For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance. He will not regard any ransom; neither will he ret content, though thou givest many gifts.
As much as you need to be affirmed and understood, at some point you must ask yourself, “How much am I willing to lose in order to be accepted?” People do not always want to see you move upward.. Can you endure the pressure they will put on you to come down? Be like Nehemiah, who said, “I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down” (Neh. 6:3b).. God may be grooming you right now for a new level by exposing you to opposition and criticism.. God builds your immunity so when the greater blessing comes, you won’t break..
Successful people tend to be passionate people.. You can be passionate and not be successful.. Passion, basically, is raw power.. If it is not focused, it becomes an animalistic force.. But if you can focus passion for a divine purpose, you will be successful.. The central point is: “How bad do you want to be blessed?”