Thursday, April 21, 2016
The Sting of Betrayal...
"Let Me control your mind. The mind is the most
restless, unruly part of mankind...though my
blood has fully redeemed you, your mind is the last
bastion of rebellion. Open yourself to My radiate
presence, letting My light permeate your thinking.
When my spirit is controlling your mind, you are
filled with Life and Peace."
Jesus Calling, April 21st
It has been quite a week, one that has me reeling and spinning.
It hasn't been easy, yet some weeks are just like that. Jesus never promised easy, He promised hard. Well, He kept that promise.
All of the minute details don't matter. The gist is this: I am a club advisor at the college were I teach. Outside of class, I work with a group of students to help them develop communication skills and leadership skills. In the past week, things have gone south with one of the people in that group. In the midst of a huge project she has created drama and said and done hurtful things. Many of these "things" have been directed at me.
I have asked God to guide me as I deal with this individual, yet
as the truth has unraveled, and I see the destruction of what she has said and done, I am left speechless.
Speechless is not often a stage I go through.
I am having trouble making sense of her rancor and the venom she is spewing. It feels like such a betrayal to her fellow officers. It feels like a betrayal to me.
I recognize that hurt people, hurt people and she is a very hurt person who is hurting other people. Yet it still stings.
I had a hard time sleeping last night as I will be in a meeting with her today. My mind was reeling. I am asking God to guide me. I am asking God that the words of my mouth be acceptable in His sight.
I am asking God to help this student. She is one of His beloved children no matter how toxic her behavior might be.
I am asking God to control my mind and permeate my thinking with His holy presence, just as it says in Jesus Calling this morning.
And in the midst of tossing and turning, it came to me. The "it" was God's wisdom. I could almost hear His voice and it said oh so clearly-
pray for her, pray for her, Linda.
It also said, "Turn off your mind on this subject and turn your mind over to me."
I want to remember the wisdom in Jesus Calling that I read this morning...
"Open yourself to My radiate Presence,
letting My light permeate your thinking."
Could I ask you to please pray for my hurting student?
Could I ask you to please pray that the words of my mouth and meditations of my heart would be acceptable in His sight!!
Thank you for your prayers!
Planting a seed is believing in tomorrow . ...