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Expressed Frustration to the Online World Of Pain.

I think I get criticized  for choosing to hang out on a secular site verses a Christian one.  One time I was criticized in a private message for trying to befriend unbelievers.   I don't think a lot of my Critics understand what it's like to live my life in Isolation.  In my opinion when people try give me advice about this stuff they only show their own ignorance.  There is a lot of things people tell me that I agree with but in reality it does not always work.  I don't feel comfortable explaining every detail of my life from beginning to end.  I don't think I should haft too explain all that stuff, I think when I say "My Life makes me Socially Isolated"  it should be good enough.  What makes me mad is how these people who don't know me, nor do they know what I went through or what I'm going through now, think they can message me and some how straighten me out.  I know my blogs are Vague which is why  I find it Amazing just how many assumptions they come up with.  The story is always the same "they try to help me but end up hurting me instead".  Like I said I'm not going to explain every detail of how my life became socially isolated nor am I going to explain why there is nothing I can do to change it.  All you need to know is the LORD has not provided me the ability or the means to make changes to my life.   One thing that seems to hurt me is how some people will chime in and say things like "God's great wisdom He hasn't given me a way to change things"  Like this is the way things are therefor if I can't get Godly Friends then I shouldn't have any friends at all, besides they are not true friends anyways."  If you just read that and said to yourself "huh?  I better read that again"  I want you to know that is almost exactly what one person wrote me in a Private Message.   What makes me even madder at people is how ridiculous they write things.   I think everyone should reread everything they write before they post it too or send it too another.  Sometimes I feel like pulling out my hair because I don't think I'm that hard to understand. 

My independent life fell apart several times in several different ways and yet it wasn't my fault.  Was it really my fault that people spent more time making fun and abusing instead acting civil and Friendly?  Was it my fault the bad things that happened to my parents, and was it my fault that the churches I attended fell apart?  Was it my fault that I was born with a learning disability and other issues?  Was it my fault that employers didn't want me?  Was it my fault that ended up becoming a janitor?  Was it my fault that all the Christian sites I tried to get involved in lost interest in things and died out?  Now you see why I'm on SAS.  Because out of all the sites I've ever been too, it's at least active.  And just maybe God wants me there.  Do you want reasons why?  Perhaps it's because God tells everyone to be fishers of men, to tell others about Him.  God has got His interests at heart and we are His tools.  It is in our best interest to be His tool.  I think you go to look at not merely what people do but why they do it.  I don't like to be on SAS, my heart isn't really in it, but like I said before It's an active place where I can at least talk to people, and sometimes I get the chance to share my faith.  If  you feel the need to help me, please Pray for Me, but don't comment me unless it's something Positive or Uplifting.  Because if it just compounds my pain, even a rebuke, isn't going to do me any good. 

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Comment by a servant (Chris) on January 7, 2014 at 12:30am

My Brother Gregory

Forgive me for not reaching out sooner.  As we had shared much in the past, things have gotten away from me and I have not been on here as often as before.  I do agree with what you have shared.  Sadly in my past, not so much here but in other places and times, I have had some who hurt me deeply.  

13 Therefore, let us no longer criticize one another. Instead decide never to put a stumbling block or pitfall in your brother’s way. 14 (I know and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself. Still, to someone who considers a thing to be unclean, to that one it is unclean.) 15 For if your brother is hurt by what you eat, you are no longer walking according to love. Do not destroy that one Christ died for by what you eat. 16 Therefore, do not let your good be slandered, 17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. 18 Whoever serves Christ in this way is acceptable to God and approved by men. 19 So then, we must pursue what promotes peace and what builds up one another. 20 Do not tear down God’s work because of food. Rom 14:13-20  When it comes to edifying one another; building one another up, be it food or a site we visit.  The Word is clear we are not to judge, and tell another what they can or should do.  For we each will give an account.

 9 For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 Who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, we will live together with Him. 11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up as you are already doing. 1 Thes 5:9-11  Here in these verses what you are doing is backed up by The Word.

Now Brother I also know about, social isolation.  Yet, what I have learned over time is, we cannot allow others opinions to define or to share us.  As you believe God is Leading you, then go forward my Brother, I will Pray for you that you are able to share God's Love with others.  If I may as well, suggest to you, forgive those who have hurt you.  Let go of the actions of other that have hurt you.  Let the Freedom in forgiveness be a pleasant breeze, one in which you can even fly a kite, for others to see the Joy of The Lord in your heart.  

Love ya


Comment by Amanda on January 5, 2014 at 6:57pm
I can only speak from my own personal experience concerning social isolation, and while I understand my own to be a choice, I also understand it doesn't mean I've created my own circumstances. It's more complicated than that and I feel I never really had a choice, but because of the chances being so low that anyone could understand, it seems futile to take the time to even try explaining. It's easy to label people.
Comment by Richard L. Broch, Sr. on January 5, 2014 at 5:33pm

Hi Gregory,

You are still a regular on my prayer list.

I don't see anything wrong with secular web sites........particularly if you project being a Believer in a cool way, that is still authentic.

And what's wrong with a janitorial occupation? What would folks do without this service???

Then, take notice of who Jesus had for His first disciples........several (phew) fishermen, who were probably classified with shepherds.......a tax collector (!!??).....and yes, a thief, who turned out to be a devil (umhumm), a doubter, and other unknown talents. After Jesus's resurrection, the remaining apostles, along with a guy named Paul, turned the then known world upside down!

Gregory, please check my recent post in the main forum.......I'm curious re: your comments, like if you were on a secular site.

Hang in there, man.

Grace and Peace.

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