This is a vent... sometimes I feel like the bible...
Misunderstood and taken out of context... I'll tell ya, most "Christianist" groups are known for that one (please note I said most, and I'm referring to Christianists, also known as right-winged Christian extremists, this is not a Christian bashing post, as I myself am I Christian - I'm constantly having to post disclaimers, people like to misunderstand me a lot). And they (Christianists) don't just do it to the Bible, they do it to people...
If you have any other point of view (POV) than they do, they don't listen to what you say, and they don't try to understand you. They try to pick it apart word for word so they can argue with it... kind of like politics... this is what our world is become. There's no peace, no hope. There's childish bickering... there are no rational debates... no one trying to learn about the other side's POV.
Heaven forbid you actually try to be civil and provide honest encouragement or solid advice. I try to tell people to be optimistic and find the positive in things - God does everything for a reason. Praise God even in the storm, and wait for the rain to pass. But people are so stuck on judging me, on seeing what they choose to see, not what's really there... all my life I've struggled with people understanding me, really wanting to know me (or rather not know me). We as humans can be so dramatic about things. But if you point this out, a lot of people take so much offense to it.
Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
This isn't a "bash my husband" post - I don't need anyone "misunderstanding" that too... story of my life. My husband has made a total turn around. The past couple of months since he's been back home have been the total opposite of what I've described above. He is becoming a more Godly man, loving husband, and good father every day. He's not perfect, nor am I. We both struggle and make mistakes. That makes us human. But we have both grown to be accountable for our personal mistakes and acknowledge when we're wrong. That makes us men/women of God.
I feel like I'm constantly having to "over-explain" myself because people are so focused on their personal views, that they could care less about how I feel. They could care less about what I've been through, about why I think what I think. About my reasoning. I'm just automatically wrong. The other story of my life... people constantly trying to change or fix me. I'm not broken - let me clarify, I've been broken... I've had things go wrong in life, as does everyone else. But I myself, am not broken because I don't do things the way someone else does, or I don't think the way someone else does... I am just me.
Take me or leave me. God loves me just as I am.