I have always considered myself to be a likeable person. I know for a fact that I am dependable and loyal. I love my Lord, my family, my friends, my church, my dogs, my jobs - ALL of whom I cant thank the Lord enough for.
However, when someone boldly lies to me - it hurts - bottom line. It makes me wonder what I did or why I deserve this? After all does not the Bible say - “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you." Matthew 7:12
As I have pondered this situation the last few days, I have come to the conclusion that there is always going to be folks that dont like me...friends that are not really friends....people that are going to hurt me with their lies and gossip...this is the life that we live down here.
The Bible tells me to turn the other cheek - hard to do but I will try after all I am a Christian who is striving to live the way that Jesus wants me to live. And come to think of it, why would I expect people to treat me fairly when they treated Him so cruely...after all He is the Savior of the world - the KING of eternal life and people lied about Him, lied to Him, and crucifed Him.
But the story did not end there - HE AROSE. HE forgave and continues to do so. In my humbleness, I will do so also. Despite the human side wanting revenge....I vow to pray for the ones that feel the need to lie and spread gossip without knowing the facts. I will pray for a forgiving heart for myself and conviction of heart for those who are with their careless words.
Sign me....FORGIVEN and THANKFUL to know who my TRUE FRIENDS are.