Nine months ago today, I resigned my previous church ministry. I had no idea what I was going to do, but God made it clear that I must go. The funny thing about it was the rumors that followed. You may even develop some of your own as I share the journey.
When I resigned the church, my wife and I were courting but had not set a date. We knew it would be close, but not just a few days away. The pastor with whom we consulted was ready to perform the wedding on the spot because he had counseled my wife through her previous divorce. I resign on Sunday, get married on Friday…sounds fishy, doesn’t it? My boss jokingly said she was tracking down the days if we announced a baby anytime soon. A little over two months later, we found out we were five weeks along. Just got better, right?
The title would have never given anyone the idea that I would take a minute to talk about rumors and slander. God hates it! But I have discovered one thing – people believe what they want to believe no matter what. The important thing is that you can go to sleep with a pure conscience because your heart is clean.
I knew that people would talk when these things happened, but I knew I obeyed God every step of the way. Forget what others are saying (easier said than done)! God knows the truth, and He will reveal everything one day. Rest assured in that truth today!