When we walk close to God, we aren’t derailed by false accusations because our life isn’t about us–it’s about Him. We know Him well enough to understand that He can handle it. He gives us His perspective: The battle we’re fighting is much more important than maintaining our frail reputation or insatiable ego! I remember the first time God began teaching me this lesson:

I was in court and another attorney accused me of lying to the judge. This was completely shocking and I was really angry. How dare he falsely accuse me of lying?! Honesty is the basis of my reputation and livelihood! Later that evening, when I was griping to God about being wrongfully accused–His direction was clear: “Take yourself out of the equation sweetheart—I got you.” Ok–wow! He reminded me that when I’m living for His glory–my job isn’t about me. My job in the courtroom is to honor Him while I search for truth and procure justice (and sometimes mercy) for my clients.

If my job isn’t about me, then I can allow Him to handle the false accusations while I focus on the mission. He taught me that when the accusations arise, I can immediately reach for His hand. This really works! When I turn to Him immediately after I’ve been assaulted by a false accusation, He gives me His wisdom to answer, His strength to move on, and even–His compassion for my accuser.

God knows the heart heart of everyone–even our accusers.

When we’re close to Him, He gives us an answer for every accusation. He says: “Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.” (Jeremiah‬ ‭33:3‬) Living for God’s honor doesn’t mean we’ll be free from personal attacks; it just means we can rely on Him to defend us. No one defends their children like God does! However, He can’t protect our heart if we’re running from Him. His protection on our heart comes when we seek to know Him and live by the code of honor in His Word.

From the book, “Essential Faith” Volume 2 available on Amazon by clicking HERE .

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