Our focus should always be in the Lord never in men. The moment that we place our life’s focus on us, problems occur. Scripture certainly supports this proposed position.

“Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” Colossians 3-2. Remember: “But the one who endures to the end will be saved.” Matthew 24:13.

Life is full of difficulties and injustices that you and me don’t deserve. The micro aggressions, the many lies and ugly games that we have to deal with… they are for real many times. Be assured, however, that God’s curse is in the house of the wicked,

“The Lord’s curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the dwelling of the righteous. Toward the scorners he is scornful, but to the humble he gives favor. The wise will inherit honor, but fools get disgrace.”Proverbs 3: 33-35.

They choose to disobey God. The price they pay is high… we learn an important lesson about the price of disobedience early on in scripture, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’: “Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life. ” Genesis 3:17.

Chose love, flee from the wicked. Can’t find a good friend, go to church. You are going to find evil everywhere. Don’t take anything personal. Choose God over man, every time. Pride and fear are results of manly self centeredness.

Be God-Centric. Difficulties exist to refine you and me — To refine us all. Focus on the Lord and your faith will set you free. “So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32.

The demons of prode and fear will flee from you.