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What To Do When You Are Misunderstood // Share The Brew With Arabah Joy — 9 Comments

  1. These are such wise words, Arabah. It’s funny because the Lord has been teaching me to let Him be my Defender in some of my close relationships, especially my marriage. I’m so quick to rise to the defense, but I’m learning that if my conscience is clear before the Lord, then I can let go of that worry and trust Him to bring out the truth of my character. It’s certainly not easy, though!
    Jen 🙂

  2. As someone who recently posted something very vulnerable—-and with much fear and trepidation. I so needed to hear this today! Thank you for the wise words. I will add to them my husband’s favorite verse to quote to me (because I need to hear it): “The fear of man brings a snare: but whoever puts his trust in the LORD shall be safe.” Prov. 29:25

  3. Terrific advice! How true – it doesn’t take much to be misunderstood – by online commenters and even by family and friends in emails and texts. Love the scripture you highlighted. I find much comfort in knowing I only have to please God The Father, not man.

  4. I love this! I feel like I am misunderstood A LOT! That is one thing that makes me anxious about growing my blog, too. The things people will say and jump to conclusions about without having a full picture. I appreciate the scriptures – such a perfect reminder for right now. Especially point #2. I have been working on that one since the end of February – not justifying myself, not trying to argue my side – because it is just a vicious circle with this person, so, there really is no point. I have just let go of trying to justify – I know I have been justified by my Heavenly Father. I need to print out these 3 verses & points as a reminder for me! And I’m adding it to my blog round-up next week! Thanks Arabah!

    • I can relate to those fears Aimee. Stepping out in trust and obedience often feels risky. The longer I do this, the more I understand I will not please everyone and the more fine I am with that. I really think this is a chance to grow and mature in the Lord and the confidence of walking with Him. Thanks for reading and sharing~ I appreciate you! 🙂

    • Cam, I’m glad you were encouraged by this post. I’m sorry you’ve been misunderstood so much~ you must be an UNCOMMON person in the best of ways, with special gifts from the Lord. I hope you aren’t afraid to go against the grain and be who God has made you to be. Hugs to you, sister. AJ

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