But He answered him not one word, so that the governor marveled greatly.
Jesus had many critics. Many people said hurtful, untrue things about Him. He could have straightened them out, spent time arguing, trying to change their minds. But even when facing false accusations at His trial before Pilate, the Scripture says, “He answered him not one word.” He didn’t give them the time of day. Don’t waste your time trying to change your critic’s mind. Don’t argue with small-minded people. What they think of you is not going to stop your destiny or keep you from your purpose. That negative chatter is the enemy trying to bait you into conflict and get you off course. You can’t stop what they’re saying, but you can ignore it and refuse to let it get down in your spirit. You don’t have to respond to the negative. A response gives that person credibility. Don’t validate what they’re saying by answering them. Do as Jesus did and ignore it. When you withstand the persecution, God is about to release a new level of blessing.
Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that You are always greater than any difficulty I will ever face. Give me the wisdom to ignore anything that is just an insignificant insult or an argumentative distraction to get me off course. I believe that You are going to bring me to the next level. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”