People think when you are anointed, everything in your life should be perfect else they start asking where is your God. Acts 6:8 Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, performed amazing miracles and signs among the people.
Great persecution follows great man and woman of God and God continues to use them. Jesus said what he went through, we will also experience.
According to carnal reasoning the way Stephen was used by God, he was supposed to die a peaceful death. The bible says Stephen was full of God’s grace yet he died a gruesome death. Acts 7:57-58,60 Then they put their hands over their ears and began shouting. They rushed at him and dragged him out of the city and began to stone him. His accusers took off their coats and laid them at the feet of a young man named Saul.
As a man or woman of God going through difficult times, when people mock you and call you names, you don’t have to respond but go to God in prayer.
Acts 7:59-60 As they stoned him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” He fell to his knees, shouting, “Lord, don’t charge them with this sin!” And with that, he died.