Matthew 5:11 Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. 12 Rejoice and celebrate, because great is your reward in heaven; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets before you.

Whether we’re on a platform or just getting started in life, someone will have something negative to say about us. Regardless of the negative things they say, we must be convinced that it’s not true. If we meditate on the things they’ve said, the enemy will try to convince us that what they’ve said is true. If it’s not edifying, it’s a lie. The truth about us is in God’s Word. God’s Word says we’re righteous, we’re victorious, and we’re complete (2 Cor. 5:21; Rom. 8:37; Col. 2:10).

When people insult us, we should consider ourselves blessed. A quick definition of the word blessed means, empowered to prosper. Each negative word they say is a building block for our prosperity. We can use their words as motivation to continue on to our destiny. We can use their words as an opportunity to express love to the ones who are persecuting us.

Don’t get frustrated or defensive because people are talking about us. Allow God to fight the battle and consider it to be a blessing. They talked about Jesus and other prophets in the past, therefore, it’s a real possibility they will talk about us too.