God, every day I see people lying and manipulating to get what they want. What am I to do?
Do not find fault, my child. Know lies when you hear them and manipulation when you see them. Rather than pointing a finger and casting blame, pray for them. This is what you are to do; pray for the ones who stand in shadow that they may return the light once more.
Lies and manipulation are the enemy’s work, an enemy trying to cast doubt and hatred. Look for the truth and see what is behind the words. You will know whether it is coming from a place of darkness or light.
Do not become the enemy’s tool by spreading negative stories of others. When you do this, whether through spoken word, television or social media, you let the enemy step into your life.
It is easy to see the bad in people and often more challenging to see the good. There is good, and you must look to that. My light resides in all my children. It is harder to see in some because they have dimmed their light by the choices they have made, but it is there.
When you put them down, you are, in fact, pointing fingers at the light within also…me. Be a tool of good and help them find me. Help them find the light within once again.
My child, I do not ask you to accept lies, just recognize them and act accordingly. If one must put another down to move ahead, he is not winning. He is losing. Do not follow him by boosting him up, nor shame him by putting him down. Guide him gently back into the light.
Please understand, my child, deception has no place in my world. You are not perfect, and as such, there should be no stone in your hand. Instead, your hands should be clasped in prayer and thanksgiving for the blessings you have.
It is one thing to be angry at injustices and demand change for the betterment of all. It is another to blame one who has no control over the change or did not cause it initially. Work together, peacefully, to make this world a better place. It takes many, not one, to right the wrongs of the past, a people working together collectively.
Do not let your frustrations and discouragements allow you to let words that hurt another fly from your lips. When you do this, you step into the shadows yourself. You must cast the enemy aside and shine your light to guide others.
It is too easy to stand behind a screen or on the sidelines and spread nastiness and hatred. You are my child, capable of much. When you see others making mistakes, help them. It is easy, my child, to lay blame. Sometimes, the ways of the light is hard because it takes more courage.
Ensure that you are fully informed. Do not jump to conclusions without all the facts. Make certain truths and not lies support your information. When you accept the lies, even out of ignorance, you take one step closer to the enemy.
Anger only serves to disrupt. When used the wrong way, it can destroy a person and turn to hatred. Do not get caught up in the hatred of others. See their pain and pray for them but do not follow them into the darkness. Forgive the ones who caused the pain and find a way forward in truth and love.
You, my child, are both the pilot and instructor. Sometimes you must steer alone. At other times you will be the copilot, helping another to fly. If you see someone veer off course, you gently guide them back onto the path. This is your role, your duty as my disciple.
Be a leader, a mentor, a confident, and a disciple. Look to how you can help others shine. Whatever you do, please do not dim your light by laying blame. Find the truth, my child, do not find fault.
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