Another One Bites The Dust
There was a car accident, a golf club, a brief stay at the hospital and then Tiger Wood's whole life came unraveled. First there were accusations of an affair published in the National Enquire. (Thus the reason why people doubt the validity of story). Now another magazine "Us", says that there is another woman who can prover her story. Tiger Woods, as an icon of integrity, goes down in flames and people are again left disillusioned and disappointed.
He has made the following statement, " I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart. I have not been true to my values and the behavior my family deserves. I am not without faults and I am far short of perfect. I am dealing with my behavior and personal failings behind closed doors with my family. Those feelings should be shared by us alone." Well there you have it. An admission of guilt without admitting to what your guilty for. No I'm not chastising him for his confession. I am certain that he said as much as his lawyers will allow him to say at this point and time.
But here is the deal. #1 - Are you repentant for your ways Tiger? That means that your not only sorry for what you did, you are going to change your ways. #2 - Are you getting help? There is no way you can do this by yourself. For the sake of your family and your heart - find people who are willing to stand up to the part of you that needs to change. #3 - Don't think that for one moment that this is going to go away any time soon. It will follow you for the rest of your life. You are going to have to forgive yourself for what you have done. #4 - Don't cut corners. There are no shortcuts to the healing of your life or of those you love. This is going to hurt and to be honest, it needs to. The pain is there for a reason, don't dodge it. #5 - Be accountable. Everywhere, all the time - don't ever allow yourself to be caught in the same traps again. Don't travel alone, don't go out on the town alone.
I can quote a whole bunch of scriptures from Solomon about how this happened and what will happen if you don't change your ways - I can even point to Joseph, who in Potiphars house had to run away from the advances of Potiphars wife. The key here being, RUN AWAY! But suffice to say, none of this is worth anything until you turn it over to God. You can't do this by yourself and men can't "fix" it for you either.