Friday, 15 September 2017

Why It Doesn't Matter If You Don't Like What I Do

1) So obvious. But you seem to have forgotten, it's MY life, not your's.

2) I am not you. Again, seems obvious. 
I am not my parents... I am not my church... I am not my coworkers... I am not my friends... 
I may be like all of them, I may be influenced by them in certain regards.
But I am not them.
And I am not you.
Neither should anyone have to be you.
Cause you are the best you anyone can be.
And I am the best me anyone can be.

3) You are not walking in my shoes. 
Perhaps if we could walk in each others shoes, we wouldn't be so quick to judge.
Funny how I am being told to be open minded about the way you think, but you aren't expected to be opened minded about the way I think.

4) Another reason it doesn't matter if you don't like what I do is simply because....
I. Don't. Care. *heehee*
And the few moments I do let close-minded, cruel remarks get to me... The Creator reminds me that I just need to do what I feel is right for me, because at the end of the day, it's Him I report to.
That is why I can smile or laugh when things hurt me, and you don't even know how badly you've just wounded me, because my value & self esteem does not lie in what others may think or what I temporarily feel about myself. 

5) Even if we have both chosen The Way to Everlasting Life, we still take different paths on our journey towards Home.

6) The Creator likes variety.
Just look at nature.
He could have created one type of bumblebee.... one type of sky.... one type of weather... 
The fact that He didn't tells you a lot about Him!

7)And finally because The Creator tells me I don't need your approval.
I don't normally quote a lot of Scripture, but He does say it best & this passage has been one of the most brilliant things I have ever read, because it gives us the freedom to know how to truly love & accept one another.

Romans 14:7-23 (KJV)

For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.
For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.
For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.
10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.
14 I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.
15 But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.
16 Let not then your good be evil spoken of:
17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
18 For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.
19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
20 For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence.
21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.
22 Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.
23 And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.

So there you have it.
To those of you who spread a weird rumor about me recently simply because I am not doing what you think I should be doing, this is my response.
I respectfully decline to be bothered by the lies & judgement, because I am actually doing quite well & am becoming happy & strong in my faith again. I am starting to remember what freedom feels like & there is hope at the end of the tunnel. And sorry, but you aren't allowed to take that joy from me.
Y'all have a good life now, ya hear? 
P.S. If this article made you cheer or wanna high five me just a little, I'd love to know!


  1. I'm so proud of you for posting this! Don't let hatful peoples words get to ya because they don't know you enough to actually know you!!! I'm also super happy that you've been fining your own beliefs and figured out what you believe about God! Prayin for ya as often as I remember too! 💜💜💜

  2. I think it's awful that people are "judging" you while you are going through such a difficult and sad time in your life. You need support and love and prayers and really there is no reason for anyone to bring up any issues they have with you right now because you don't need to be dealing with that in the present circumstances. All that "Stuff" can wait...

  3. I absolutely love the tone of this post, Twinsie. People always think they have the right to pass judgment regarding whatever they think is a "fault" in someone but they always seem to forget to examine their own "faults". We are each one of us different people, called to be unique cogs in the wheel of life. Each one of us believes differently and expresses that belief in our own way and no one has the right to tell us we are wrong or that we cannot find our own path. The one thing that sticks out to me from all the times I read the Gospels growing up was the clear message of love. Love one another. If all of us put this one principle into action daily without fail then no one would have time to judge or be about "his brother or sister's business" and would look to constantly edify one another in brotherly love. This is why I love you, Twinsie because we are different but the same at heart. We are soul-sisters. Love you and miss you dearly!