I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Jesus has also laid hold of me."- Philippians 3:12
How many times have you not done something simply because someone told you not to. It happens more than you might think. You've passed up a great opportunity only to regret it later. You didn't apply for the job because someone said you weren't qualified. Didn't quite make it to the game because it was too cold and the traffic would be bad. You couldn't muster up the courage to talk to her/him because you heard they were "high maintenance."
Why is it that we let others dictate how our lives are supposed to go? You are your own person. You control your destiny with God as the navigator. Sometimes we put our faith in the wrong hands. It's okay to take an opinion but on some occasions you have to see for yourself. Just because something wasn't for them doesn't mean it's not for you. Press on to what Jesus has on HOLD for you.