The voice of people drowns the voice of the Holy Spirit. It was not they who called you into the ministry! People cannot promote you! If you follow what people say, you will have to look to people for promotion. But promotion does not come from people, it comes from the Lord.
Not only are people powerless to help you, but they often turn against you after a while. Do you remember how people hailed Jesus as the Messiah on Palm Sunday? Just a few days later the same people screamed, “Crucify Him!”
The people who hailed Him did a one hundred and eighty degree turnaround and murdered Him. Do not let the voice of friends or family come up higher than the voice of the Spirit of God.
By Bishop Dag Heward – Mills