This past weekend I went to a conference about discipleship, leadership, and more. The preacher spoke out of Acts 28 when Paul ends up on the island of Malta. Verses 3-5 say this “Paul gathered a pile of brushwood and, as he put it on the fire, a viper, driven out by the heat, fastened itself on his hand. When the islanders saw the snake hanging from his hand, they said to each other, “This man must be a murderer; for though he escaped from the sea, the goddess Justice has not allowed him to live. But Paul shook the snake off into the fire and suffered no ill effects.”
Paul shakes off the very thing is supposed to harm him. What I got out of this weekend was things are going to come against, things will be put in front of you to harm you and the best thing we can do is shake it off and focus on God and the promises He gives us.