David wrote, “The Lord said to my Lord, ‘Sit in the place of honor at my right hand until I humble your enemies, making them a footstool under your feet'” (Psalm 110:1, New Living Translation). I love this verse, for in essence, it shows us that God will lift us above our enemies. The more I meditate on this verse, the more I’m inclined to rejoice when people work my nerves, run their mouths, or let the devil use them. They think they’re impeding my progress, but they’re actually fast-forwarding it! If they’re not careful, they’ll be eye-witnesses of a modern-day Psalm 23:5 experience: “You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies …”
Every destined person had a hater, or two, just before fulfilling her or his purpose. Jesus had Judas, David had Saul, and Joseph had his brothers. The more Joseph dreamed and understood his purpose, the more they envied him. They even threw him in a pit and sold him into slavery to stop him. But they didn’t know the pit had a trampoline in it! Joseph rose to prominence and declared, “You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good …” (Genesis 50:20, New Living Translation).
Jesus, David, Joseph, and Moses went higher through their haters, and so will you. Don’t let the critics abort your assignment! Rather, appreciate them for helping you blast off to your destiny!