For I said, “Do not let them gloat or exalt themselves over me when my feet slip.” Psalm 38:16
David was experiencing the pain and agony of people, some even close to him, mocking his situation. The wicked look closely at those whose claim is Christ and they are waiting for the fall out of David. The enemy is anticipating and watching David’s life, so he can bring the accusers in his life to make his situation grueling. The plan of the enemy is humiliation – to expose David’s feet slipping.
No one wants to be humiliated but know God isn’t trying to expose our sin for He wants to forgive us of our sin. The enemy wants to rub our face into our sin until we are shamed. We may be surrounded by people who watch our life very closely waiting for us to slipup. The plan is humiliation- to make us believe and accept we are less then what God has made us to be. When we get in this place, we may find it difficult to see the fullness of life.
Remember, life is more than the opinions of others and more than the mistakes we make. When we are mocked for the errors we have made, the greatest steps forward is to accept the mistake as a learning lesson. Of course, there will be others who will laugh and bring accusations, they are not going away. However, allow even their remarks to be the words which drive us further into the truth of God’s words for us. Some people may be waiting for us to fall, but remember, God is there lifting us up. His truth about who we are isn’t defined by the mistakes we make because God doesn’t bring humiliation, He offers forgiveness.
Today in the Workplace
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