II Corinthians 12: 19 (MSG) I hope you don’t think that all along we’ve been making our defense before you, the jury. You’re not the jury; God is the jury—God revealed in Christ—and we make our case before him. And we’ve gone to all the trouble of supporting ourselves so that we won’t be in the way or get in the way of your growing up.
Having to defend your personal integrity can be a challenge.
Have you ever been in the uncomfortable position of having to defend your rights or your personal integrity? It can happen in your family, among your friends, in ministry, and in your career paths.
Being personally accused of wrongdoing of any kind could lead a person to an excruciating painful challenge.
Once the information is out there, defending yourself, clearing your name, fighting suspicion and tolerating disdain is a horrible predicament.
People with little information can literally form strong opinions and take unwarranted retaliatory action to the spreading the false word.
I must admit it doesn’t always feel good to have to defend yourself at times. But there are times when we must discern when we should defend ourselves in the proper manner.
And then their other times we must discern when we should just let God handle the entire defense of whatever the matter may be for us.
We must discern when we should defend ourselves against wrongful accusations.
When you ask Jesus into your heart, you are reborn into the family of God. From that point forward, there is no question that you are His child.
You don’t have to prove that He is your Father or that you are entitled to receive defense and support from Him in all situations of your life.
If you are not believed if you cannot fight back with the true story, if now you are distrusted and under scrutiny, the sense of helplessness can be overwhelming.
As a child of God, you are given a promise, that all your needs will be met. No one can deny you that benefit; neither do you have to defend this truth.
Live life with the assurance that you are a child of the King. God is your Father and you will never have to fight for your inheritance.
Point to ponder
If a person is accusing wrongfully to hurt someone else, it is a very aggressive action and the accuser needs help.
Such choices do not foster a healthy existence with generous, loving relationships. Having Christ in your life positions you in the family of God and you don’t have to defend this truth to anyone.
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