My friends, and my enemies.

friends... and not friends.


Instructions:
1. List 1-8 things that you want to say to people
2. Don't say who they are.
3. Make it in a totally random order. Ex ( Don't write to your best friend first)

Your friends can take a guess if they think they know which number they are. It's up to you to tell them if they're right, but try not to discuss what you wrote. It's just better that way. If they're right, say yes, if they're wrong, say no. Period.



1. We used to be so close, and I know that we're not so close anymore, but you know? God's doing amazing things in our lives, and its good to hear it when we do come around. I love you, even though we're not so close anymore.

2. You know? I do have something to say to you: what you've done has hurt me in more ways then one, and I know it really doesn't bother you much. I used to think you were such a great person, and I was was always delighted to see you, but now its hard to even think about you. I hope God does some amazing things in your life, but the truth is, I never want to talk to you again. Maybe God has other plans, but for now, thats how I feel.

3. AAAH!!!!! I LOVE YOU. I love that we sometimes get so annoyed but we love eachother so much. Your giggle makes me giggle. you're thoughts bounce off of mine. You are my dear sweet friend. Thank you for the grace you've bestowed on me AND my family so many times, and thank you sooo much for coming back over and over again.

4. You... sigh. I wish I could say I'll never leave you. I want to say that with all my heart. But I can't because I'm human. You are very wonderful. And you are very flawed. Maybe that is what I love about you. You will always be special to me, dear friend. We'll be ok. God is teaching your hands for war, and you will bend a bow of bronze. We'll be ok. I can't wait to see what God is going to do in your life... and I can't wait to get to know you more. I'll hold your hand, I'll be your encouragement, and we'll be okay. :)

5. We've been through a lot together. Right now we're just not on the same page, even though we love eachother so much. But I feel like your love is conditional sometimes. I feel very judged. I wish I didn't feel that way by you, but I've learned that not all opinions are accurate. If I screw up, real friends should stick with that person, not tell them that they wouldn't be able to talk to them because they're such an idiot. I love you anyhow, and I'd never do that to you.

6. Hm... you? We have our seasons, you and I. I think its so funny the times we begin to talk. We thought we were so much the same, but we're so different. The funny part is, I think you're the closest thing to "oposites attract" in relation to my life that I've come this close to. Hehe. You're a neat person, and I enjoy our talks. God will give you your adventure, don't worry. Its coming... and so is your princess. XD

7. I'm not sure what to think of you, really. I feel like at any point you'll stab me in the back, but you act like nothing is wrong up in person, but I've heard you hate me behind my back. If you have any issues, for goodness sakes, just tell me! Stop being so high-school on me!

8. Okay... yes, we've been friends for a long time, but its weird... something happened. You know, I think it had to do with other guys being in my life. It threw you for a loop. You're a good person. I love you. we'll need to catch up at some point. I know you care about me, and thanks for reading all I write. You're turning into an amazing person of God.

8 comments:

  1. Among the joy, happiness, pain, and sorrow, always remember Colossians 3:13
    "Put up with each other, and forgive whatever grievances you may have against each other. Forgive as the Lord forgave you."

    Sorry...But Jesus never once give us the OPTION of doing anything short of loving EVERYONE. Not just our friends and those who love us...And not in just a "tolorant" sort of way either, but true, genuine love like Christ:

    1 Corinthians 14:4-7
    "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."

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  2. Um, I never said I hated anyone, whoever this is. And I never said I DIDN'T love anyone. I just said I hope to never talk to that person again. Don't be so quick to judge. I'll never actually be able to tell that person how I feel.

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  3. "Never wanting to talk to someone again" isn't what most would call "loving" or "forgiving".

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  4. what does the Bible say about judging? look up the scripture. The bible never said anything about it being wrong to feel a certain way. I suggest that you start searching your own heart before you feel you can search mine, because I'm really getting sick of the critics. and DON'T think I'm not being teachable. I am finally getting tired of the judgment. Find someone else to throw your scripture at, and be big enough to say who it is next time.

    I don't feel I need to explain myself to you. If you really cared, you would know why I feel that way anyway, and you'd think twice before you feel you can just come in and be so judging.

