Overcoming

19Mar08

They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit[a] of truth and the spirit of falsehood. 1 John 4:5-6

Persecution and ridicule’s part of everyday Christian life… Yesterday was a hard hit for me..

Things always hurt twice when they come from a friend. What can I do? I love her too much to let her slip into uncontrolled possibilities again. Which is not to say that there is no trust, but a recognition that exposing yourself to things you’re vulnerable to can get you in deep trouble. I felt that it’s common sense (maybe not for some).

At the end of the day, a word of concern is null when the person refuses to listen to it. All I can do is be still and pray for her. To discount all the harsh words as innocence, forgive and continue to love despite all that’s done. Light and darkness do not mix, where there is light, darkness will flee. An act, when exposed or questioned, will always sound an alarm to bring up the walls. That’s human nature… Only a personal relationship with Jesus can take that away.

I lift this up to Him, He who is perfect and great..He who loved me first when I’m selfish, stubborn and hurting.

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2 Responses to “Overcoming”

  1. 1 neil

    Keep your head up. More are on the way. And when they do, engage promptly by being meek and humble, just as you did.

    Continue to pray and never give up. You may not be the person God called to witness, but that doesn’t mean you are not being observed by the very person who ridiculed you. Let it be for the moment.

    Only God can change people’s hearts. For now, the “push down your throat” method will never work and we will end up wounded and frustrated.

    Neil
    http://neil.lolin.net

  2. true. another thing i’ve learned is to never burn bridges despite how hurt you’ve been.


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