Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Waiting for Your Reputation to Be Cleared

Have you been gossiped about?

We all have at one time or another--some much worse than others.  (And often we don't know it's happening.)

It hurts, doesn't it?

George Whitefield, the 18th century preacher, was often the subject of gossip and slander.  He tried, when he could, to clear up misconceptions of his gospel work.

But, in the end, he knew that he couldn't control his reputation. He had to entrust it to the One knows the truth.

Whitefield said, "I am content to wait till the judgement day for the clearing up of my reputation; and after I am dead I desire no other epitaph than this, 'Here lies G.W. What sort of man he was the great day will discover.'"

That's not easy to do, but it's very freeing.