Why when we are on track, people criticize us like we were doing something wrong? Why every time we make a sacrifice, one hurts more than the other? Why when we are sacrificing, is fasting, is rising at dawn to pray, there’s always someone who is criticizing? Because we are pleasing God and displeasing to the devil. Evil always use someone who is close to attack us and try to harm us. Use people close both at home and in church or at work. When we are baptized with the Holy Spirit, we must kill our meat every day and that’s a sacrifice. When we have a goal, and we where to have the answer, has no evil rises. Try any doubt, discouragement, in short, a lot of things to try to stop us.
If you are firm in their purpose and are suffering persecution, being humiliated in your house or your church, do not be discouraged, keep steadfast in its purpose because it only happens to those who were chosen by God to glorify his name. If you are going through this, pray, talk to God and let others think what they want because God is with you. This is Servor God. Those who are being persecuted and humiliated because of their faith in the Lord Jesus, are having some notion of what the Lord Jesus was on the way to Calvary. Therefore He says: And that does not take his cross and come after me, can not be my discípulo.Lc 14:27.
So we see that many are called but few chosen. Not everyone wants or can carry his cross because he feels sorry for themselves. As if God says that I’m going with you! That is what we have to drive.