Sept. 3, 2022

My Life

by Jennifer Johnson (author's profile)


My life [underlined]

Two weeks ago I had a bunkmate - everyone in her ear about me. She always been a bad bunkmate etc. But when she was having seizure and mental health moments. My other bunkmate and myself went out of the way to help. Amongst some of our friends because we felt bad for her. Well the girl begin make serious accusation against us and start a whole bunch of drama. With me everyone thought what this girl said about me was true. Until she begin to lie on a lot of people and lie about her life. I often have people who try to correct me when I haven't done anything. Every time I been corrected because people believe what the bunkmates said. Just like this one lied all the rest of them did as well. The only thing this girl got caught up in her. The whole C/P [?] side seen I wasn't lying when I said I wasn't doing nothing. This has been my life for the last three years. One girl said i threaten her with a lock but that never happened. But I was moved out of my two man room placed on a top bunk where I have been for the last three years. The saddest thing the girl pull me in the corner admit I started the whole thing with your name in it. I will make it right I am so sorry.

When people who lie on you out of pride and selfishness. Pray that as what I did in God reveal I didn't do anything. Sometimes people are miserable that is why they spread false rumors on others or lie on them. The girl was taken out of our room but the damage has been done. We are still [?]ialing from it. Some correction doesn't come from a good place. That why every individual needs to weight what is being said and who the person is. This word right here encouraged me through this situation.

The word for you today David said to Nathan, 'I have sinned against the Lord." 2 Samuel12:13

Can you be corrected?

God sent the prophet Nathan to confront King David over his affair with Bathsheba. As King, David had the power to have Nathan put to death. But he didn't. He humbled himself, received correction, repented, and was restored to his throne and God's favor. Question: Can you be corrected? If you can, your future is bright and your potential is great. [begin highlight] But you must [begin underline] be discerning. Not all correction is constructive and therefore does not have to be accepted. Someone may desire to tear you down, diminish your self esteem, or manipulate you into accepting their way of thinking. [end underline] So you must make a habit to analyze the motivates of the person who is correcting you. Ask yourself these questions: (1) In the past, has this person shown a genuine concern for my personal wellbeing and development? (2) What does he or she gain personally if I accomplish the behavior they are recommending? What do I gain? What do I lose? (3) Is their attitude one of kindness, or am I feeling attacked and demeaned? Be careful; don't confuse a person's imitation over your behavior as a personal attack. (4) After they criticize me, do I feel like a hopeless failure, or do they communicate faith in my capacity to change? (5) Are they dedicated to sticking with me through the change? The Bible says "faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful (proverbs 27:6) Since God loves you enough to send people into your life to correct you, receive them because they have your best interests at heart. [end highlight] -Men & Women of Restoration Outreach Ministries, Inc

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