Thursday, October 16, 2008

Keep On Keeping On!

When you feel discouraged and like no one understands just remember that their is always someone who went through the exact same thing.... Jesus Christ! He walked on this earth and went through the same things we do.... do you think he was hurt or even felt discouraged? SURE he did! But he knew he had a purpose and he didn't let anything get in that way!

Sometimes we come across people who are hurting so much on the inside that they want to bring others down with them. They want to gossip and turn others against people for no reason other than the fact that it makes them feel better. These kinds of people upset me. I don't like to see others hurt especially for no reason..... and I don't like to hurt..... especially for no reason. But I have to pray for the strength to see past these hateful things that people do and try to love them anyways. Just as Jesus Christ loves each and everyone of us while we are still sinners. Do you have those people in your life that discourage you and make you feel so little? Do they talk about people for no reason and cause unnecessary drama? All I can say is LOVE them.... I have struggled so many times in the past because I would rather avoid the situation and even the person instead of dealing with the problem. I feel like if I never deal with it it will go away and that it wont hurt so bad, if I just pretend like it didn't hurt me maybe I will convince myself that it didn't hurt after all..... but instead it makes it worse. The bible tells us if we have a problem with our brother we should go to them.... and if we don't we are just as wrong as they are. We should be a light to the world and as Christians we are called to be set apart form the world. People should see our "christian light" and want to know about Jesus and what he has done for you and me. Instead, with this hateful behavior people can be turned off to the christian life. God never gives you something that you can't handle. He always leaves for you a way of escape. Showing love in the hardest of times, to someone who is hurting so badly that they want to in turn hurt others, may be a gift that the Lord has blessed you with. If it's not a gift that you already have then pray to God for love in your heart so much that it runneth over into the lives of others. So I say to you.... have you been discouraged or hurt? Why don't you just LOVE them and KEEP ON KEEPING ON!

5 comments:

Graham Shenanigans said...

Haley, sounds like you have been hurt and I am sorry to hear it. I think we all know people like that and as much as we don't want to sometimes, WE have to be the Christian examples. I have to remind myself of that daily. Prayers to you!

Me said...

you are so cute. and so right. btw, do NOT place another candle order without getting one from me!!

Haley said...

Well, not just me... I know a lot of people who are going through crazy time right now. Thank you thank you very much for you prayers....

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Spot on, my blog friend! Keep on keeping on!

Lynne Griffies said...

VERY GOOD POST! Love ya.