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I love having conversations with friends about God because it helps me to work out issues and learn more about myself and God.

That whole iron sharpening iron thing.

Sometimes I just need to be affirmed by other Christians.

Winds of Change

When someone says or does something and I think it’s mean, my first reaction is to withdraw, second-guess, question what I did to deserve it.

A few months ago, someone said something inappropriate and mean on my personal Facebook wall and I wallowed in self-pity for a week.

Several of my bloggy friends messaged me to tell me they are sorry for that person’s poor behavior and they are praying about it and the relationship.

Another friend replied on that thread, explaining the way it should be. It left no room for argument.

I felt loved, having so many friends rally to my aid, affirming me, and I had the victory that I didn’t lash out or retaliate (like I kinda wanted to).

I didn’t even reply, because I didn’t trust my words to be edifying. I would have just made the situation worse.

This hasn’t always been the case.

I grew up being taught to look out for number one. It’s been a long hard road to relearn Christ’s way: to turn the other cheek, pray for enemies, move on.

We love because he first loved us.

1 John 4:19 ESV

I know I have a different life, moving around with the military, living on social media and in the blogging world. Many of our friends and most of my family don’t understand or care. Some are even resentful. They don’t comprehend affiliate links or how it would help me and they choose not to pay attention to it at all. They say they feel offended when I post about homeschooling and natural health.

That’s just their own guilty conscience because I never post an attack on anyone. I share posts and write about what matters to me and to educate others.

I respect teachers. I was a teacher before God led us to homeschool. I used to trust all doctors and medicine but now we use essential oils and alternative health with an improved diet.

Sometimes, we just have to move on from toxic relationships and let God sort out the pain and heartache.

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Comments

  1. Amen! I could say so many things, but Amen sums it all up!
    ~Karrilee~ recently posted…That Thing I Do Now – Vol 50My Profile

  2. Yes. I get this.
    Lorretta recently posted…forever and a dayMy Profile

  3. I don’t understand why some people think we have to be homogenized. Why can’t we just leave people alone and let them live their lives as they choose, live ours as we choose, and get along. One doesn’t have to agree with another’s lifestyle to get along or even love one another. The way I look at it, as long as they aren’t hurting anyone and I’m not paying for it, leave it alone! Enjoy your new adventure!

  4. I totally understand how you feel. Often the people you think should and will support you in whatever you do, are the ones who just don’t care. I think they see you (& me) becoming different from them and their ways… and to them that is a threat. People just don’t like change… even good change. And they may just be jealous that you are brave enough to make the changes that they are unwilling to try. Thank you for sharing your heart. I helps me to realize that I’m not alone in my struggles!
    Jen Grice recently posted…Biblical Parenting: Leaving a LegacyMy Profile

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