When Rejection happens to you, don't be surprised, it happened to Jesus. Ask yourself a question, am I upset
because they have rejected me or Christ in me? What were my motives? The Word says "The heart is deceitful and desperately wicked, who can know it? But God.
When you've been Falsely accused, don't be shocked, it
happened to Jesus. Again ask yourself, am I upset because they've falsely blamed me or was it the Christlike life style I portray, they're spurring false accusations to?
Then ask yourself, what would Jesus do?......Nothing, to defend himself, so should we, do nothing to defend ourselves, only pray for those individuals who have come against you in those ungodly ways. I've found in my walk with Christ, even those who are called by HIS! Name can and indeed are used by the enemy of our souls sometimes. Even we can be ourselves.
Just because we are Christians, doesn't mean the devil won't use us against one another, he can and has and will continue to, if we let him. We have to guard our hearts and minds well, being careful what and who we entertain, what we watch on TV, Videos, what we read, even what music we listen to.
Listening to some individuals can be detrimental to ones health. When I was a member of a Prophetic Church,there was a meeting we attended and a prayer line was formed, I was an usher at this particular meeting, and I happened to be standing in the aisles seating people, as they came in. The Minister of the meeting came up to me and said.
You've been listening to filth. She put her index fingers in my ears and said, God says stop listening to this filth, someone is lying to you. Then she laid hands on me and I went down under the power. While I laid there, I saw the face of a women I worked with at the time. She was the one that had been lying to me, she had been telling me that the Lord said she was going to be marring her pastor.
This women; was so into the misconception that she convinced me that was truth. We were making all kinds of wedding plans, the whole works. Well, the misguided women kept telling untruths to me and I kept on letting her, being sucked in to her delusions. After some time went by and no marriage occurred, at least not with her, her delusion switched.
When the meeting was over, I went home and after a few days of contemplating what had just happened I called her and tried to explain my experience at the meeting to her, she listened intently and then while I was off work a few more days, she went back to work and told our prayer circle a pack of lies about me. She even used some of the incidents that happened to me at the meeting; in her delusion.
Several weeks later, I happened to be telling another coworker of the meeting, she was so stunned by my story, she said, Carol wait, no, go on and when you're done I'll tell you something that (B) said, really her name began with a "B", I don't want to reveal her true name. I went on with the story of the meeting to the other coworker and when I finished she said.
(B), has been going around telling everyone, you came to her house, laid on her bed, put your fingers in her ears and tried to have sex with her. I was so outdone, I was initially angry, and wanted to avenge myself, to our prayer circle, you see, some of them had been treating me a little distance and differently, since the meeting time, but I didn't know why until the other coworker told me of (B's) deceptive lies, then I felt sympathy for her (B), and began to pray for her. I had never been to the women's house, ever, and I never did any of the things I was accused of.
So, things were never the same with that little prayer group, I had been falsely accused, then rejected and no matter what actually happened, I looked at them differently as well, I thought, How could they believe those things about me? even the times of our prayer seemed ackward.
Sometimes we are rejected, and falsely accused, but it's the way we handle the situation that counts with God. I hope the way I chose to handle that one was pleasing with my Father.
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