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Stop the haters

For it is the will of God that by doing good you may silence the ignorance of foolish people. (1 Peter 2:15)

I think that to translate this verse into modern language, it could be "to do God's Will is to shut up the haters by succeeding."

If people are hating on you, they are watching. And if they are watching and being critical, does that say more about them or you?

How do you stop the haters? By having wild success. What does wild success look like? You have to decide what you want to do and be able to turn the criticisms of other people into fuel. No matter what you do, some people will be disappointed or jealous. They want to control you for selfish reasons. Today's Bible verse gives you a window into reality. It is by doing good that we are able to overcome the ignorance of others.

God's will

What does it mean to do God's Will? Does God worry about every little thing we do, or is He just concerned about the big things? Well, in a way, we would have to say both. He does care about everything we do, even though He leaves us a lot of room for self-determination. Now, He does want everything we do to be morally correct. So, according to this optic, He does care about everything that we do. In the big picture, He does have a plan for our life, although even here, he leaves us our freedom and respects us.

Do good

God wants us to do good. We do good every time that we obey the moral law that is written on our hearts and that we can discover through Scripture, the teachings of the Church, and prayer.

Silence ignorance

"Haters gonna hate." No matter what we do, some people are going to want to criticize us. We have to wake up to this reality and stop living in order to keep up appearances for others. Rather, we should live for God.

When we do good always, eventually our actions will vindicate us. Even though there will always be people who will criticize us, when we are doing good their criticisms will be revealed for what they are: petty attempts to hold us down.

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