Fact of life… People are fickle.
As long as they get their way, you are the best person they’ve ever met. But once their preferences get challenged, suddenly you’re the biggest liar and crook they’ve ever heard of.
Ever experienced something like this?
You’re living in what seems to be a dream. Your family is growing, your ministry is thriving, your reputation is increasing. But then…
Do one thing to rock someone’s boat and, suddenly, you are the same person, living with the same passion, leading with the same integrity, but popular opinion has turned against you in the blink of an eye.
People don’t understand your motives and don’t get your vision, so they choose to believe that you’ve suddenly turned against them and their church. Simply because you questioned the status quo.
They feel they have to do something and the only weapons at their disposal are lies, gossip, slander and dissension. And they wield them well.
You take bullet after bullet. Your character is questioned. Your family is hurt. Your ministry is damaged. Your reputation is trashed. And you start begging God to let you out of your calling.
If you’re in a ministry of any sort – paid or volunteer – you will experience something like that at some point. And you’ll have to make a choice…
Chase after the lies and waste valuable Kingdom time spinning your wheels.
Ignore the false accusations and let the light of Christ in your life expose the lies for what they are.
Stop letting their lies cause you to abandon your calling. Refuse to waste your time on minor annoyances and commit yourself to a life of intense integrity. The truth WILL win. In might not be today or tomorrow, but it WILL win.
1 Peter 2:12
Live such good lives among [them] that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.