Anyone who is called to establish something new or move things toward something new is guaranteed opposition. But for many of us, this is what God has called us to do. For all those who live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution, which is opposition plus. Don’t be surprised when you are opposed by people and circumstances. All those who came before you with the same calling were so treated. But be of good cheer, Jesus, the one who summons you, has overcome the world, and all the opposition it could muster. He will teach you how to do the same.