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  5. Ummm, I'm prolly gonna get my head bitten off for this (not trying to interfere with this er-..."conversation"), but I thought I'd point out one thing (not trying to picking a side here). There is kinda a difference between "judgment" and "observation". And if you don't want people judging you, then perhaps you should be careful yourself (Example: Critique of CCO). Judgment is tearing someone down in a "holier than thou" sort of way. There's a huge difference between that and voicing another point of view. That's what you did with CCO! You voiced your opinion! However if you define what this person is saying as "judgment" then what you said about CCO is equally "judging". So pick a definition. But if this is really "judgment" then you're just as guilty...Sorry, that's just my "observation". ;-) Crucify me for that if you want, but I really think we all (Christians) need to be less "snappy" at anyone who dares challenge our ways.

    I know what the Bible says about judgment. And we all need to be careful with it, but your reacting as though you were somehow "above correction". I'm not saying you really think that, but that is what your words imply. And the Bible isn't exactly "gentle" in it's instruction on that matter...

    Proverbs 12:1 "Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid."

    But of course in your defense I do know where you're coming from, and I do indeed know some of the instances surrounding these "friendship". So to our anonymous commenter, beware, lest you give advice/correction on matters you do not truly understand...

    Sincerely,
    A soon to be yelled at Matt W.

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  6. you know heres a good hint: if you have an issue with something I say, don't make it public and rather, pull me aside next time. BOTH of you, whoever you are.


    To be honest, I'm mad that Anonymous feels they have the right to say what they're saying AS WELL AS not actually owning UP to it, and I'm tired of people thinking they can just correct me in public whenever they feel like it.

    Done.


    This is MY blog, and I can write whatever I want. perceive things how you may, but let him who has no sin cast the first stone and think TWICE before reaching over to pull a speck out of my eye.

    I don't need to be dead honest, but for your sake I am:

    I don't feel I said a wrong thing in this blog, period, and I truly don't care anymore if someone wants so badly to jump on my back about the little things I say that reveal that I'm human. I'm not perfect, but I wasn't wrong. I have absolutely no conviction of being wrong, because as much as I hope everything turns out alright for the person I supposedly "hate", I truly do NOT want to ever see that person again, and if I could tell that to that persons face, I would. (but really, I don't need to explain myself, as it really has nothing to do with any of you.)

    If whoever you are is insulted, indignate or offended by the things I write, I suggest you just not read my blog anymore, seeing as it causes you to stumble.


    Oh, and for the record, I'm sorry you don't know my heart more that you would feel it your place to judge me and correct me in the first place.

    Always, Sarah(cause I'll own up to ever word I say, thanks.)

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  7. oh and one more thing, a reply to

    "Anonymous said...
    "Never wanting to talk to someone again" isn't what most would call "loving" or "forgiving".

    8:40 PM, August 27, 2007"




    here's my ultimate reply to this:

    First, I have no problem telling people how I feel now. Once, I did. Now, I do not. Second, Is it Biblical to go back for more and be a glutton for punishment? I think Not, whoever you are. Sounds like whoever this is has no clue.

    I quite angry with your judgement, and honestly, if you want to throw scripture at me from what I just said, I would ask if you'd be the one judging Jesus as he turned tables and yelled at people in God's temple.

    I am angry because you don't have the guts to own up to your words. I am angry because you judge and do not know me. If you are to judge, keep it to yourself, unless it is edifying in some way. See, because unless you are in my "inner sphere" of close friends, you KNOW you have no right to speak into my life, and if you WERE in that inner sphere, you definitelly never would have handled it this way.

    So, I here conclude that YOU my friend are in the wrong. I say friend because you probably are one. But the truth is, if you can only say things like what you are saying anonymously and in my blog comments, then you really aren't being a true friend to me, and therefore have NOT displayed true love yourself.

    Thats my final word.

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  8. I am gonna have to say..that I can relate. There have been people in my life, that have hurt me/my family, very deeply, and without remorse. I can honestly say that, even though I still ultimately want what is best for them, and even pray for them, its very difficult for me to want to be around them or speak to them.

    I think sometimes its necessary to be able to stand up for yourself and admit that its too painful, and emotionally unhealthy to be around some people that are continuely causing you pain.

    So in closing, I want to say that, I have people that I wish to never speak with again. I love them, and wish them well, but having our lives head in different directions is the best thing for me right now.

    And I think, if you all think long and hard about it, you'll find that you too have people in your life that you don't want to be around, that seem to "bury a knife deeper in your chest" when they are around.

    I don't know about you, but I prefer to not subject myself to unnecessary pain. The pain you do have to live with, is pain enough.

    Let it be known, that pain exists. And when someone can own up and admit that they are struggling with the weight of it, let the rest of us stand up and offer support instead of adding to their pain, frustration as well.

    ~as I am Sharin

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Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:15