Q. Dear Terry, “Everyone around me seems to be sick! Most of my co-workers have a cold and I think my kids are getting sick too. What is something I can take on a regular basis to prevent getting sick?” – Emily B., Wilmington, DE
Q. Dear Terry, “I always look tired, no matter how much sleep I get. Every morning I have dark circles under my eyes. After spending lots of money on creams and lotions, I realized those probably aren’t the answer. I’m looking for a natural approach to help this issue. What should I try?” – Alicia H., Puebla, Mexico
Q. Dear Terry, “I am interested in trying a hemp or CBD product. Several of my close relatives have cancer and I’m looking for natural ways to prevent cancer. Is hemp a good thing to try? Are there other natural things I could take too?”– Curt P., Fort Smith, AR
If you’re going to pursue greatness, if you’re going to be a great businessperson, a great teacher, a great parent or a great leader, you have to understand that not everyone is going to cheer you on. I’d love to tell you that your family, friends and coworkers will celebrate you, but that’s not necessarily the case. Some people simply can’t handle your success. As you grow and increase, as God pours out His favor on you, someone will get jealous and start finding fault. Don’t be surprised if a relative tries to belittle or discredit you. You can’t focus on making everyone around you happy or you’ll start changing and lose sight of what God has placed in your heart.
Remember, your destiny is too great to be distracted by people who are never going to affirm you. Don’t take it personally. It’s not about you. It’s their problem. Shake it off, run your race, and be great anyway.
Having greatness in the midst of criticism begins with forgiveness. Don’t hold a grudge. Bless those who curse you; pray for those who spitefully use you. As you keep doing what is right, God will honor you. He’ll promote you, and you’ll be great in the midst of criticism!
"Father, I come to You today with an open and humble heart. I choose to forgive those who have criticized me. I choose to bless those who have hurt me. I choose to be great because You have equipped and empowered me to be great in the midst of criticism in Jesus’ name! Amen."
"But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you." (Matthew 5:44, NKJV)
“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease”. —Thomas Edison