Updated: Apr 18, 2018
I was reading Mark chapter 8 where Jesus tells His disciples about His forthcoming death and resurrection. As He tells them that the Son of Man must suffer, be killed, and rise again, Peter takes Him aside and began to rebuke Him. Jesus then rebuked Peter by saying, "Get behind Me, Satan! For you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men." (Mark 8:33).
Sometimes people will rebuke you for things because they are thinking on a worldly level, and not a Godly level.
We must keep God's intentions for our lives first. Although Peter had a good heart, he was thinking with his worldly mind by rebuking what Jesus was telling him had to come to pass. Peter was not considering the fact that Jesus had to die so that we could be saved. I do not think Peter had bad intentions, he just was not looking at the situation from a spiritual level.
I told a close friend of mine that I was writing a book after recently going through a troubling situation. She rejected it without knowing what it was about. She assumed I was writing to expose the actions of a person I have recently parted from, but the book is about turning one's pain into God's purpose for our lives. Looking at it from a worldly point of view, one would think that I am trying to shame the other person involved in this situation, and that is not the case at all. The book is to show how miraculous God is in our time of trouble, and how he has the ability to turn a mess into a masterpiece.
God is the only person that can examine our hearts. He is the only one who knows what we are thinking and feeling on the inside. You can easily get sidetracked by worrying about the opinions of men, when men can only examine what is on the outside. If your heart is in the right place, move forward with whatever God has placed on your heart to do. People will reject it because they do not understand. It is not your job to explain these things to people, but God will allow them to be exposed to the truth in due time.