Just this week I found out that someone I thought of as a colleague was trying to prevent me from practicing medicine in one specific context. At first I was a little surprised, and then I wondered how I should react. Should I be angry?
Then I started to chuckle. This guy is jealous! For some reason he thinks I am competition to him and his business. That’s surprising, as I’ve referred patients to him, and promoted him in other ways. I am doing things he wishes he could do. The only recourse he has is to use his limited power in this specific context to try and slow me down and make things difficult. How small of him!
So no, I’m not angry. I take this as a great compliment. I am making a big enough difference that someone thinks I’m worth trying to stop.
And that makes me all the more committed to NOT stopping, especially when I know I’m doing what God has given me to do.
Winston Churchill said, “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”
Your turn: How have you responded when someone tries to stop you? What does that say about YOU? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.