{Thursday Thoughts} The Good Fight

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Today I want to show my readers what you may face when you strive to live for the Lord.  Being a Christian isn’t all rainbows and sunshine no matter how much you try to do good. As I look back on some hardships I’ve endured, I can’t help but think:

What would my testimony be if God didn’t allow me to face adversity?

I wouldn’t have one! Without the valleys, we wouldn’t have anything to scream from the mountain tops!  Love God & Love Others. That is my church’s motto. The bible says that love covers a plethora of sins.  The only catch is:

What do I do when love is the last thing I am feeling for someone?

I recently gave some advice that said, “We can’t dwell on the negativity… There will always be adversaries bringing us down. How we react is what defines our character.” Ok God, real funny. I should’ve known the devil would take a jab at me to test that statement.  Well today someone not only took a jab, they went for my jugular…below is a comment that someone wrote anonymously on a post.

My immediate thought was not to hide this in shame, but to share it with others.  I want people to know that when you try so hard to walk the straight and narrow, unfortunately there will always be someone looking for the bad in your actions. My human instincts are to fight back… well, that’s not my style these days.  I want to use my hurtful situation to help others.  If you, the reader, feel these statements are true…well, I encourage you to stop reading my blog and go search for another… ( goodmorninggirls.org and womenlivingwell.org are wonderful places to start ) I don’t feel the need to defend myself on this one…I just want everyone to realize that this world is full of darkness. It is our job as Christians to persevere through the ridicule and uplift others as we light the path to God.

God Bless & Fight the Good Fight!
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  1. January 11, 2013 / 2:51 am

    True warmth and caring flow from your post on adversity. There are plenty of fellow sisters who “feel” the peace that comes from learning to “not be offended”. It is a daily challenge but the emotion we feel inside ourselves when we do let offenses slide off and instead just let ourselves experience the inner warmth of knowing He will fight our battles id priceless.

  2. January 11, 2013 / 10:59 am

    WOW! Now, see how God took that negative comment, turned it around, exposed the darkness to the light and He used it to inspire you to write this post! God is so good that way! Love it!

  3. January 11, 2013 / 3:18 pm

    I don’t understand. Why do you bully people who call you out on things? Why not take 30 seconds and reflect on what that person said to you and about you? Instead, you write a blog post about it for the world to see? That doesn’t make sense. Why would you do that? To get more attention, which you clearly love?

  4. January 12, 2013 / 7:58 am

    Hurt people hurt people. Run your race and pay it no mind. It’s quite obvious what’s going on. If you bullied some one….the rest of us missed it?

  5. January 12, 2013 / 9:03 pm

    o sorry that you are being bullied and criticized like this, Jessica. Isn’t it amazing how some bloggers post about all the things they’ve bought and what they wear and people obsess over them, and then others get blasted for posting your daily outfit. The truth is, what we all do with our money and bodies is between us and the Lord, and only He knows your heart in the matter of fashion. I’m sorry for the hurtful words that have been sent your way. I disagree that you are vain and I see a Christian young woman who is striving for godly beauty and enjoys fashion like the rest of us, and has a growing blog that is both encouraging and fun! I appreciate your commitment to modesty and being cute! Keep at it, girl!

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