Monday, 13 June 2016

Example of a Servant - He did not justify Himself



“Then some rose up and bore false witness against Him. Then the high priest stood up in the midst and asked Jesus, “Do You answer nothing? What is it which these men testify against You?” But He kept silent and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked Him, “Are You the Christ, the Son of the Blessed One?” Jesus said, “I am. And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of Power and coming with the clouds of heaven.” The high priest tore his robes, saying, “What need do we have of any further witnesses? You have heard the blasphemy. What do you think?” They all condemned Him as guilty unto death.” Mark 14:57, 60-64
Even tough Jesus was being false and wrongly accused, He did not open His mouth to justify Himself against those injuries. He was not worried about proving nothing to nobody, because He trusted that God was who justified Him. However, when asked who He was, He answered with the truth. Now imagine what it would be, if before the high priest Jesus became altered, and started to defend Himself: “I didn’t do it; I only help people; they are all liars; they don’t like me that’s why they make up all these things; they’re demonized; let fire come down from heaven and kill them all.” You cannot image something like that happening, can you? Well, but isn’t it how you’ve been reacting to likely situations?
In the Work of God for sure, you will face injustices, misunderstandings, or even false accusations. In these moments many become rebellious, they want to defend themselves, they want to make justice with their own hands, and they even curse whoever raised such falsity. They become despaired, in anguish, and even bewildered, after all to be accused of something you didn’t do hurts the soul. Jesus went through this and stayed silent. When someone wants to justify herself, is the same as putting God aside and take control of the situation. It is the opposite when she trusts all of that in the hands of God and let Him justify her.
Of course that when she is asked, she will answer the truth, just like Jesus did, otherwise she needs to know to wait in God. Even if during the waiting time you suffer, go through shame, feel humiliated, people judge or reject you; you need to be strong to face it all. If during this time you feel angry, frustrated, you get tired, think that God is slow and nothing happens; once again you show that you do not trust. The reality is that you do not let God take control of the situation, you want to drive yourself and crash.
How do you react to accusations and injustices? Who is in control, is it you or Him?
Leave your comments and be sincere in your answer, this will be the first step to acknowledge, call things by their name, and give the control of your life to God once and for all.

10 comments:

Dimakatso Molete said...

Dear Mrs.Tania

Thank you of the message, it has being a great help of me as of the past few weeks I have had questions related to this topic of how must one react to accusations and injustices in the work of God. From this blog i have learned that in the work of God one will face injustices, misunderstandings, or even false accusations. In these moments one does not need to become rebellious, want to defend him-selves, want to make justice with their own hands, and even curse whoever raised such falsity. But one must be like Jesus for although He know the truth He chose not to open His mouth to justify Himself against those injuries, He trusted that God was who justified Him and let God take control over His life.All of this is what everyone in the work of God must do when faced injustices.

Palesa Faith said...

Mrs Tania, this has happened with me. I had been told to download telegram and it is very important to communicate. My leader had been emphasising on it and when I replied that my phone has no space, she told me to delete things and I did but still there's no space. Her answer would be as though I don't listen and I'm not obedient it hurts because I tried my best. I even suggested to speak with the Pastor and tell the truth, I was defending myself but then I did not go. Its a big challenge because nobody sees the effort to do the requested. I have now become quite and tell myself that one day I'll have telegram after I find a solution to this problem.

Palesa Faith said...

Mrs Tania, this has happened with me. I had been told to download telegram and it is very important to communicate. My leader had been emphasising on it and when I replied that my phone has no space, she told me to delete things and I did but still there's no space. Her answer would be as though I don't listen and I'm not obedient it hurts because I tried my best. I even suggested to speak with the Pastor and tell the truth, I was defending myself but then I did not go. Its a big challenge because nobody sees the effort to do the requested. I have now become quite and tell myself that one day I'll have telegram after I find a solution to this problem.

Maggie Kadima said...

Thank you so much for this message.

lerato uyg said...

Good morning Mrs Tania,

Thank you for this series of example of servant. every time I read I analyse myself and see what kind of servant have I been.It is wonderful that this series is during the 21 days, for you are able to look inside and see what needs to be changed
For we are in a journey to be like Jesus, what best way to learn from Him and see how His desire was to please God and never Himself. He never had a personal intention but His goal was the will of God, always.

Lerato Maidi said...

Good evening. Thank you ver much Mrs Tania. I remember I used to do the same as well. Whenever something went wrong I would want everyone to know that it was not me,and I thought that it was the right way of getting justice. Sometimes I would keep quite but not because I relied on God's justice, but I still complained from the inside. It took some time before I could realize my wrong doings, when someone spoke to me. This is very dangerous for our spiritual lives, I know first hand.

Naledi(Star)Malinga said...

Good day to all here.

You know this is true, a few hours ago I was going through the life of Jesus and this is what I realised also, they did it all to Him, Pain that they caused Him, but he remained just calm and still.

Another thing I can also add: He never complained either, Did not raise His, voice He did not have attitude towards any of them.
This taught me that complaining is also a behavior if trying to justify oneself. It can also mean that one has not completely surrendered wholeheartedly to the Lord Jesus. We need to completely surrender it all.

When He said "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me".
He meant that we should be aware that all that persecution and hard time He went through we will go through it as well, He was actually telling us that all that happened to Him the same with us and in times of today, even worse may happen. So why should we complain or justify? We need to completely deny ourselves, then we won't need to behave in such a way.

Thank you

ms guni, England uk said...

I went through hell a few years ago. A group of my church friends ganged up and lied about me. I faced the humiliation for nearly 3 years. I ended up having bad eyes and grudges toward the people.
I tried to defend myself and I ended up looking like a lunatic. It's only when I had just let go that I was truly defended by the highest of all powers.
The humialtion was over that I went down on my knees and couldn't do or say a word. It is when I told my testimony I cried not out of pain but gratitude that the ones that reported me were my witness in Christ's glorification.
I will not lie to follow true Jesus isn't easy. Along the road you will be called fraudster, whore, slut liar and other swear words I can't say at all.
When you come out of this you will be a newer person.
Amen

Agnes N said...

I went through situation like this before confronted as Jesus being asked I thank God I didn't explain or justifie myself but then I complain a lot on my own at home I mean with my family you can't beat me in defending myself and this is the problem because injustice happen every where so with this behaviour things git worse because now understang God wasnt the is just me and with this post I learned to let God and for me to stop complaining or wanting to prove people wrong

Agnes N said...

I went through situation like this before confronted as Jesus being asked I thank God I didn't explain or justifie myself but then I complain a lot on my own at home I mean with my family you can't beat me in defending myself and this is the problem because injustice happen every where so with this behaviour things git worse because now understang God wasnt the is just me and with this post I learned to let God and for me to stop complaining or wanting to prove people wrong

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