One of the most painful things about betrayal is that it comes from someone close. Psalm 55:12-14 says “12 If an enemy were insulting me, I could endure it; if a foe were rising against me, I could hide. 13 But it is you, a man like myself, my companion, my close friend, 14 with whom I once enjoyed sweet fellowship at the house of God, as we walked about among the worshipers.”
Being betrayed is very painful and causes many to close themselves in, making life more difficult. Jesus was betrayed by his friend Judas. From reading the bible, Judas was not an evil person. If he was evil, he would not have felt so much pain about what he did that he committed suicide. He was a messed up guy who kept his selfish interests closer to himself than we should as believers. I am convinced he thought Jesus could save himself and greed in him made him think he could get free money after all. Some friends in your lives may think the same way and end up betraying you.
We overcome betrayal by forgiving and not letting it close us in. When we decide to never love or be loved again because someone betrayed us, we are contributing in hurting ourselves. It is important to learn, grow and make changes. But Don’t let the things that happen to you control your life. Take charge of your life. Claim what you want to see happen and move towards it.
Ann Makena is a wife and a mother. Outside of home, she is an independent instruct through community education and mainly instructs of intercultural communications and relations, parenting among other personal growth subjects for adults. She is a co-host of a local TV show within twin cities metro area. Ann is an ordained pastor and teaches on spiritual growth and application of scriptures. She is an inspirational speaker. She is the founder of sister charitable organization in U.S. and in Kenya providing home for orphaned and abandoned children. She also advocates for those oppressed among other ministries. She is the author of “Become Whole, Unbreakable and Unstoppable” and “Knowing and Yielding to The Voice That Counts” She is a co-author of “Miracles Still Happen, IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE-EXPLAIN ME” with her son Nate Munene (who was not expected to survive at birth has endured major medical complications and is thriving). Ann has found success in parenting in spite of dealing with severe medical conditions and believes trusting God and being intentional brings about success. Ann has M.A in Ministry leadership, M.A in Theological studies, B.A in Psychology-Counseling and B.A. in Divinity. She has C.P.E. (Clinical Pastoral Education). She previously served as a full-time hospice chaplain for 10 years. She provided spiritual and emotional support for patients facing end of life diagnosis, along with their families as well as officiating funerals for some. "I have a heart for oppressed women and single mothers of the world. I enjoying spending time with family, reading, writing, quiet time, and gospel/inspirational music among other interests. I stand on, Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths,” NKJV."