Ever felt misunderstood? Ever been lied on? Ever felt hated by people for no reason? I know I have! It's all of the above for me. This is currently what I'm going through in my life at this very present time. For the sake of professionalism I won't be diving too deep into the details of the situation but I will be talking about what I've learned through going through this situation.
One Thursday I found myself sobbing because of some hurtful untrue words that were said about me by an administrator on my job. I was very upset and confused by the situation because I felt that with the few interactions I've had with this individual I have always made a conscious effort to put my best self forward. However, it's clear that this person didn't see it in that way but barely had anything good to say about me.
At this point I found myself questioning why am I here I this job? No one should have to go through this so why am I? Of course as a Christian I went to God about the situation. I talked candidly to him about my feelings and asking for his help. What I heard from him was along the lines of "Do not worry about the opinions of others you do not need their approval you only need my approval. I will be your final judge not anyone else but Me alone. I do not consult other people concerning you. I anointed you for the job that you have.
No one can take you out of it except me alone. I have to give the green light to anyone who wants to make a move. You are my daughter, my jewel, my chosen one. I paid the price for you, no one else. Trust me and rest you cares on me. Selah."
After that I was like you know God you are right. Before talking with God I wanted to go to the person and clear up these mis-understandings this person had about me. But scripture says, "Be still and know that I am God." Exodus 14:14 says, God will fight your battles for you all you need to do is be still. We are always quick to take action when most of the time we need to sit back and let God handle it. It's clear that satan has the mind of this individual. Their judgement is clouded. I do not have the power to change their opinions about me but my God does. I prayed to Him to change the mind of this individual to help them to see me for who I truly am. See you can't change people but God can. Seek him and he will intervene on your behalf. You just need to be still.
I know that I am at this job for more than just teaching kids math, science, & social studies. No, that is not my mission but my mission is to be a light for others in that place of darkness. To tell other little children that their worth and value come from Christ alone. Therefore, this little situation was nothing more than a distraction to throw me off from doing God's work.
I want to encourage you who are reading this post with words from Psalms 56. This Psalms has really helped me through this situation. I will continue to meditate on it as I go through the last few months left on this job. "When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise - In God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?" Ask yourself what can mere mortals - little humans - do to you?! You serve a great God that records every tear you cry. God will handle your enemies just be still. You cannot base you worth or value in the words other humans speak about you. You must stand firm and steadfast on the words God speaks about you! Tell yourself daily you are the head and not the tail, you are fearfully and wonderfully made, you are his son/daughter, his chosen one, His masterpiece. Therefore, when you get attacked you can rebuke those words because you know your true worth & value. Be blessed.
Have you experienced a situation similar to what you just read? If so leave a comment below and let me know how God is working it out for you.