Dear 'Others Make Fun of Me,'
Hi Dear One,
I'm NOT laughing. I am so sorry your friends are 'taunting' you. It's hard to understand why they would act this way.
Hang in there and try not to act out. I know it's hard but it's the right thing to do.
It sounds to me that your friends have some jealousy issues with you. They are jealous, for one thing, that you are a better person than they. If you are a believer, they may even be jealous of your faith in God. Oh, they probably would not be able to put that into words, but that's what's going on. (I wouldn't bother to explain it, as it will only make them worse.)
But there's some good news to this. You will not be with these 'friends' forever. Life has a way of moving on. Plus, God will bless you for 'surviving" the pain of these kinds of situations. The Bible says in James 1:2-4, "Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing." NAS
One word of advice, though. The best way to get people to leave you alone is to not react. Sometimes, they get their kicks out of your unhappy reaction. If you fail to give them their 'kicks', they may leave you alone.
But please take care in helping others in the same situation.
Did you know that the Bible says to love everyone, including your enemies? That can be hard. But I'll clue you on a little secret, you can love you enemies out of harms way. Don't make yourself a target if you don't have to. You can love someone, at a safe distance. For example, many years ago when I was hiking in the Colorado mountains, I stepped in a bed of baby rattle snakes. At first I panicked. Then I realized they couldn't bite through my leather hiking boots. The only real danger I was in was if I got so hysterical, I fell on top of them. That's when I stepped away.
If you can step away, do it. However, if you can't, don't fall in! Be safe!
If you can't step away and you are still a 'kid', talk to someone about what is happening. Do you have a school couselor, parent, pastor, or adult you can go to?
If you are an adult, and this is happening at work, you have my 'permission' to look for a new job. Though, don't quit, until you have something lined up. Sometimes, just changing enviornments will do the trick.
HOWEVER, If you think you are in danger, please talk to the authorities about your situation.
I'm praying for you dear one. You are going to make it through all this.
P.S. If you are at risk to harm yourself, please go to the hospital, call 911,
1800 - SUICIDE
Suicide Prevention Hotline:
National Suicide Hotline:
More Thoughts: Keep doing the next thing. I'm not promising that you
will not have losses, but keep praying, seeking God, and His direction. Keep
your head high in this storm and one day, it will pass. The sun will shine again.
And this dark period of your life will be behind you. There is hope Jeremiah
29: 11 - 13 says "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord,...plans
to give you hope and a future.... You will seek me and find me when you seek
me with all your heart."
Keep seeking, keep walking, and God will see you through this.
In the meantime, please go get a check up from your doctor and tell him how you are feeling. If you think you are at risk for suicide, please go to the hospital or call 911. Do not do anything to harm yourself, you are going to make it. A really good book on this is Where is God When it Hurts by Phillip Yancey. God is going to see you through this dear one. Please, please do not do anything to hurt yourself.
You are going to make it. I'm praying for you. God is going to see you through this dear one. Please, please do not do anything to hurt yourself. Wait on God. In the meantime, if thoughts of suicide get too heavy, go to the hospital or call 911. Call your doctor as well.
Here's what I recommend to you:
1. We need other believers for encouragement. Find a church home. See if you can find a small Bible study of people in your age range. Call some of the bigger churches in your area and see if they have anything to offer for your age group. This could be a home Bible study or a Sunday school class. CLICK ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TO FIND A CHURCH: Evangelical Free Church, Lutheran ELCA , any , any , Presbyterian , any Christian , Assemblies of God , Mennonite , any Bible believing , for travelers , Christian , Methodist ,
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different styles. Maybe you've got a great Christian radio station in your area
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speaks to you like http://www.klove.com/listen/.
You can also go to a Christian bookstore and listen to their CDs until you find
something that helps you to feel worshipful.
3. Take time to read the Bible. If you don't have a Bible, there are versions available on the web that you can download. Gospel Book of John
4. Read the book, Purpose Driven Life. This is a great Bible study and you need to have the Word in your life every day.
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Don't do anything to harm yourself. You are so loved. Please give your situation time, please allow God time to move. He may be waiting for you to give in to Him, to say, God I will trust you, no matter what. Try trusting God and see what will happen.
Also, please go in for a medical checkup and tell your doctor about how you feel emotionally. Your doctor may have medications that can help you get over this 'bump' in the road.
Also, I highly recommend counseling. You may find a pastor in your church or other local church or some other professional who will understand and help you with your struggles.
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