“Now JOSEPH WAS WELL AND HANDSOME, AND AFTER AWHILE HIS MASTER’S WIFE TOOK NOTICE OF JOSEPH AND SAID “COME TO BED WITH ME”. BUT HE REFUSED….”
Everybody in life faces moments in which they come under severe attack.
A moment where trusted people tell half-truths about you. You are lied about, looked down upon, doubted and considered incompetent, inconsistent, insincere etc. Moments where your reputation is damaged and your integrity questioned. Friends, co-workers, husbands, wives even people who have never seen or met you, in an attempt to justify themselves, spread lies about you that have no basis in fact. In our beloved country, politicians, and rather sadly, many Christian leaders are good at spreading lies and looking down upon people.
No one is baptised against afflictions or immune from times they are lied about, looked down upon or doubted.
Sometimes, it’s the natural consequences of our own poor decisions. In most cases however, it is the unfortunate response to others deliberately doing horrible things to us in an attempt to win some favour and discredit you. (I will tell you how the lies of someone made me lose my sponsors and created a serious friction between us, but not today). When people in certain situations don’t know all the truth about an issue concerning you, it gives rise to speculations. Whatever it is, everyone must endure tough times and seasons when relationships turn tense, their self-confidence broken, their reputation is injured and their integrity is questioned and they feel as though they want to run away.
The only answer is to outlast your detractors and critics. Allow time and the consistency of good choices to prove you right. Silence them with success and then allow them to continue to display their ignorance.
(To be cont)
Stay blessed always and remember to love someone and mean it.
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Rev. Prophet Luke Luki Barson is the Senior Pastor at Liberty House Christian Centre at Tema Community 25.
He has studied at the University of Ghana, the Methodist University College and the Christian Service University College.
He is currently a PhD student at the University of South Africa.