Have you ever been betrayed, bullied or slandered?
AnswerYes, yes and yes, I have certainly had these experiences in my personal life!
And since this infamous trio, unfortunately, is intertwined in the fabric of this world's lack of kindness, I know that many of you have experienced the same.
Betrayal, bullying and slandering are among the arsenal of tools that the enemy uses to try and destroy your self-esteem; discourage and frustrate you; and to control your existence.
It hurts when you are ostracized and do not "fit in" with your peers; and feel left out when you are not considered to be a member of the "in crowd". It is only human nature to want to be liked and accepted. However, it is more important to not allow this assault of the enemy to hinder your walk with God.
Although, bullying is no respecter of person, age, family nor stage or position in life; and betrayal, slander and gossip are collaborators, neither is too difficult for God to handle! God knows and cares!
Remember that you belong to God and He has plans for your life.
In Chapter 4 of The Wind Chimes of Life you will see how the Life Lessons 101 and most importantly the Spiritual End Zone can help you navigate through the betrayal, as well as the slanderous and bullying attacks of the enemy.
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