This had been on my mind for a while and after Sunday in church I really got confirmation that this is something I should write about.
In life you have to realize and understand not everyone who say they mean and wish you well really do. They will smile in your face and at the same time stab or have someone else stab you in the back while they standing in front of you talking to you. There are plenty of Judases out there in the world and in your life and I can promise you that you wouldn't even suspect half of them. Some of them can be as close as your own family members. You have to understand that your happiness and well being is not really in the best interest of most people. Yea they say it is but at the same time they are wishing they had what you have or they are secretly wishing you to fail and not succeed. The sooner you realize you can't share everything with everyone the better off you will be. Always remember that not everyone will share your happiness and you can't share your happiness with everyone. You have to learn how to live to please God and yourself and not allow others to dictate or jeopardize your happiness and well being. Stay away from negative people and negative thoughts because they carry more weight then you would ever know. At the same time you have to recognize negativity for negativity and not mistake facts for negativity. Pray about everything but at the same time bind up any negative thoughts that someone may have spoken in your presence and on your life. No one really knows what's best for you but God Himself. Realize that most people who speak negative things about your situations really want what you have or they are just unhappy people because their lives didn't turn out the way they wanted it to. Either way just know those are people who you really need to keep at arms length if you can't eliminate them from your life.
Now understand at the same time those haters and nay-sayers are used by the enemy to try and deter us from our destination but know this; God uses your enemies to catapult you into your destiny. They push us to work harder and achieve what we're trying to achieve without evening knowing they are doing it. Please believe if they knew what they were doing they wouldn't be doing it. They would figure out a way to really be on your side, but know they are on the side they're on because God wants and needs them there to get you to where He wants you to be.
You have to come to a point in your life when you know and realize that not everyone is meant to be in your life forever. Yes we have all heard the saying: "Some people come into your life for a lifetime and some for a season". You have to learn how to separate the lifetime people from the seasonal people. Once you can do that you can really start to find out who is for you and who is just along for the ride. After you find that out then somethings will become a lot easier for you to do, like cutting off those dead branches so you may continue to grow and prosper.
Never keep backstabbers around because they will only end up killing you and or your dreams. Never allow anyone or anything to stop you from reaching your destiny.