Prickly Pear Glazed Salmon

Are you feeling prickled about something? Worried? Feel as if no one is listening to you?


I actually feel prickled right now ….  prickled at my purpose and the people around me. By prickled I mean defensive and sometimes angry, because I know I’ve been set apart to do something great. However, the people around me have all of these unwanted opinions and suggestions. Which becomes frustrating, because I feel like I’m not being taken seriously or that I sound like a crazy person when I try to explain Pops’ vision for my life. Then I’m left defending myself… Am I the only one who understands this is a direct order from God around here?!! 


The answer is yes! Pops has given YOU an assignment, it is YOUR job to complete it. No one else’s. Your purpose is between you and Pops — no one else  matters.

You have to remember whenever doing anything outside of your comfort zone, and what is considered the “norm”…


there will always be doubters..

there will always be naysayers..

there will always be people who will try to discredit you and all that Pops has done for you..

They will talk negatively about you, turn away from you, and try to make you fail..


but Remember one thing: None of them are God. As long as you keep completing the tasks given to you by Pops… As long as you keep Pops in your heart every step of the way.. As long as you stay steadfast and strong in your walk.. You will be victorious. 

Scripture Reference: Ezra 5:3-5 NIV

At that time Tattenai, governor of Trans-Euphrates, and Shethar-Bozenai and their associates went to them and asked, “Who authorized you to rebuild this temple and to finish it?” They also asked, “What are the names of those who are constructing this building?” But the eye of their God was watching over the elders of the Jews, and they were not stopped until a report could go to Darius and his written reply be received.” 

The non-jews were trying to scheme how to stop the reconstruction of the temple, but the Jews kept building. Kept moving forward, kept working to fulfill their purpose.


When you do God’s work, there will be people who try to delay the process…

try to confuse your choices..

try to frustrate you and get you “prickled”..

no matter what, keep moving forward with God-fidence!

Pops will accomplish His purpose in this world, no matter who attempts to block them. Focus on fulfilling Pops’ purpose for your life and don’t be sidetracked by schemes or slander.








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