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I just wanted to say thank you for yall trying to make me feel welcomed.

I just want yall to know that if I ever come across as rude I really dont mean to be. I'm more on the quiet side unfortunatly... and I hate it. But ah well.

I love coming here but its hard for me to feel accepted .. even though I really am. Thats something I have been praying for is that God would help me get out from this hole. I know that God created us to be social but really... I would rather be with my kids and husband then go out and visit or meet people... even just coffee or somethin. I dont even know how to explain it. Ive got alot of things that God needs to deliver me from.

so please pray for me.

its like I want to get into discussions but I'm always scared of being judged. Ive been judged all my life and I guesse it just stuck with me. Everyone has made their mistakes bvut I just thank God that I have learned from them and I have asked forgiveness for them!

for the next while I need to focus and pray for God to help me through this.

Thank you all. I hope to talk to you all again soon. God Bless you all. And please keep me in your prayers. It may not sound like a big deal to some of you but believe me it really isnt fun.

Praise God for he is Good.
 
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jessid9 said:
I just wanted to say thank you for yall trying to make me feel welcomed.

I just want yall to know that if I ever come across as rude I really dont mean to be. I'm more on the quiet side unfortunatly... and I hate it. But ah well.

I love coming here but its hard for me to feel accepted .. even though I really am. Thats something I have been praying for is that God would help me get out from this hole. I know that God created us to be social but really... I would rather be with my kids and husband then go out and visit or meet people... even just coffee or somethin. I dont even know how to explain it. Ive got alot of things that God needs to deliver me from.

so please pray for me.

its like I want to get into discussions but I'm always scared of being judged. Ive been judged all my life and I guesse it just stuck with me. Everyone has made their mistakes bvut I just thank God that I have learned from them and I have asked forgiveness for them!

for the next while I need to focus and pray for God to help me through this.

Thank you all. I hope to talk to you all again soon. God Bless you all. And please keep me in your prayers. It may not sound like a big deal to some of you but believe me it really isnt fun.

Praise God for he is Good.
jessid9,

You wrote at the end of your thread, Praise God for He is good! Sister Strypes said it all in her post to you. So, do I need to say anything? Yes, so sit back, have a cup of coffee and don't go to sleep lol :

You have not been rude at Talk Jesus. Your threads and posts are your feelings, testimony, and encouragement to others. Please don't stop.

As a new believer God is good for He is building you up to "listen" while in fellowship with us at Live Chat. And when you needed to say what you felt, you did just that. During our fellowship you and brother Maximus Decimus made a stand for Christian Rap regardless of my view. I confess I am the one with the problem with Rap. I listened to your opinions and love you both for that. On December 8th, 2004, God used you in Live Chat. You introduced us to brother Captain and he gave his life to Jesus Christ that day! He now has a new beginning and eternity!

God is good for He has blessed you with the gift of your husband and your beautiful children. Its not perfect at home, not for any of us here. Your priority is to be with your family, first, before Talk Jesus. We understand.

You mentioned judged and acceptance. Being Christ like we all accept one another because we are God's children. God is the one who will judge us later..(gulp)

Thank you for your honesty, Jessica, you did the right thing. You laid your burden at His feet. He will give you rest, sister, and you are going to need it because you're stuck with us! :boy_hug: :girl_hug:

Your brother In Christ Jesus!
 
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Formerly Adiaglow
I agree with Strypes & BobinFaith...you have done nothing wrong, and are welcome here always...*hug*
My husband & I are both homebodies, especially him. I've started to socialize more, and am loving it. Youjust have to pray to God for Him to open your heart & mind. He will, I promise.
May God bless you & ease your soul. Love you, sister.

Gina
 
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adiaglow said:
I agree with Strypes & BobinFaith...you have done nothing wrong, and are welcome here always...*hug*
My husband & I are both homebodies, especially him. I've started to socialize more, and am loving it. Youjust have to pray to God for Him to open your heart & mind. He will, I promise.
May God bless you & ease your soul. Love you, sister.

Gina
Adiaglow, My wife and I love being homebodies too, nothing wrong with that, huh? By the way, you have a cool avatar!

See you Gina!
 
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We are praying for Jessica.

Awww, Jessi, I know just how you feel! I'm totally the same way. It's just me and my husband at home, and when I go to work I actually hide from everyone else as much as I possibly can. Then I tell myself, "No, wait, I'm supposed to be outgoing and tell others about the Jesus I know and show them His love." So I'll be real friendly for a little while and then later in the day I'll draw back into my little hole again. And then on my days off I whine and complain if I have to go anywhere. I'm just awful about that. But usually I do wind up visiting my sister-in-law or my mother and then I'm usually glad that I did. After-the-fact.

And I start feeling that way here, too. I get real self-conscious a lot of times. God humbles me here, because I'll go to posting like crazy and think I am really on a roll and then someone will come along with something that will go totally against everything I've just said but I can't argue the fact that they are absolutely right. So then I realize my words of "wisdom" may not be quite as wise as I thought they were. But that's okay, they were my thoughts after all, and even if they may not be as accurately true as I wanted them to be, still someone might get something out of my words anyway. And I was afraid I may have come across in the wrong way, too. Oh, I worried about it. Wound up going back and apologizing just in case I'd heart anyone's feelings. Went to the chat room and talked about it. They all made me feel better there.

