While they have done everything they possibly could to tear you down, lie on you and tarnish your good name, the best thing you can do is to quietly sit back and watch as their malicious deeds drag them further down while God elevates you right in front of them. And all they’ve lied to will finally see whose side God was really on.
Don’t go into this new year with a heart full of worries and frustration. You were never meant to fight these battles alone. Complete self-reliance in hope for a positive change to come creates even more burden since without God, we can do absolutely nothing. Let Him help you along the way; let Him be your Rock as He is the only one who can get you where you really want to be.
Don’t expect to receive any different from what you have given out. If you gossip, slander or back-bite, don’t expect peace. If you are jealous and envious, don’t expect uncommon favor and unfathomable blessings — they will never find their way to you. If you are hateful and unsympathetic, don’t expect true love and understanding to show up at your doorstep. Be careful what you give in life for likewise is what you will definitely receive.
No one is exempt from occasional discouragement or despair. It does not discriminate in the least. However, a firm, fixed belief that things are subject to change appeases the mind of the one who refuses to allow such negativity to latch onto them.