How many times have you gotten caught in the web of other people's jealousy, belittling, criticism, and small-mindedness? We are merely human, with emotions of the flesh which cause us to react to these types of people. For whatever reason they do what they do, we need to stand our ground and remember that they don't control our destiny. God does.
People who don't celebrate you, your successes and achievements, people who will try to make you feel small, people who are jealous of you. These people are merely distractions in life designed to tempt you into their own shallowness to prevent you from God's best. Your purpose in life is too important, time too valuable to get caught up in it.
The ultimate judge in your life is God. Only God. God tells you that you are designed in His image, blessed you with his grace and glory, giving you authority over evil and the power to do His work just by using your words and prayers! So if God says that about you, why listen and give credence to what the jealous, critical and small-minded people say? Who has more authority in your life? If you listen to those people instead, that poison will seep inside of you and you will find yourself fighting a battle that you were never supposed to fight to begin with!
Isaiah 54 says that no weapons formed against me shall ever prosper! God says that you will see His wonders, meaning; His protection, His vindication and His favor!
You are not defined by your past, God says you are being prepared for the future. The future lies within God in His Glory. We need to shut the world's noise in our heads and start listening to only one God for He is AWESOME!!!!!
Until my next rant.... LOVE ONE ANOTHER!