There's a couple of things that I try and keep in mind:

1) "I think if we were given the Scriptures, it was not so that we could prove that we were right about everything. If we were given the Scriptures, it was to humble us into realizing that God is right, and the rest of us are just guessing." --Rich Mullins said this at a concert in Lufkin Texas, 1997.

2) "I'm not sure that truth is quite the way we understand it. I'm not sure that truth has so much to do with statements of belief as it has to do with... truth is alive. And that it is a person. And that person is Jesus." --Rich Mullins said this at a concert that was done live at Studio B in 1997.

Sorry... I chose Rich Mullins as my mentor a long time ago and now I can't help myself... things he has said keep popping up in my head... and so I share them with others... the things I remember hearing him say or reading about him or whatever are like words of advice to me and I remember them often. And then I feel real silly quoting them to other people as if Rich Mullins is the only one that has said anything good about this topic. Or any other topic that I respond to with Rich Mullins quotes.

Look, I'm doing it again. I'm getting self-conscious about the quotes I used. :embarasse LOL. Good thing this thread is in the Lounge and not centered on any one subject because I've totally went off on a tangent here.

Back to you, my friend Jessi, I understand how you feel but try not to worry about what you say (or type) on here. :girl_hug: It's all good. We're Christians. We're into forgiving each other and overlooking other people's faults.

So ya'll remember that in the future when you read my posts, okay? :wink:

Some interesting Bible verses I found while typing this post:

"You judge me with all your human limitations, but I am not judging anyone."
(John 8:15) New Living Translation, Tyndale House Publishers
Don't speak evil against each other, my dear brothers and sisters. If you criticize each other and condemn each other, then you are criticizing and condemning God's law. But you are not a judge who can decide whether the law is right or wrong. Your job is to obey it.
(James 4:11) New Living Translation, Tyndale House Publishers
Love in Christ,
JeRoche:rose:

P.S. Oh and Jessi, any time you want to talk about your uncertainties, you can talk to me. I'll be here to listen and to be uncertain right along with you! *laughs*
 
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I was on chat today and I really felt unwelcomed and judged. they may have not known that they were doing so but they did. I wrote this thread letting you all know how I felt and to some it seemed like it didnt matter. I felt like I was getting treated like a 12 year old. I was asked a question about the end times and I responded and it s like I was being made fun of. I'm not overly sensitive but I get my feelings hurt just like anyone of you. I come on here because I like to fellowship with you all and I like to learn and make christian friends. Then I was told not to make myself feel bad or something and that its a public room or something. (not to mention any names). I also came on here because I never felt judged but I dont feel like this is the place anymore. i dont feel welcomed by certain people. I thank BObinfaith, Strypes, Michelle and Forever for your kindness and your patience through all my questions. I love you guys! I appologize if I'm beingrude but I have to say my feelings. anyways... I have to go! May God Bless you. You have really great hearts and I truly love you because your my brothers and sisters in Christ. It seems like with some its a need to be the most popular and liked but it shouldnt be like that. We are all equal and should treat others like an equal. Thats just what I feel. I hope you all understand and not be angry on how I wrote this.
 
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Dearest Jessie, I have truly enjoyed fellowshipping with you on this forum and in chat, you are very engaging. I look for you when I am on. I'm asking you as your sister to please be patient with us, please forgive us.
Michele
 
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Jessi, so you don't like my site anymore because someone, or a couple of people judged you? If anything, that hurts my feeligns too. Next time, please report the abuse to me instead of making it seem like the site is no longer good. I will fix the matter. I have a strict heart against abusers and non-Truthful speaking members. Remain and enjoy the site. We all enjoy you. I don't think its correct to judge the site now because of some other people. Your church is not perfect either is it? We are the body of Christ, no matter where you go the clock ticks and the world is still sinful. We will always be imperfect until the last day. But, that does not mean the site cannot remain good as it actually is, or even better as it will be. I don't agree with whomever abused you, as I myself know you have a good heart and enjoy your fellowship. Please pm me with whomever it is that insulted you. I will track it down to my best ability and resolute the matter :)

God bless you and Merry Christmas.
 
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By all means I never ment for you to get that This site wasnt good anymore. This site is wonderful. I have no problesm with this site whatsoever. I just had a conflict with an individual is all. I;m sorry if thats how I came across Chad. I know that none of us are perfect. I understand that and everyone makes mistakes. I for all people know that. I'm just trying to get out there to that individual that I was hurt by that is all. Again I appologize if thats how I came across.
 
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Wow you respond quick! LOL. I know Jess, I believe you 100% and I hope I didn't sound harsh or anything (lost $200 last night at the mall when my brand new car got towed) lol. Maybe thats in my sub-conscious still I don't know. Anyways, please PM me the username of the person that did that to you. I want this fixed and I hold myself responsible as I am the servant of GOD's who is responsible for this site. Thank you dear and MERRY CHRISTMAS :)
 
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