And in presenting me as an example of a godly man who was diligent and courageous in the Lord’s work, God, perhaps, encouraged others to stand for right, to speak up against wrong, to fight the good fight, to courageously endure hard times, to speak truth to power, and to fight for those that are the lowest and least powerful in a military organization, giving them a voice. Moreover, I have never given just “lip service” to the value and necessary work of moral leadership. I have dedicated my life to it and have proven my merit in many organizations and in many moral/spiritual battles against powerful people in large organizations in the U.S. government and the Army. And although God did not give me victory in this last battle, I’m sure He used the experience to teach or encourage others. I will not challenge the Master on where He wants me to go or why He made me go through various experiences.
He has taught me over and over in countless trials and encounters that His way is always best, and He has blessed me so many times with His overflowing generosity of gifts, teaching me each time how enormously faithful and loving He is, so there is no doubt in my heart that God is using this situation for good, not only for me, but for others as well. Furthermore, I know that He will remember the price I paid and how much I suffered through this experience, just as He will remember and bless the suffering of all of His children. Although, I may not be able to see the fruition of my fight, I trust my faithful, loving, righteous God and know that He has used this situation for many great works that He will reveal to me when I see Him in Glory.
More on this tomorrow.