Scripture tells about King Saul who had some people come against him. They were making fun of him. He could have easily become distracted and lost his focus. He could have defended himself saying, “I’m a good leader. I have what it takes.” But what did he do? He kept silent. One translation says, “He paid them no mind.”
In life, sometimes that’s what you have to do when people are coming against you. Either it is because of a job promotion, or you started a relationship with someone people do not approve of. Know this, you have to realize that some people are just jealous, envious, or just like to gossip. Not everyone is going to have your best interest at heart. You can’t let those who are against you control your destiny.