I am going to jump right into it! You should not have to guard your heart against your haters. They are full of mockery and insults. Why must you fight because you decide to change your life, your relationship, your career, your friends, and even family members. After all you did not choose your family. During your transformation it is inevitable that you will face ridicule from others, and you need the support of their help sometimes to focus. They always have an opinion about your life. They do not want to better themselves and they want you stuck with them. My mother told me when I was a little girl never let your left hand know what your right hand is doing. So why are you disclosing your dreams and your goals to people who just do not get it. They are going to ask you why you are doing it that way, are you crazy. I would not do that if I were you. Well you are not me. So, follow your heart and your purpose God is leading somewhere.
Just like the case of Joshua and the battle of Jericho. God basically was telling them to trust in him and walk around the wall. They were walking seems like in an endless circle. Guess what finally that wall came tumbling down.
Keep your faith there will be challenges when you trying to change. There is a quote that I live by every day. “If you want something new in your life you have to do something different in your life”. Just remember if it is easy you not pushing yourself hard enough. So, when the haters ridicule you let that be the fuel you need to go that extra mile.