If you want someone to listen, never say you are wrong, always be kind and never seem to make a mistake, befriend a nun. I hold few of those qualities because I am human.
My brother in law posted an article yesterday about Christians and cursing and so on. It detailed how we often judge when our sins are just the same and it gave light to many things. But where it struck home with me was in how I act and am. My husband is a contractor but he is also a Pastor.
Now, being I am human of course, I am not the typical Pastor’s wife. I can be quick tempered, I am found guilty of holding a grudge and not realizing it, I can hurt back when I am hurt and so many other things I do that are NOT what the Bible say’s to do to show how we should live.
There are probably MORE non- Christians doing good in this day and time than there are Christians. I am not trying to convert anyone because that is not my decision for anyone to make but I am writing this because I realize after reading that article that I am so at fault in so many areas.
I am by nature, kind, forgiving, and always desiring to help others if I can. I love, I have a compassion for animals and abused children but if I were not a person that believed in God, I would be much worse than I am. So, point being, fellow believers, the next time we look down on someone, judge someone, hate on someone or find we are holding back forgiveness when they hurt us, maybe it is time WE asked for forgiveness and learn to practice what we so quickly preach.
I published the first of my books on Kindle. The second just came out. My book is called The Book of Understanding. it is poetry, quotes and thoughts. It is great for adults or teens because it was co-written with my niece Caroline Reames, who as a teen, has some insights into their minds and thoughts so good for parents too. It is by L.S. Rockel and you get it for 2.99. I hope you do get it and like it. you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can find me on facebook, L.S. Rockwell.
Have a great day fellow bloggers and march on.
There are times when we have to be an example of Christ through our actions. That means so many things. We can do it through works, we can do it through love and we can do it by not letting our anger cause us to sin. Sometimes that is hard. But we have to hang in there and we have to do our best by God. People may turn against you but that is not your mission. Your mission is to follow God not people.
Because it is not always popular be an example. Why? Because sometimes, the people we may be showing Gods love to are usually not accepted by society. Or maybe they are not pleasant, nice or whatever. That is why we are here. To show them the path of light. Then, they either follow or they don’t. You just do your part and plant the seed. God takes it from there.
Remember, Faith without works is dead. So, hang in there, stay in prayer, and do not be discouraged when others turn against you. Those following Christ will not turn against you. Those who do, need to be shown an example too.
I just wanted to explain some of what goes on when dealing with panic and anxiety. I have been told, “Well, that is not how it really is. What you are feeling about situations are not true, be it family, the world, etc.” Well, when going through it, it is real to you. It may NOT be the actual reality but your mind is telling you it is.
I DO pray and I have been HELPED so much by that, I do listen to soothing music, I do try ALL of the things I come across to help. I do at times feel lonely, I do get scared, I do rely on God and the other forms of therapy that come along and I DO want to get better.
Having this issue makes me no less of a believer in God than someone who does not have it. It simply means I am having to start over again and regroup. It does not mean I am not aware of what others are going through or that I think I am worse off.
It simply means that my mind is telling me things and I am relying on the many ways to re train my brain. God gives us a powerful tool and it can be used by Satan to make us think we are weak but I can assure people with this issue are actually very strong. They just got caught off guard and BOOM it happened.
Be kind and supportive instead of thinking (As I have been told, that I do not have enough faith. I believe I do but maybe I am just having a harder time grasping what has been a situation I never encountered before). I always held my own, tried to be there for others, and to help when needed.
I am human, not perfect. I am loving, loyal, and I stand behind those I love. Do not judge a situation until you have been there or you may find yourself there and then and only then can you fully understand.
Does that mean I want YOU to go through it? NO! It simply means that I would hope you can be the friend or help that the person needs at that time.
Another journey day on this road. God Bless. 🙂
I watched a video by Bob Magroove on anxiety and he said to guard your mind just like a security guard guards a building. So I have placed in my mind a glass wall in the front of my mind. Standing guard are two warrior angels. They allow NO negative feelings or panic or any other type of anxiety to enter.
When I feel it, I watch them in my mind, guarding my wall. God has commanded them to allow no negative anything, no panic, no etc. I am having success the last two days I have tried this. I am standing strong against the weakness in my mind that I allowed to enter. Yes, you heard me right. We allowed this to enter by not keeping our minds sharp and on guard.
I remind myself to stay off the complain train. I keep a lookout for negative people who might try and enforce any things that might try and weaken me. This is a real issue and these are real problems. NOT like those fighting cancer or otherwise but to us, it is crippling so I am working to take charge of my life today! Good day to us all and may we hold strong!