Hello everyone There is an issue that has weighed heavy on my heart for some time now. I’ve noticed that many of us in the christian community have stopped being sensitive to the feelings of others. There have been a lot of people who not only go to church but brag about what they do in church posting pictures of people with the sole intention of making fun of that person. Whether it be a fight, someone having an “episode”, the way someone Worships, or plenty of other scenarios. I’ve even seen a group of people try to “Cyber-bully” someone. I know we’ve all at some point laughed at one of these types of post or posted some ourselves. The Bible says, “Don’t let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouth. But only that which is helpful in the building up of others according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”. It seems like we have forgotten that the people we are making fun of ARE REAL PEOPLE. They are not characters but real people with real struggles, real lives, and real feelings. Not only does this stuff hurt the people directly, it keeps people from taking the christian community seriously. We cant do what everyone else does. We shouldn’t find humor in someone else pain.
Call to Action:
I challenge Everyone including myself to treat people better. To stop posting video’s of people in their most vulnerable moments. To remember that our actions to affect people. To remember that our actions are not only a reflection of who we are, but what we believe. We are supposed to be a living reflection of God’s love. I truly think many of us are not doing a good job. I was just joking is not an excuse.
In the end it’s Cyber-Bullying.
To Victims of Cyber-Bullying:
There is nothing wrong with you. There are people in this world who are ignorant, and unhappy, and unfulfilled who would rather down someone else than fix their own problems. I serve a God who loves so deeply and created each one of us for a purpose. There are no mistakes, there are no ugly people (there are ugly acting people), Only people fearfully and wonderfully made. When in doubt just remember “my PURPOSE is much bigger than my pain”. Never lets peoples words and actions keep you from going for what God has for you.
Reason for this post:
I felt the need to write this post after an online incident last year or so where someone was being attacked via Twitter by some people who are very active in a church I used to attend. They hurled every insult they could think of and it really made me question what people were learning in this particular church if anything. While I have Love and respect for the leadership of that church, I tend to judge how well a pastor or leader is doing by how their “Flock” act when they are not in a church building. In the end what the people hurling insults didn’t realize is that the person they were insulting was in a position to help further their career aspirations. God revealed a very important lesson to me while I was reading all of these hurtful post:
- Going to church doesn’t make you a christian
- There are so many people who are called but not ready for their calling
- People don’t know the definition of a hater
- When you know who you are and whose you are there is no need to respond to ignorance
- Treat Everyone with RESPECT. You never know who is in a position to be your angel in disguise
Peace Love and Blessings to all