Somebody wrote me a stinker a few days ago
The stinker felt like Michael Tyson's famous punches as I read it
Not for the words though, but for the blatant degree of ignorance, untruths, half-truths, assumptions, misrepresentation and falsehood held together by so much venom and
The writer had misunderstood an action I took and rather than ask for an explanation or seek clarity, the person decided to put pen to paper to tear me to pieces
I read the message many times and came to this conclusion
It was my fault
Teachers ought to conduct certain tests
for students before placing them in classes
I didn't do this
I took this person on his or her word that he or she had been in Christ for a while and as such, had matured
I was wrong
I apologized to this person and I had to go back to the Lord to see how I could help this person
become a better Christkind.
In the course of praying and meditating, I realized that there was another like this person
A whisperer who fed the writer with wrong information and ideas that led to the stinker
It was the voice of Jacob and the hand of Esau
The stinker had more
than one author
I needed to help the other author too
I began to pray
I had worked in church settings for several years
I have had to treat different sorts of petitions and I have also attended a lot of panel seatings.
People always have one grief or the other
Sometimes their
agitations are genuine
At other times, it is made up of all sorts of half-truths and conjectures
I was taught by one of my late teachers in the faith that the questioner is more important than the question, for you may have the right answer and yet have an unhappy questioner to
deal with
When people ask questions, they do not always ask for the sake of seeking mental satisfaction
Sometimes, they ask because they needed attention and genuine help
This was how the Holy Spirit made me see this stinker and its writers
They needed my love, support, and help
People with oral diarrhea always ends up building castles but never living in it
Shimei was a good example
He lost his head because he couldn't keep his mouth from running
Shimei would ideally be said to have a case against David, especially because he was a relative of Saul and
in His opinion, David was a usurper
Shimei had no idea that David was anointed at age 17 and saved Saul's life at the expense of his own enthronement by killing Goliath
People who jump to conclusions and feed information to others out of envy and strife are mostly like Shimei
They have no idea what is really going on, so they resort to adding one to two to make one hundred and two!
My words are seasoned with salt, I am a blessing
When I speak on any issue, I release wisdom, knowledge, and understanding on such an issue for the benefit of my listeners
I do not envy or backbite
I was given a life that is far above running my mouth and boastful disposition
I am safe and secure in my preordained path
I do not trip like Moses when provoked by undiscerning minds
I am like Jesus, taking in the barrage gracefully while blessing all

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