“You are not pretty”
“You are too pretty”
” You are fat”
“You are too skinny”
“We don’t like your kind…”
“You are too good.”
“You are not good enough, you are bad”
“You are not smart enough”
“How did YOU know how to do this?”
“Oh, this is not really all of that fattening, its okay to eat any kind of dessert!Calories don’t count! Nobody gets fat from eating desserts”
“Don’t listen to the Boss, do the assignment like this as to how I am showing you. They will never know….”
“Don’t read the Bible, it is all made up by some old men years ago. None of that is true.”
“GOD doesn’t listen to prayers. Everyone is going to hell.”
“JESUS does not love you.”
“You are stupid for believing and going to church….”
“Everybody does this….(or that)”
How many times have you heard people saying thing like this and to hurt you, or keep you from doing the right thing? I have heard this and more since I was a young child and didn’t care what the non believers thought. I could see all of the trouble that they were in , had been in and were heading to again. They did not turn off of the path of trouble and destruction.
I was given the name of “goody two shoes” as a child by those who thought that was supposed to make me feel bad. But you know what, I happened to like being called that. Once they saw that I liked it they began to call me bad. Whatever will give you joy, there are just some people who prefer to do evil and to steal your joy.
I praise GOD for all of the situations that HE has kept me and all of my loved ones out of. There were always temptations in our way, and you can slip but never fall for the LORD will pick you up. It is the fact that you know you slipped up and are forgiven and given another chance because of the love that comes from GOD and HIS beloved son JESUS that we keep on going.
Whomever said sticks and stones will break bones , but words will never hurt you was not right in making up that rhyme. You will remember words that were told to you at times that cut like a knife leaving a scar. The first initial cut of the words sting and hurt goes away, but like I say it leaves a scar.
So many people have been hurt by words, and the list at the beginning I made, is just some “cuts” people say from being tempted by the evil on. See this does two things. It makes the person listen to the temptation, fall into going through with saying the mean words that the evil one put into their head. Then once spoken to the victim, the feel the hurt, and the response to the sin can go full circle depending on how the victim responds.
It could cause the person who was hurt to hurt back. A sin for sin. But who started it? The one that started the whole thing is sitting back laughing at the two humans. No he may not have made the 1st person walk over to the other with the evil intentions, but if he had left them alone there would be no confrontation and hurt feelings.
We all get people who seem to love negative drama around them at all times. But we need to stay in prayer too. Stay far away from the “sinful drama” lovers as much as possible.
1 Peter 5:8
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:”
King James Version (KJV)
The evil watches the righteous to seek to destroy them at any cost. The hate that they have in them consumes them with every breath they take. Relentless and weary from no rest, they are hell bent to doing evil. But they forget who is in charge of all things. Our ever-loving GOD in heaven and the creator of all heaven and earth.
1 John 3:8
“He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.”
King James Version
See? The word is what makes sense and gives me a calm feeling within me. It is true the evil one was here before mankind. He saw us being created and knows our weaknesses. We all need to know the evil tempts all humans even when JESUS walked the face of the earth satan tried to tempt our JESUS into doing wrong.
Here is a link to 6 things the devil is lying about on Beliefnet.com
http://www.beliefnet.com/faiths/galleries/6-things-the-devil-will-trick-you-into-believing.aspx? Read the list on this link for more encouragment.
1.Do not trust the enemy satan.
2.That happiness is unattainable.
3.That GOD’s word is not real.
5.Church is not important.
6.You are insignificant .
7.Gossip does no harm and your words can not hurt.
The physical words out weight the spiritual world.
“The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoices; and with my song will I praise him.”
King James Version (KJV)
Knowing the truth in GODS words means we need to read it. Not assume from what anyone’s word is about the word. YOU read it yourself. Get strong in your faith and trust in the LORD. Stay in prayer. These secular people who are lost in sin and love sin do not want the LORD in their lives because of that. If GOD hates sin, we do too. They know the presence of GOD walking into a room and it is within us who love the LORD. 24/7.
Ephesians 6:10-18King James Version (KJV)
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Listen to the encouragement that our loving GOD has given us all through the BIBLE! The people in the Bible times have gone through the very same sins we all go through today. The difference is the people and that we have mass technology all over the world with more people.
GOD is good, right, loving , all knowing, all present and protective of all of his children who love HIM. Remember that always. Remember that JESUS loves us so, and wants us in to heaven as well. JESUS made an awesome sacrifice for all of mankind. That is showing how much JESUS loves us too.
May a blessing be to those who read this post and be encouraged, and for sharing it to encourage others as well!
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