I think when things go terribly wrong, I put on a good face and adjust the truth until it sounds better than it really is. My motto is never let them see you sweat. No one needs to know the whole ugly story. And if someone asks, well how rude. I don’t owe them the details of dreams shattered and promises broken.
I like to tell about hard-learned lessons, about mistakes made and hasty decisions that lead to disastrous consequences in a spiritual context. That’s how I view my history. I did this and that happened, and then I found scripture that told me what I should have done. This is one of the processes that I call God “speaking” to me. I like to blog about spiritual truths and it isn’t always necessary to say,”let me tell you what so and so did,” wringing my hands and whining for sympathy. Perhaps if I share what I’ve learned someone can be better equipped to say no at the proper time. Or perhaps one might see the value of close study of Bible truths as a way to a joyful life.
Some where along the line, I slapped my forehead and said, “I should be studying the Word EVERYDAY! I could have all this knowledge in my heart, or in my frame of reference. I might have foregone the painful experience of learning through harsh experience and discipline.” I’m never to old to learn and I’m have deep gratitude that I have a close, personal relationship with the Lord.
Matthew 22:29 “But Jesus answered and said to them, “You are mistaken, not understanding the Scriptures nor the power of God.”