This past Monday, I had planned to make dinner and take to share with my friend C, who as you would know if you were a regular reader of Life with Lynnie (LwL) is in a wheelchair. We used to work together, but now that he's unable to function physically, he retired.
However, on Sunday evening, C phoned me and let me know that he wouldn't be able to meet with me on Monday, as we had planned. He was having company from out of town, come visit him!
Well, I was truly happy for him, considering he has no family, here in town. And, even if he has a couple friends, like me who visit from time to time, life can be fairly lonely and/or boring!
This gave me time to do something I had really only organized in my head. I began to write out what I wanted to say at a meeting that I had arranged for Wednesday evening.
Sorry, I cannot/will not give out any information with regards to the problem, nor any details about how this meeting went.
What I will say, is that it was one of the most heartbreaking meetings I have ever attended. And, I pray I will never again have to do again, what I had to do.
I'm sure if you are a true Christian at heart, you will understand that I am not prepared to malign anyone, for any reason. Even if it is deserving.
But, that is exactly what has been happening to me. Hence, the need for this meeting.
In my heart, I thought that once discussion had taken place, and proof had been rendered, people in attendance would see that they had made a mistake. At my expense.
Yes, I have paid dearly, for someone's misconception of the truth. And, it didn't end on Wednesday.
Even after hearing what I had to say, and even after offering proof, it seemed no one cared. This group, who had lied to me, and who had defamed my character, just continued on in their quest to hurt me.
All I can say to them, is... may God bless you.
There is nothing more for me to say. God is in control, and He will take over from here on.
I am thankful that I chose to forgive these people. And, I will continue praying for them, for they know not what they do.
Yes, I realize this is what Jesus said while on the cross, dying for the sin of all who will believe. And, I am not trying to compare myself with Him.
The reality is that I have been hurt in many ways. Financially, my reputation, personally, emotionally... and for a time, even spiritually. But, God is good. He loves me and He restored me. And, that's all that matters.
Still, I was reminded about Isaiah 44:18, "They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut their eyes, that they
cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand."
I will continue to pray for those who have hurt me. It seems that their eyes, ears, and hearts are closed to truth.
Until next time...
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