Haters are NOT my Motivation

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The first topic I want to cover is the “haters” arena. I think many people are so quick to call someone a “hater”,when that person has a different opinion on your way of life and how you do things. Many times,we forget that not all critics are haters but simply people who love us and are actually providing us with wisdom. It’s easy to become defensive. I used to be and still am in many ways defensive. It is something I am still working on. My biggest problem growing up was my mouth. It still is. My father still thinks I need to change to the lawyer track because growing up-I was the talker who was always trying to create an argument. The argument was always caused because of how defensive I would become when my father would try to correct me. I had a huge problem receiving correction. I think that this is the issue many have and immediately label someone as a hater when in actuality,that person is trying to provide you with wisdom.

I work and converse with children,teenagers,and young adults all the time and it is a struggle many times. However,this issue isn’t just with this generation but with ages across the entire board. People have a problem receiving correction. We are so stuck in OUR WAY and how I DO THIS OR THAT, that when wisdom comes along-we can’t handle it.

I turn to the Bible for wisdom. In the bible, it speaks about wisdom and what those who are “wise” do. When I bump into people who aren’t religious-they sometimes get irritated when I turn to the Bible for advice. However, even if you aren’t a Christian, the bible has some great advice for everybody-no matter what you believe. That’s why I love the Bible. So Proverbs 11:12 says this: He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour:but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

Now I’m not saying that everyone is on your side. We know for a fact that we have more people who are against us than for us. However, focusing on those who display unkindness towards you is a waste of time.point.blank.period.

“Haters are my motivation”

I ABSOLUTELY DESPISE THIS SAYING. I don’t care how you explain it to me. I take a saying for how it is. Never let those who dislike you be a reason for why you put forth action. If ANYTHING should be your motivation-let it be love. By even giving place to those who dislike you-is a waste of time & energy. I once heard that if you have “x” amount of so many haters,you should be trying to bump it up even more. Your goal should be to spread love to as many people as you can. While you're busy thinking about people who dislike you, there is somebody out there waiting for you to show them what the power of love can do.

“If you have haters,that means you doing something right”

No. It does not. Everyone has so called “haters” and everybody isn’t doing right-so obviously someone is doing something wrong. In today’s society people are quick to call their enemy every name in the book. I think that we should focus on loving our enemies. Loving them doesn’t mean befriending them. However, don’t pay them any mind. Don’t let them be your motivation. Don’t let them influence you in any decision you make. Be careful who you call your haters.

 

Romans 12:21: 
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
Proverbs 24:17 
Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth,and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth: