Posted by clawfootcurt on Friday, December 7, 2007
Some bad things went on around the office this week and one person ended up without a job, another of the involved persons is feeling down.
Today, I was accused of spreading rumors around the office of what happened, and although not true, it makes me feel bad that my name would be dragged through the mud and that someone would be thinking I was to blame. I was able to explain that I did not spread any rumors, but why should this person believe me. I don't even know who my accuser is. I would like to confront him/her, but that probably won't be possible.
Us christians have baggage sometimes. One of those bags is that in many circumstances, the only connection others may have to Jesus Christ is what they know about you. I have nothing to prove to God, he knows what happened. This other person does not know for sure, but they do know that I say I love God. I am loathe to think that I may be involved in the trashing of Jesus' testimony. But still, God has a purpose. I guess I will have to wait to see. I need to remember that this is a much smaller price for me to pay, than what God did for me some 2000 years ago. I should be willing to go through this refining fire. I am willing.
Friday, December 7, 2007 @3:16:46 PM
Curt. As Christians, we are rightly held to a higher standard. That also makes us bigger targets.
Friday, December 7, 2007 @10:02:29 PM
As christians, we will be persecuted til the end so sayeth the Lord, be strong and rejoice in the fact that he will come again and take us from this evil place, to a far greater place than this, we will be taught by our Lord and savior Jesus Christ throughout eternity, can I get an Amen
Furmans student Says:
Friday, December 7, 2007 @10:05:23 PM
AMEN BROTHER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday, December 8, 2007 @12:57:13 AM
If your conduct is above reproach, then anyone who alleges wrongdoing on your part will eventually be ashamed of ever having thought ill of you. Simply say "I didn't do that" with gentleness, and your subdued reaction will eventually cause any suspicion to wilt. Lend no credence to the accusation by adopting a defensive or antagonistic demeanor.
At some point you will simply have to accept that you have been wrongfully accused. This will be an opportunity to demonstrate grace to the anonymous accuser by forgiving him or her. There is no point in continuing to battle against a non-combative, gentle spirit, so be one, and such episodes will become artifacts of your past that everyone will understand to be incongruent with the kind of person that you are.
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