“Don’t be surprised when people come against you or don’t see what God has placed in you.
You don’t need the approval of everyone around you to fulfil that dream in your heart.
God will give you the right team, the right people, who will love and support you and speak the truth over your life.”
Joseph’s dream was opposed by his brothers yet he fulfilled his dream. David’s dream was opposed by his brothers too, yet he felled Goliath and was promoted.
King Saul opposed him for a long time but he persevered until the due time. God also gave him helpers.
Nehemiah’s dream was also fiercely opposed, but he persevered, prayed and worked with the people God gave him until the vision was accomplished.
Saul of Tarsus opposed the church, armed with warrants and arresting, torturing believers and even murdering some of them until God arrested and turned his life around. He was himself opposed and persecuted greatly. But God was with him and protected him throughout his ordeal and he fulfilled his vision.
Jesus came to His own but they did not receive him. They called him names. Even Peter, one of his right hand men, opposed His purpose soon after he had made a profound declaration of who Jesus was. Jesus knew Satan was then using Peter to oppose His purpose. Jesus countered Peter’s rebuke with ‘Get thee behind me, Satan.’
So is your ministry purpose, vision or assignment opposed? Look unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of your Faith, Say to yourself: ‘If God be for me, who can be against me?’
“Thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation.”Psalm 91:9
The Israelites in the wilderness were continually exposed to change. Whenever the pillar stayed its motion, the tents were pitched; but tomorrow, ere the morning sun had risen, the trumpet sounded, the ark was in motion, and the fiery, cloudy pillar was leading the way through the narrow defiles of the mountain, up the hill side, or along the arid waste of the wilderness. They had scarcely time to rest a little before they heard the sound of “Away! this is not your rest; you must still be onward journeying towards Canaan!” They were never long in one place. Even wells and palm trees could not detain them. Yet they had an abiding home in their God, his cloudy pillar was their roof-tree, and its flame by night their household fire. They must go onward from place to place, continually changing, never having time to settle, and to say, “Now we are secure; in this place we shall dwell.” “Yet,” says Moses, “though we are always changing, Lord, thou hast been our dwelling-place throughout all generations.” The Christian knows no change with regard to God. He may be rich today and poor to-morrow; he may be sickly today and well to-morrow; he may be in happiness today, to-morrow he may be distressed–but there is no change with regard to his relationship to God. If he loved me yesterday, he loves me today. My unmoving mansion of rest is my blessed Lord. Let prospects be blighted; let hopes be blasted; let joy be withered; let mildews destroy everything; I have lost nothing of what I have in God. He is “my strong habitation whereunto I can continually resort.” I am a pilgrim in the world, but at home in my God. In the earth I wander, but in God I dwell in a quiet habitation.