Haters being those negative voices and influences that want to bring you down. One day while browsing through twitter, I came across a tweet by Oprah. The tweet was simple as this:
As I clicked on the hashtag and researched exactly what she was referring to. I came across some very negative tweets and comments made in her direction that I'm sure she must have came across in her timeline/interactions. My first thought was "wow! How rude". If those things we're said to me I probably would have cried or got offended at the least, but I'm sure Oprah herself is no stranger to this negativity. Being on such a large caliber as she is, she probably comes across more negativity than she would like...as we all do. But, that's the point God gives us what we can handle. When we are at a certain level of life, (hopefully) we've learned how to deal with certain things by the time of great success.
So many people want fame and glory, but don't see the increased negativity that comes along with it, especially if it's not used properly. Also having an "Anointing" will cause you to suffer some interesting things anyway. My point is as individuals we are where we are, for a reason and in the process of working our way up is how we grow. We have to really work to achieve success and that work shows us what we're made of. It builds strength. Don't want so bad to be at a higher position too soon, because you don't know what all comes along with that position.
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." (Philippians 4:6)
Communication with God is imperative so often as Americans we are bombarded with images of fame and glory...and we want to live that life we consider to be the American dream. But God has his own dream for us. We should communicate with Him to see what the very best interest for our lives are, and what direction we should take.
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." (Jeremiah 29:11)
Most of the time what has gotten me into trouble in my life is wanting to do so many things with the talent God has given me and not knowing exactly how to organize and execute those attributes to serve my purpose, but communication is key. If we expect to get anywhere we must use our faith to get us there. We have a voice of support on our side to give us direction in everything. Faith is for the journey. There was a tweet that caught my attention as well, but for more powerful reasons Joel Olsteen summed it up in under 140 Characters:
At a level of increased wealth and affluence the tension is much greater, but Communication is Key, don't be anxious for anything. Be Careful, trust that you are in the right place at the right season in your life and if for some reason you feel you're not, Go straight to the source of all your abundance. Communicate with God. Stay focused on His Positive voice in the midst of all your haters, always.