Summary: The accuser will try to use anything he can to diminish your hopes and dreams in your life, including the ones around you, but the fact is this, Other people dont set the limitations and parameters for your life, you do.
Others cant but God can!
Romans 3:3 NKJ
3. For what if some did not believe? Will their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect?
Gods faithfulness, is not based on our faithfulness, or on the faithfulness of those who are around us.
TBS.(the bible says) no matter what, He remains faithful
2 Timothy 2:13 NKJ
13. If we are faithless,
He remains faithful;
He cannot deny Himself.
In the world, the older you get, the more you find, that there are a lot of nay Sayers, in life
you know never a good word about anything or anyone, never up beat always down.
If there is a worst case scenario, you will know the worst what if, because thats the first thing that usually comes to their mind and out of their mouth.
Thing is, most don't even know that there doing it, they have done it so long,
It's like having a flat tire, every time you go to drive the car and I think we all know, it's hard to get anywhere when you have a flat tire on your car all the time!
And then once in a while, you come across someone who is way to up beat, positive and optimistic, to the point of impossible.
Everythings good, everythings great, my life is fantastic, my kids are so smart,
my car, my house, my wife and my life are great and I am good looking to boot,
And its like you say...gag!...are they for real?
And if you have a choice of which one you want to be around, you choose neither!
Its funny how and what other people around you think, do and act,
tend to influence what you think and do in your life.
The old cliché when in Rome, do as the Romans do, is really not always the most sound advice!
If were ever going to see the extravagant life that God has planned for us,
And by that, I mean His version of it and not ours, or the one we might be willing to settle for,
We cant base it, off of what other people think and say, cause after all thats just their opinion,
and it doesn't take rocket scientist to figure out that everyone has one and some people have more than one!
We should never let other peoples opinions, no matter who they are,
carry more weight, than what God has already provided for, paid for and promised to us! Amen?
What other people think, usually just waters down and tends to douse the fire of your dreams anyways?
Just because they dont believe in you, should not affect what you believe anyways,
And if it does, you shouldnt be listening to it , let alone believing it!
Because God is still bigger than anything or anybody, no matter who they think they are, or what they may think they know! Only Gods word is final!
There will always be critics and nay sayers in life.
Its not whats said about you that affects your life, but what you say and believe about yourself, that affects your life.
One of the most important things you can learn is that other people dont have to believe in you in order for your dreams to come to pass.
Their thinking is not going to get it done for you, your words and your faith have power, certainly more power in your life than theirs do.
The accuser will try to use anything he can to diminish your hopes and dreams in your life, including the ones around you, but the fact is this,
Other people dont set the limitations and parameters for your life, you do.
It doesnt matter if other people dont believe, their unbelief should not keep us from believing, in our God given hopes and dreams.
When God gives you a word, when Jesus says come, you don't have to ask the ones around you, "did you hear something"?
Because chances are, if its a word for you, their not going to hear it,
Every bodies not going to have the faith to go, or even want to go, where God is calling you to go, with that word!
That word, that one word, combined with. his favor, can propel you to go places and do things you or anyone else couldn't even imagine!
The bible gives us a classic example in,
Matthew 14:29 NKJ
29. So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water
when the Lord gave Peter a word to do something impossible,
It doesn't say Peter turned around in the boat and ask for the advice of the others,
"What do you guys think? I think He wants me to go out there and do what He's doing!