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Ignore Distractions

Today's Word: May 27, 2022

In 1 Samuel 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. Saul refused to waste his time with these small-minded people who didn't value who he was or respect the talent and favor on his life. He simply chose to ignore them.

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.

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