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Where To Draw The Line?

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Sal, May 3, 2014.

  1. Do you find that you're so consumed with the Spirit of God that it's all you want to talk about. To certain people i refrain from it for instance in college but to others especially family and whoever else i can i seem to always want to include God in the conversation.
    How can i strike a balance? When i'm 100% in God and on fire for Him because i need and want Him so much in my life and when i deal with "the norm and the worldly" people in my life, including those who don't know God and i'm all consumed by Him He's all i'm interested in.
  2. Just be patient with "the norm and world" people and DO NOT assume that their father is the devil. I am sure they are probably not ready to recieve the holy spirit yet.
  3. Okay , even though i may not be assuming their father is the devil as such, it is more the love of God that wants me to talk about Him all the time. I just can't seem to help it. I want to include God in practically nearly every situation.
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  4. I think a good rule of thumb is that if they ask, then tell them about god. If they don't ask, and you include god, ask them before anything, if it is okay for you to express your belief to them.
  5. If the Spirit leads you, then be led. Who cares what people think, only care what God thinks. If you're doing what the Spirit tells you, you can't go wrong. :)
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  6. The thing is , i have this burning desire in me and Joy in me to want to mention God in everything i have a conversation about. And if i've given my life to God and want Him in my life every second of every day then it's only natural i'll want to include Him in conversation is it not?
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  7. actually, we should take into consideration of what other people think. I had a friend who was trying to spread the gospels in school to random people walking, and he got booted from the campus. You should just be careful on your situation. I remember when I was younger, the church of latter day saint representative went to my door and asked about my belief, and he left, and went door to door. He did that to me once every single week for 5 months. and that is very intrusive to me and should not be done.
  8. Good advice thanks. Perhaps i should bear that in mind and ask whether a person minds if i bring God and my christian belief into the situation.
  9. uhh, think of it this way, you met a fantastic girl, and you keep telling your friend about the girl every single day, but your friend isn't interested in hearing about that girl. You will lose friends this way if you keep talking about the girl over and over to your friend.
  10. I agree with you. Thanks , that 's why i'm asking about this because i din't want to go overboard. And i am a female by the way Sal is my initials but it's still short for Sally, so it's female i thought.
  11. oh, sure, no problem. Glad to help. :)
  12. But still. For instance a certain family member has told me not to mention anythimg about God and when i do they are very very critical and undermining. But then i cannot refrain and regard their wishes if that is who i am . It is inevitable that i m going to bring God into the conversation to an extent if i am living with Him in my life day by day. I don't expect others to understand even my family but if God us most important and i want to live for Him then so be it. He is my life, my everything so how can i hide Him from my life.
  13. Maybe he wasn't being led by the Spirit. If he was being led by the spirit then it was meant to be for him to get kicked out. Sometimes standing up for our beliefs will cause us to get in trouble, but that is no means to back down. The spirit leads us into suffering sometimes.

    From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.

    22 Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you!”

    23 Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”
  14. Oooh, Yeah, I totally understand, there are some cases on where we have to suffer to learn from the mistake. One time, 3 years ago, I thought drinking was cool so I drank with my friends then I suffered from drinking and I never want to drink ever again. I feel it is the holy spirit guiding me to drink to teach me a lesson on not to drink. Sometime, we have to suffer but it is for the best longterm.
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  15. Sal were you like this from day one? Or did it take you years to become that spirit lead? Because I wish I was like that. I don't like talking, much less witnessing and speaking spiritual things.
  16. Tough question but truth be said yes frim day one all i wanted to talk about was God. Was tough because i didn't know too much about the Word at first and my life was such a mess who would take any notice of me? But a few years down the line i 've learnt so much more and i 've learnt about faith and to actually start using it , believing it and living it and so it's growing more and more.
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  17. Almost makes me feel bad... But I understand not everyone is of the same part of the Body of Christ. Some profess, some teach, others lead by example.
  18. What do you mean you almost feel bad. You're very intelligent what you on about?
  19. I just wish I was always talking about the gospel, that is a very good thing. It makes me feel like something is wrong because I am not.
  20. Don't get me wrong when i say all i want to talk about is God which is true. But there are many times i don't and i am very quiet. Sounds contradictory. I wish i could do more, speak more but i hold my tongue. Even when i'm burning with desire to talk about God i don't , because i feel it's not the "right time", it won't be accepted, i feel 'who am i?' , many things have prevented me but i think slowly and surely i'm gaining an inch more confidence to speak of Him. I am no where near where i want to be or even could be , i'm just taking minature steps when it comes to talking about Him but those small steps can be huge in certain people's lives like family. Over time, at first it can come as weird, a shock, craziness they don't understand but overtime they have to come to the conclusion like it or lump it , this is who she is and no one is going to change her . She's christian and there isn't nothing we can do to change her mind, her mind is set and we better just leave her to it. Or something like that. ..i'm 35 and only came to know Jesus truly in the last year. I'd like to say at least the past 3/4 years but my circumstances were terrible and prevented me from being pure, sincere and pleasing to the Lord , being in a position to give myself solely to Him

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