My mistake was not that I cursed someone out….because I do not curse.
My mistake was not fighting….because I have learned how to turn the other cheek.
I did not steal from anyone, kill anyone, nor did I try to destroy anyone. What I did was help someone. The mistake wasn’t that I helped this individual but my outlook in helping them.
One of the biggest problems a Christian faces is working with and around evil people. Evil people pull you down, always find fault in what you do, talk about your behind your back, lie on you to make themselves look good, etc. Yet, as a Christian we need to remember what God’s Word says. In 1 Corinthians 15:58 states “Therefore, my brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” In Galatians 6:9 the Word reads “Let us not grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
The enemy has a problem…..and the problem is YOU (Christian)! You are not a mistake because you are a Child of GOD…do what we are called to do and show the love of our Father to the world!
It did happen.
No longer could she deny it and no longer could she try to ignore it, it happened.
She was strong-willed and as confident with any individual. She was among her peers a go-getter and pushed through all obstacles to get the job done. She had such tenacity with life that nothing was going to hold her down. Then it happened and she could no longer hold her head up with the confidence she once had.
His acts of violence took the spunk out that she had for life.
In time her healing took place and she realized that the evil he did would show he degraded himself and not her.
Time is our friend. Time heals and with time comes understanding.
In Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 speaks of time and with everything a season. With God He turns the things of darkness to light. Read Psalm 30:11-12 and praise Him!
God Where Were You?
“God, where are you?” I recall asking God that question several times in my childhood.
“God, where were you when Mr. Scott was molesting me?”
“God, where were you when I could not focus and thought I was losing my mind?”
“God, where were you when I wanted to commit suicide?”
OKAY GOD, WHERE ARE YOU?
God has made us a promise and that is to NEVER leave or FORSAKE us!
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you” (Deut. 31:6).
Now that I am in my late 40’s, I know Deuteronomy 31:6 is true, God was always there with me. Mr. Scott had a choice in the matter but he decided to follow through with Satan’s evil plans.
I am stronger, wiser, and more knowledgeable when it comes to fighting this spiritual battle and because of that I am able (with the help of the Holy Spirit) to educate the world on how to overcome such horrific heartbreaking moments.
So, where was God during this terrible event? Walking, talking, and comforting me for what was going on and what was ahead.
Trust in God and he will direct your path!