Sometimes I wonder if God only gave me 5 toes because He knew I’d constantly insert my foot in my mouth.
My mouth is always getting me in trouble — even when I am on my best behavior.
More than once over the last few weeks, I’ve said, “That’s not what I meant” and shaken my head in disbelief as someone misjudged my motives.
Why can’t we give one another the benefit of the doubt?
Why can’t we assume the best instead of imagine the worst?
Why are people so obstinate and easily offended?
Some days there is just not enough chocolate to soothe my crushed soul.
Maybe you can relate? If you’re bruised from a verbal bashing, I want to encourage you. God sees you. He understands your pain. Remember Christ came to rescue mankind, but faced rancor and ridicule instead.
When Your Motives are Misjudged Remember:
Truth is a shield to thwart temptation.
The firm foundation of God’s promises is unshakeable ground. Fear will flee as you stand on God’s promises.
“He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in His mouth.” (I Peter 2:22, NIV)
Calm speaks louder than cynicism.
Silence is the best response to sarcasm. Pray for wise words laced with grace.
“When they hurled their insults at Him, He did not retaliate; when He suffered, He made no threats…”
Surrender opens the door to salvation.
You can depend on your Savior to show up and stand in the gap for you every time. He is always your Advocate.
“…Instead, He entrusted himself to Him who judges justly.” (I Peter 2:23b)
This year, I want to stop fearing what people might say and find courage to pray:
Lord, have Your way in me.
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As we stand on the promises in the quiet with surrendered hearts, our Defender will make a way for us. He is mightier than manipulative men.
Turn to your Maker when you feel misjudged by man.
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