By Cedric Nettles
There once was a man who had a carriage wagon pulled by 2 horses.When he stepped down from that carriage the horses took off. He was able to see it just in time, and was able to get to the horses. After being dragged he was able to get them stopped and settled. He was scorned and laughed at by onlookers who were unwilling to help him.They watched him risk his life and teased him saying he was crazy for running those horses down, and they could have killed him. The man caught his breath and proceeded to dust himself off. He didn’t say a word. He walked over to the tarp and uncovered it where now you can see that his 5 year old son was sleeping soundly and the commotion did not wake him. He looked at his detractors and smiled and said “You just didn’t know what was in my wagon.”
The next time someone scorns you for having a vision, criticize without giving you wise counsel, or take delight in looking for the wrong evidence to keep up a false perception of you, understand that they simply don’t know what you have in your wagon. It may be possible they don’t want to know.The people assigned to you will speak to your life, been where you have been, and know how to keep their biases out of the picture. They will confront you, shake you, and may make you a bit vexed. Yet, you know what they say is the truth , and based on your truth. You may get a bit upset, but you know at least they speak on an informed and accurate account. Get around folks that speak accurately to your life…Not at it.
Take it as validation that you are doing something right and fight for your dreams. People need what you have to offer. If onlookers who simply don’t know that they don’t know is enough to shut you down, they also shut down those dreams and blessings that may be meant for the benefit of others.