Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Shaking My Head

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

12 comments:

deshelestraci said...

Oh man.  I "hate" this assignment.  We just talked about this in class tonight.  Ok, I'll be good and righteous and try.  We talked about righteousness tonight also.  Big pet peeve of mine.  Long story.
I'm praying for LM who I have no contact whatsoever with.  And KJ, same thing.
Traci

jckfrstross said...

ok this is a hard one but i will do it:) hope you and the new little one get some sleep:)

Deb

freemansixpack said...

your right....adding two ppl to my prayers tonight that sure do need some work done on them.

sleep sweet hun,
april

sangrialel said...

What an awesome chanllenge!!!  I am going to take you up on this one?  What happened to the Bible verses we were learning?  Linda

lifesabench6 said...

You gave us a great assignment Christy- I'll have to give some thought on who the Lord will have me pray for.  Thanks, and God Bless!  Carolyn :)

republicanjen said...

I can understand how frustrating people in perpetual misery.  Nobody how good they have it, they find something to go into crisis mode over.  I'll think of two of these kinds of people and lift them up in prayer.

bhbner2him said...

A very good spiritual excerise!!!  And the results can be amazing.  ;o)   -  Barbara

littlelady1699 said...

Even Christians have problems, maybe this person uses the journal to vent the stress in her life so she does not vent it onto someone in her real offline life . Still to bring other Journalers into your post for attacking them is not the thing to do.

How is the little one inside you doing??  I bet you are a glowing mom to be!!!! hope all is well with all your family.

god bless!

patty

linnpooh said...

Thanks Christy.....there are two people I very much need to pray for tonight, and then I need to ask forgiveness for my bitterness towards them. God has used you tonight in a very wonderful way :)

Pooh Hugs,
Linda~

memes121 said...

Just stopping in to say hello friend! Tammy

randlprysock said...

It truly is amazing how hard it can be sometimes to pray for others.  Sometimes it feels like we are wasting our time.  You are a good woman Christy to keep on praying even when it is hard.  Sometimes you are right though and it seems there is nothing more we can do but continue to stand in the gap.  Okay, back to my unpacking!!  Wow, we have boxes everywhere!!!!!!!!  God has blessed us beyond beyond... hugs,
Lisa

stupidsheetguy said...

I don't have to say much beyond "I know exactly what you mean". You get it, and people who refuse to help themselves are truely helpless. There's only so much support you can give...