Recently, I sighted a mini book in my library; it was written about two decades ago by one of my highly respected men of God. The book is titled; “Don’t Mind Them”. I had read it long before now but that day, I was stirred up by the topic of that book. It reminded me of the life of focus and commitment I have been living for years.

Friend, don’t mind them! Don’t mind your mockers. I always tell folks never to allow others to mock what is making them. Like Paul told Timothy, don’t mind those who don’t believe in you (1 Timothy 4:12). Don’t mind those who discourage you; those who say to you that it cannot be done. Always remind yourself that you are possible and God’s assignment over your life is possible.

As a Nehemiah, don’t mind distractors; the “Sanballats and Tobiahs”. Their aim is to distract you and weaken your hands. Don’t ever forget that you are doing a great work. The work must be great in your estimation no matter how people see it (Nehemiah 4:3). You are doing a great work, don’t come down (Nehemiah 6:3).

As a young David, don’t mind “your elder brothers”; those who don’t believe in the capacity of greatness that you carry (1 Samuel 17:28-30). You need to beware of “the older prophet syndrome”; these are people who have lost touch with God and/or are no more in the radar of God’s move. Their only job is to distract emerging leaders. Don’t fall for them (1 Kings 13:7-30).

As a Hannah, don’t mind “the Peninnahs” of your life. These are people who are making you feel worthless for enduring divine process (1 Samuel 1:6-7). They do not realise that the barren woman today would still be a joyful mother of children tomorrow (Psalms 113:9). Don’t mind the threats from Jezebel; the devil can only make mouth but he’s not more than a toothless dog (Hebrews 2:14-15, 1 Peter 5:8-9). Stay strong!

Don’t mind them! Mind God. Mind the Kingdom. Mind your destiny. Stay focused on God’s purpose for your life. “And that you study to be quiet, and to DO YOUR OWN BUSINESS, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you” (1 Thessalonians 4:11). Don’t allow those who do not know your instructions to dictate your steps (John 2:5). Your future is bright. You will get there! Amen!

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria