What would you offer a person when the question of integrity keeps coming up when their name is mentioned?
Yesterday was an interesting day, filled with lots of different emotions. Emotions such as disappointment, frustration, anger, confusion and regret the list goes on. The day started off like any other day. The day seemed to be pretty normal until I received a call from a good friend. My friend that called me shared something with me that I had written to someone else. My friend knew in advance what my plans were, but I did not expect the other person to do what they did. These details sent me on the rollercoaster ride of emotions that I described earlier. My first reaction was to reach out to the person that had felt the need to share what I had been discussing with them with someone I do not know. that told someone that I do know. The person also laid out the details in an attempt to portray me in a negative light. Since it was close to lunch time, I completed what I was working on and then sat down to eat lunch. While at lunch I kept thinking about the incident, still bothered, and in deep thought over how to expose the person for the deceptive, underhanded, unethical person that they are.
Within minutes I began to calm down and see things for what they were. It all became clear to me how the situation should be handled. My spirit said do not worry, you do not need to do or say anything else. I of course was not in total agreement with this, because you know that the flesh is weak and wanted no part in this civilized activity. I was reminded of the scripture in Luke 12: 2-3 2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. 3 Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops. This passage was the answer that helped me to know what I should do.
That scripture revealed to me that I did not have to do anything but sit back and wait, the truth will come out. However, we all know that the flesh is weak so of course it was still putting up a fight the challenge was real, as I struggled to keep my mouth closed. As I continued to think about the events that had unfolded it was becoming clearer and clearer to me like the scripture in Luke 12, that they are exposing themselves each time they share their underhanded activities with others. Each time that they share with people that they believe support what they are doing how they lied and believe that they got away with it. They are revealing that they cannot be trusted. So, they are doing the exposing themselves of letting everyone know about their character. Where is the normality in bragging about how deceptive you are? When that day comes, and it will come they will find themselves sitting all alone with their box of lies, unethical activities and acts of unkindness.
So, before lunch was over, I had my answer, this person needed prayer instead of an confrontation. So that is what I did I took time from my lunch hour to say a prayer for them.
I believe that all acts of kindness maters. It would have been quite easy for me to launch a public attack against this person but the bigger person in me recognized that this person needs prayer more than they need a confrontation or an altercation with yet another person that is questioning their integrity in less than 30 days. I Will offer prayer and forgiveness, Will You?