I've bounced from one journal to another tonight. One is one I used to read, had on alerts, but honestly got sick of her moaning and groaning, her unwillingness to not grow up, cut the umbilical cord, and be a woman, a wife, and mother. She lived in a state of constant misery and I prayed for her. I literally would drop to my knee's for her and I tried to be as encouraging to her as I knew how, but ultimately I'd leave her journal frustrated and out right just mad at her. I stopped reading her journal, and tonight as I was going through my saved journals I came across hers and thought "wonder how she is" big mistake. One of my big pet peaves are those who seek attention, via not saying much at all. I know it's a cry out for help, but they don't seek the one who can help them the most...Jesus. I get truly very frustrated with that behavior and I can't encourage it. I am actually thinking about deleting her journal from my saved ones. It's sad. She could be very happy if she'd let herself be. So, I know I need to pray for her, as much as my human side doesn't want to, I know it's what Christ wants. That's so not easy, is it?
Then I happen across another journal which leads me to another, and it's pretty well nothing but a bashing fest against one particular person, although this journaler enjoys bringing another person into it as well. Honestly I don't understand this. Why create a journal to do nothing but hurt another? Ok, I know the answer, again it's because they don't have Christ. Misery loves company. So I've found myself needing to pray for this person too.
I'm challenging each of you to pray for at least 2 people that your body does NOT want to pray for, but that Christ does want you to do. We're to pray for even our enemies. Now don't get me wrong, I don't see either of these people as my enemy, just two people that I don't care for and think could change their lives if they had Christ as the FOCUS of it. Their life wouldn't be perfect, as any of us who do have Christ as our focus can say with certain, but there's at least hope. I'm about to head to bed, as my eyes are finally feeling heavy, and I'm adding two people to my prayers. I know that God will work on them.
Pray for two people tonight that you'd honestly rather not for what ever reason.
God Bless and Goodnight