What to do when you are wronged or misunderstood

imageIt’s never easy to deal with accusations against us that challenge our ability to do our job or undermine our confidence in ourselves. It’s never easy when you believe that you’re being used as a scapegoat and that favour is shown to others in the workplace above you. Does anyone recognise you work hard or appreciate your efforts? Does anyone appreciate you? Are you valued where you work?

When these thoughts and others like them cross your mind it is easy to give in to self pity. It is difficult to admit we have shortcomings when we are learning a new skill in a job that demands perfection and makes no room for human error or mistakes in the learning process. What happens is we listen to the voice of the accuser and take things personally. We replay the lies over and over in our heads giving way to torment and ripping our souls apart in anxiety and worry. We focus on the problem being ourselves and the two become one and before we know it we begin to believe we are the problem. We have believed a lie.

It’s no mistake that the devil is called the accuser of the brethren for a reason. Whose voice will I believe? That of my God and creator who loves me or the voice of one who always lies because he hates me.

Ephesians 6:12 says For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Fight the good fight ladies in the spirit realm. Stay silent and bite your lip. Go to your secret place in God and do business there with Him!! Know who your enemy is – not flesh and blood but the powers of this dark world. Pray against everything that has come against you and bind it up because the weapons of our warfare are MIGHTY in GOD!!
No weapon formed against you shall prosper and every tongue that rises against you in judgement thou shalt condemn! Isaiah 54:17

Read Psalm 15 to keep your heart right when you are accused –

‘Who may dwell in your sacred tent? Who may live on your sacred mountain?

The one whose walk is blameless who does what is righteous
Who speaks the truth from their heart;
whose tongue utters no slander who does no wrong to a neighbour
And casts no slur on others

Whoever does these things will NEVER be shaken!!’

And as for favour over you – let God’s word be your strength Proverbs 3:3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
Verse 4 Then you will find favor with both God and people and you will earn a good reputation.
Praise God it is Him that brings you favour! It is Him who rewards what is done in secret.

It is in God I will find my confidence and hope!