1 Samuel 18:11–16 (AMP) And Saul cast the javelin, for he thought, I will pin David to the wall. And David evaded him twice. 12 Saul was afraid of David, because the Lord was with him but had departed from Saul. 13 So Saul removed David from him and made him his commander over a thousand; and he went out and came in before the people. 14 David acted wisely in all his ways and succeeded, and the Lord was with him. 15 When Saul saw how capable and successful David was, he stood in awe of him. 16 But all Israel and Judah loved David, for he went out and came in before them.

A. Mistreatment will come to discourage you in hopes you will quit

B. If you give up when you are experiencing mistreatment, you give dignity to your offenders

C. Allowing those who mistreat you to sway your actions gives them control of you

D. David endured abuse, demotion, demonic leadership, but he did not quit

E. David understood that his destiny, unfortunately, went through the very person who was mistreating him

F. Some people mistreat you because they have hit the pinnacle of their success and they see that you are rising higher than them

G. Others mistreat you because they do not want to pay the price to be successful

H. No one can ever mistreat a child of God and get away with it

I. You must develop a resolve that you will not be defeated when you are mistreated

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