Probably people have mocked you and called you names. Maybe they said nothing good could come from your family, or your future can never be bright.

If you have plans of paying them in their own coin when you make it, please drop that idea.

They are not supernatural people to know who you will become tomorrow, so they treat you based on what they know about you now. We all do that. 

Let me give you an example. Assuming the president of Ghana visits your house, how you will treat him will not be comparable to how you will treat a friend paying you a visit. It’s simply because of their achievements in life. 

Maybe your friend will become a president too, but you will treat him now, based on what he has done in life so far. 

This is why you must not pay attention to all the mockery and the mean words, because they speak without regards to your future success. 

Do you remember how Jesus reacted when Philip went to tell Nathanael about him and Nathanael asked whether anything good could come from Nazareth? 

Jesus did not get angry at him for downplaying on His hometown. He said “you are an Israelite indeed, in whom the is no guile”. Why? His statement was a sincere judgement was based on what He knew about Nazareth. 

Sometimes the comments can get very discouraging, but that is the time when you need to believe in yourself and despise what people’s opinions are, and work hard to let your success prove them wrong. 

As you begin to flourish, they might come back to apologize for their mistakes and ask for your help. Do not turn your back on them. Like Joseph did to his siblings, let them eat of the fruits of your labor.

If you carry intentions of paying them back when you make it, you might even be robbing yourself of God’s blessings for you.

This must teach us, also, not to take people for granted. What we know about them is not what they are meant to be. 

Everybody has great potentials and once they tap into it, their success will break bounds and relegate all “doubters” into the zone of regret.

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