Never be Afraid to Speak Up

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There are many people who claim to be on the side of Jesus the Son and God the Father, but they are afraid to speak up on certain topics in their churches, groups, or wherever. If you’re afraid to speak the truth about Jesus and God the Father than you’re a talker; not a walker and doer of the Word. I won’t even try to apologize for the truth.

The Bible says “if you’re shamed to own me before man, I will be ashamed to own you before my Father in Heaven. It doesn’t matter if you’re afraid to speak up or embarrassed/ashamed, they look alike in the eyes of Jesus. There is no fear in Jesus! If you’re too afraid to speak the truth, then you are a person who needs to go back and figure out why, because your walk is seriously flawed.

As individuals who are serving Jesus, we shouldn’t be afraid to speak out and we shouldn’t be ashamed to speak out. If we are then we aren’t who we pretend to be. If we don’t live what we profess, we definitely won’t choose it when our backs are against the wall. Being afraid or ashamed isn’t an option when living for Jesus.

As I’ve said many times before; the ways of the world are getting worse. You’re going to see and hear things you can’t comprehend. Remember the Bible must be fulfilled through and through. No matter what happens, as a child of the Almighty we must stand firm and believe His Word. If a person is ashamed or afraid to own Him now, imagine the issues they will face when they are basically forced to choose. The way things in this world are going, one day we may soon find ourselves in positions of being asked who we choose man’s way or Jesus’s way. There is no struggle and there is no forcing when it comes to people who are really living what they profess. They will stand on the side and the Word of the Almighty!

God don’t need NO coward soldiers!!! If you are seriously about God’s business then don’t be ashamed or afraid to witness for Him! You will clearly see who’s talking out the sides of their necks (faking, pretending, and lying)and who are sincere. People who are only jaw jacking and not really living what they profess won’t want to hear it. They don’t care if you’re writing it or speaking it, they will not want to hear it. Most times they will blatantly ignore you and the message. Oftentimes you will find yourself alone. It’s alright, because we all have to make it in for ourselves anyways. Keep standing!! Nobody’s mad but the devil and his people.

People who are only living it in their disillusioned minds will have attitudes towards you. They will often say negative things against you such as you act like you do know wrong or you’re too holy, etc. It’s okay, they pursued, scorned, spit on, and crucified Jesus and He was someone without sin. No matter what you have to go through stay strong in your faith and your walk. Don’t let no man deceive you into believing you’re wrong about your faith. Don’t allow anyone to entice you to turn around. Keep your minds and hearts on Jesus, because the devil is here with a job to do seeking whom he can devour!

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WORDS

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Words can be both negative and positive. Too many people concentrate more on speaking negative things to oneself or others than speaking those things that are good and beneficial. I believe I mentioned in one of my earlier posts about the cliche “sticks and stones may hurt my bone, but words will never hurt.” It’s a crock of bull!! Sticks and stones will hurt you and so can words. How much we allow words to hurt is another story.

Some people allow the words of others to literally throw their entire lives out of wack. Some people are very traumatized by the words of others. The words others speak against us can hurt, but when we allow those words to beat us down, it’s something more going on. People who can’t seem to get past the hurt from the words of others are individuals who are dealing with deeper issues.

To those who are in marriages and relationships in general, be careful how you speak and what you say to your loved ones. Once it leaves your lips you can’t take the words back. The words of many has changed a lot of relationships and situations in life. The next time you decide to fly off at your significant other or anyone remember once it leaves your lips you can’t take it back. Speak to others the way you would want them speaking to you. It sad to see couples exchanging foul words between one another. The way you speak and the things you say can greatly affect how your significant other feels about you. That change can be for the good or for the bad. Some couples are always saying foul things to one another, it’s there way of communicating. However, when there’s friction in the relationship these individuals seem to be more affected by those words. I don’t believe anyone should allow his or herself to be spoken to disrespectfully by their significant other.

Parents be mindful of how you speak to your children. Some parents curse at their children or constantly put them down in some way. Debilitating words should never be spoken from the mouths of parents to their child/children. It can greatly affect a child’s self esteem and confidence. It can instill things in them that could possibly cause them trouble in their relationships with others. It can teach a child to dislike his or herself and perhaps dislike their parents as well. Remember, everything starts at home and if the children are being brought up in chaotic environments where they’re put down it can affect them for a lifetime.

When speaking about yourself it’s important to eliminate negative self talk. If you feel there’s something negative about yourself there’s always a way to address it where it’s not negative in nature. For instance instead of saying I’m fat, say “it wouldn’t hurt to lose a few pounds so I won’t be so sluggish” or “it’s more healthy to stay under a certain BMI and I’m going to work towards that goal.” Put it in any way you want, but never put yourself down! If you talk negative about yourself, you will believe what you’re thinking or saying about yourself and it will show in your behavior. It will become a part of you. This too causes individuals to look down upon themselves and feel inferior to others. It leaves people with poor self esteem, lack of confidence, and other issues. Believe it or not, people don’t simply end up this way. This was something instilled along the way and unfortunately many continue on with the self beating.

Don’t allow anyone to talk negative about you. Don’t give people the ability to disrespect or belittle you in any way. Most importantly don’t do it to yourself. If you don’t do it to yourself, you certainly won’t allow anyone else to do it to you. Some people will try, because they are dealing with their own issues. It’s not your problem or fault. Bottom line is don’t allow anyone to try and bring you down. Remember there are many people out there who’s hurting and don’t really care if they hurt you or not.

Love yourself, when you do, you will be very mindful and careful of how you allow others to treat you!