“Right after Jesus taught this series of parables, he left from there. When Jesus arrived in his hometown of Nazareth , he began teaching the people in the synagogue. Everyone was dazed, overwhelmed with astonishment over the depth of revelation they were hearing. They said to one another, “Where did this man get such great wisdom and miraculous powers? Isn’t he just the wood-worker’s son? Isn’t his mother named Mary, and his four brothers Jacob, Joseph, Simon, and Judah? And don’t his sisters all live here in Nazareth? How did he get all this revelation and power?” And the people became offended and began to turn against him. Jesus said, “There’s only one place a prophet isn’t honored—his own hometown!” And their great unbelief kept him from doing any mighty miracles in Nazareth. “Matthew 13:53-58
Whether you like it or not, there will always be people who will because of the misconception of your intention or out of envy will come against your pursuit of purpose. They don’t have to dig deep, they know you very well, know your story, know your past, used to be friends, you have shared things with them, they are your colleagues, and you live among them. But they will stop at nothing to want to stop you.
“Your destiny doesn’t depend on the opinions of haters — or applauders, either. They ‘re all making judgments about your future based on your right now, and that’s not a complete picture. Only God sees the big picture.”T. D Jakes
And there will also be people to encourage and cheer you on. They don’t have to understand, but they will stop at nothing to support and help you.
In between things can change, your supporters may become your haters, and your haters can switch to become your strong supporter at a later time
It is better for you not to be distracted by many voices but concentrating on only one voice, the voice of God, the who knows the end from the beginning.
“There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification.”1 Corinthians 14:10
But either way, be careful that you are not caught up in either the accolade or criticism of men.
I remember I got this word from the Holy Spirit, in May of 2005,
” Don’t let either accolade or criticism deter you from reaching your goals.” I didn’t understand then, but it later became my anchor whenever I find myself drifting or under severe attacks in the pursuit of my purpose.
Remember to silence and block all other voices and CONCENTRATE on the pursuit of your purpose.