“But the Pharisees went out and plotted how they might kill Jesus. Aware of this, Jesus withdrew from that place. A large crowd followed him, and he healed all who were ill. He warned them not to tell others about him.” (Matthew 12 v 14-16)
- Distance yourself from the problem. Take control of your diary. The difficulty serves you not the other way round. Decide you will deal with it on your own terms and at a time which is best suited for you. (Aware of this, Jesus withdrew from that place).
- Draw people to you who are in need. Only a few follow the plotters. The majority have many needs which they need God to sort out. Don’t be fooled when people say, “Everyone is saying this about you.” It’s not true. The majority are so fixed on their own problems they don’t care what the negative people are saying. They still need your help. (A large crowd followed him, and he healed all who were ill).
- Don’t make things worse by causing misunderstanding. There are times not to post on social media. Quietness is your strength. Don’t let people walk away from you intending to boast of who you are and what you can do but at the same time fail to understand what you are here to do and the who you will not become. (He warned them not to tell others about him).