Do you have someone in your life that just loves to cause trouble? Someone who likes to take your words and twist them and use them against you. A person who wants to cause harm or discredit another person to make themselves appear on a higher level in this game of life. A troublemaker will try to discredit those they are jealous of and will eventually discredit themselves.
It is my tendency when this happens to get angry and want to defend myself. My anger is wrong. God wants us to trust Him even with troublemakers. I am not judge and jury. The Bible says we all will give an account to Him~ including myself. How I handle those who try to discredit me is my business. We don't have to defend ourselves. We don't need to impress others but just be who we are in Christ. He loves us unconditionally.
Let's go even a step further. We can choose to be a peacemaker instead of a troublemaker. We can stand up in a loving way without crushing their spirit.We can pray that that person who means to cause strife will ask God to change them into peacemakers instead of troublemakers. I can choose to kill with kindness and pray God will change their hearts. While I am at it pray that God will keep me from being a troublemaker. I so don't want to cause anymore strife in a world full of pain!
He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.
May we remind ourselves that the trouble we cause will recoil on ourselves and the strife it causes will come down upon our own heads. I pray God will keep my thoughts and mind stayed on what is good and what is right so that I don't wound others by being a troublemaker.