What Meghan Markle Taught Me

I don’t know your level of interest this past week in the Royal Wedding. You may have hosted a full-blown party like I did. Perhaps you held your breath until the news turned to another topic.

One thing I heard nearly every day on national news leading up to the wedding was the events surrounding her father. My heart sank for her every time a new detail came up. Sordid, salacious, nasty gossip. Who wants that on any day much less on the days leading up to marrying your prince?

Meghan had no control over what other family members were saying or doing. Was it true and accurate? What would he say or do next?

I will thankfully never be in her situation but I have experienced enough false accusations and presumptions in my own life that I made a choice despite my interest in the wedding. I turned the channel, looked away at that online story every time another sad tale came about.

I likewise can never control what anyone would say, suggest or hint at about me. I am not responsible for anyone else’s actions. I am responsible for my own and believe that ultimately truth finds its way to the top of every situation when I allow God to be in charge. This does come with some stipulations, of course.

If I sense danger or true harm can come about I will definitely speak up. I have learned that most of the time I don’t need to, however. My need to respond is sometimes based on fear or pride.

My lesson for the week is to speak less and give truth the opportunity to rise to the top of any situation I face.

How do you respond under pressure?

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6 thoughts on “What Meghan Markle Taught Me

  1. gaillovesgod May 20, 2018 at 3:21 pm Reply

    “The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.”
    – Exodus 14:14
    This was a beautiful and strong post. I absolutely loved that God allowed Prince Charles (her father in law to be) stepped up for her! While I really wasn’t a Royal Wedding enthusiast, I wasn’t a nay-sayer either. But everyone in my house heard my excitement when I heard that announcement because what God allowed me personally to hear from that was
    “If the whole world were against, your enemies trying to plot for your disappointment, trying to persuade others to stand against you as well, even if it comes from your own family or those supposedly close to you… “I, Your Father in Heaven”, will stand up for you, take you by your hand, and personally lead you into my family. The whole world will know you are mine, and that NOTHING (Romans 8:38-39) could separate you from my love! Christ (my Son) made you His bride. You were made family with His love and blood.”
    I looked forward to watching it then! My heart smiled for them! And for each of us who will be led home to our Father some day! ❤
    God loves you!


  2. gaillovesgod May 20, 2018 at 4:02 pm Reply

    PTL! ❤


  3. writerwannabe763 May 22, 2018 at 9:04 pm Reply

    I really didn’t listen to all the details about her father either….I was impressed by how much grace she showed in silence… in the midst of it all.
    I must say that I try to give the benefit of the doubt when ‘gossip or accusations’ rear their head as I have been the recipient also, of false things being said about me…..and because I believe looking for good in someone, is just how I was raised….. Diane


  4. Feminism Through Cinema and Literature June 16, 2018 at 7:00 am Reply

    A really lovely post. Meghan’s story is very inspirational and almost transcends race. For instance, irregardless of whether or not we can identify with her experiences of racism, her courage, independence and hard-work can teach us a lesson about overcoming adversity. Meghan is a great role model for all girls.


  5. freemattpodcast March 20, 2019 at 2:01 pm Reply

    You are being polite and nice but I understand your sentiment. In my family, I had a member of the clergy put in a good word for me (not a member of the tribe) and a family relative (in law member of clergy) put in a good word for my mother.
    I don’t take back what I said about Meghan Markel but I follow your idea.


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