To all the followers of Christ out there. We tend to be misunderstood more often than not, am I right? And it’s getting rather frustrating.
Personally, I’ve been yelled at for just about everything, even caring about someone and wanting to help them (how ironic is that?). If by becoming a Christian you thought that life would get better, think again. It actually tends to get worse. All battles for good must be fought, and in the process we become stronger people because of them. Only, however, if we are still standing once the battle is over. That is the tricky part. To not let what other people say and do get to us is a task that proves impossible at times. But, hold on! The fight is well worth it, believe me!
Jesus said this for a reason, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! For I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
For the next couple days/posts, I would like to point out some misunderstandings that are very common against Christians. I urge all of you (nonbelievers and believers) that have had a similar experience with a Christian in one form or another, to read and really consider. And comment! If there are any I have left out, I would very much like to know.
~Our first and main observation is the one mentioned: Confusing caring and sharing for being bossy and a “know it all.”
A friend I used to have had skin cancer. This person would tell me about things they were dealing with and the types of things they did on a regular basis, and I was always willing to listen. But when it came to talking and suggesting, this person drew the line. And rather harshly I might add.
After suggesting some things they could change that might help them over all, I was blown up at. My care for this person was instead taken as a threat. However, I not once tried to force them to do anything, just suggested a few things I had learned -logical suggestions based on what I knew.
I thought I had given them sufficient evidence that I cared, but perhaps not. However, I know where my heart was when I suggested what I did. I love this person enough to care about their well being which is the only reason why I said what I did.
Most, if not all, true followers of Christ are very caring people. Please, do not confuse that care and our desire to share what we know for the worst. Perhaps we’ve been placed in your path for a reason. Do you ever think of that?
A bit of advice... It would show a lot more about you if you listened and never said a word, even if you don’t agree with what we’re saying.~
WDYT? (What Do You Think?)
Just breathe.. God'll do the rest.
Next Posting--- Part Two: Explanations