To those who speak with intent to hurt me by mocking what I believe in, you’re nothing new! :)
I’ve been experiencing rejection and mockery since day one. I’ve seen it all. Some won’t hang out with me after they learn that I am a Christian. Some stop hitting me up after a while because they don’t want me to be involved in something “sinful” or “shameful”. “Hmm… Perhaps they started feeling bad about their decisions or were intimidated that I was able to say no for so long and that I never gave up on what I believe in.” Probably not. I know I surely didn’t feel any guilt for my actions before I started really delving into being a Christian. Avoiding me, giving me false hope of a friendship, using me, seeing if I’ll give in.. I’ve experienced a ton of all that garbage. The thing is, if I wanted to be like you I could be. I can become anything I want. I do not doubt that fact. It is too easy to be like you. It is too easy to give in. It is too easy to be tempted and to make way for trouble. Doesn’t anyone like a challenge around here? So, thank you, earnestly, to those who shun and make fun of my way of life to my face and indirectly. I appreciate you showing your true colors. You’ll be who you are and I’ll be who I am, right? I promise you one thing - I will NOT tell you what I think you’re doing wrong in your life. I understand that I do not know you on an intimate level and refuse to push my beliefs on you. You can block me out of your life- another easy thing to do - if what I am is really not your taste. I would just appreciate the reciprocal: You holding your tongue and respecting others’ lifestyles.