I am not very good at hiding my disappointment or in showing my lack of trusting those who continually lie and deceive. I am not beyond being less than honest or ‘lying’ at times in my own life so I have shown grace to these individuals, lately though because it has continued and others have been impacted in negative ways, I brought my concerns to them, they lied even more.
I looked up how to deal with leaders and those who lie on ‘google’. Google is awesome but not as awesome as the Word!
Unfortunately I found several articles that cautioned the one who confronts or challenged these leaders because statistically these types of individuals are far better at this deception and will make YOU look like the liar and the bad guy.
I just want the truth to be known and for the lies and deception to end. Well it has not gone well as I began to stand for truth. I became loud and bold in my disappointment and observations. I began to look like the one causing dissention among the ranks. Haha~ I guess all those articles were correct. and Jesus too. SO.. I continue to seek the Lord and not my own understanding.
I again am NOT without fault, and have not always handled things as I should, but those who make it their life’s quest to use lies and deception to prosper themselves or their agenda, do seem to have perfected this skill. I do not really know how to graciously handle lies and deception and I have pride myself at time and was challenged by someone to swallow mine and see how wonderful certain persons were. I do not dislike them. I just don’t like the lies and deception and the lack of integrity. You see they are representing my Jesus too! I guess we all fall short of representing Our LORD excellently at times. That certainly includes me.
“Once trust is broken it is like breaking a glass. You can glue it back together, but it won’t hold water.”
Once trust is lost, it is hard to believe in that persons word, making it difficult to trust anything they say or do. Their word doesn’t hold water!
Because the lies really seemed almost ‘unbelievable to me’…. I sought counsel and talked with others who have had experience with these same individuals and they assured me that this truly was going on. Yes, these people were so excellent at lying that they will have you doubt your own judgment, perception and knowledge. Beware!
The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart.
Psalm 119:69 (KJV)
There is someone who’s WORD we can always trust and His integrity never changes.
He is the one I continue to look to. As long as I seek HIM and HIS truth, I can continue to walk in grace. (even if I am not doing too great a job right now!)
When you look to Him and trust in Him, He will prosper you and promote you and you don’t need to lie and deceive! It is all about HIM.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding, in all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct they paths” Proverbs 3:5-6
I TRUST IN YOU MY JESUS.
YOU direct my steps.