And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death, And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again. – Matthew 20:17-19 (KJV).
In these Scriptures, Jesus is on His way to His destiny–the Cross. The people around Him do not understand what He means about being betrayed, condemned to death or His crucifixion. Nevertheless, His resurrection.
Many times, in our lives, we are on our way to our place of purpose too. The people around us don’t understand our dream, that spark that God has place in our hearts, and that’s okay.
The key is to follow Jesus’ example. Don’t let them distract you. Just keep moving, as He did, toward your destiny, even if all your friends and family desert you.
God’s opinion is the only opinion that counts. Not those of your well-meaning friends and family members. Follow God and leave the consequences to Him.
– Annagail Lynes