/Isaiah 52/Jer 20:9-10,11-13/Joshua 1:9
Resting In His Faithfulness,
One Day At A Time By Radical Faith.
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