I thought I was safe

Monday, March 16, 2009

Went to church yesterday and I was put into a postition I didn't feel I was up to. Well the person who put me there told me I need to "bear fruit", I thought I was by telling people and bring new ones in but it must not be enough. After she went on her rant all I want to do now is eat and cry. I wasn't prepared for it I guess thought I was in a place where I didn't have to put myself in my box. I guess not. I will be putting up my bearer every where I am just tired of being hurt and I have no one to talk to. My dad doesn't understand, my mom died about 16 years ago and I just need a hug and told everything will work itself out. I guess I am confused about what God wants me to do.
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    Everything will work itself out.

    That one person wants more from you, and maybe she even thinks she's "encouraging" you to do more by demanding more "fruit" from you. BUT, don't let her take away your progress, your joy, and, frankly, the fruit you have born by bringing new people in and talking to people about God/church. That one person is not perfect and is not God; don't let her tell you what to do or what you need to do.

    She hit you where it hurts and with your guard down; I know how awful that can feel. Excuse it, if you can, and forgive her for sucker-punching you. She's only human. If you feel this is out of character for her, perhaps you can talk to her about it and maybe work things out. Sometimes people say things they don't fully mean or intended a different meaning to come across. Sometimes people simply take out their problems on others. If it's not out of character for her (maybe ask other people in the church who have been in similar positions if they've ever gotten pressure from her about "bearing fruit"), then you can expect this to happen again someday.

    If you don't feel called to the position she put you in (even if you think you don't feel up to it, you will still feel called when it's right), then perhaps you should tell her as much and let it go. Not every opportunity is a blessed one, even ones that serve God.

    Regardless, it will be alright. Don't give up.
    4169 days ago
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    I do not know where you attend church that the people would be that way to you. The Bible gives us comfort when we need it. It talks about a time in the future when suffering will be no more (Revelation 21:3,4) You can read the scripture if you want. There are many scriptures that explain why suffering is going on today and what we can look forward to in the future.

    I don't usually make replies like this, but I felt compelled to try to help you with some word of comfort. Hang in there and if you want to visit me online let me know.
    4169 days ago
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