The Bible tells us that in this life we will have many troubles and tribulations. God actually allows our faith to be tested. I believe that you are in one of those testing times right now. I am as well. I'd really like to go up to the teacher who has maligned your character and give her a piece of my mind. I just might get that opportunity, we'll see how tomorrow's meeting goes. Mama Bear's claws are trying to stay calm as I see my cub being attacked.
Here's what I'm trying to remember. Before the beginning of time, you were God's idea. He made you. He formed you. He has your days numbered. And in the same way that you were fashioned in my womb, so was this teacher. She was fashioned in her mother's womb. Her days are numbered. I know that you believe in Jesus. I know that when your last breath comes, I will see you again on the other side of eterntiy. I don't know if I can say that about the her. I am praying that I can look at this situation to speak the truth, but to do it in a way that honors God. I would like to handle this opportunity in a way that hopefully, this woman can walk away and think to herself...they were really upset, but they handled that in a way I've never seen before.
I hope that she sees Jesus in our defense. Just becuase you are a Christ follower, doesn't meant that people can walk all over you. But it does mean, that when you defend yourself, you do it in a way that is loving, truthful, not shaming, and honoring to our King. Because at the end of the day......rather, at the end of time itself, all that matters is what our King thinks of us. We all come to His throne alone. Accountable for our hearts.
My prayer for us is that we honor our King in our anger and defense.