Today, I accidentally read an article of a 13-year old Australian girl who committed suicide. This girl was a victim of bullying from school. From students of the same school she attended. The bullying which started from physical and psychological reached to an outrageous crime of getting the girl raped masterminded by the bullies. As a result, she suffered a lot–panic attack, separating herself from others, even mental illness.
She wrote a letter before she took her life. I am not encouraging others to do the same, it’s not a brave act to take one’s life. I also was a victim of bullies when I was in grade school. It was part of my growing up, to be as I am now, successful maybe in my career had also dark past as well as others in our growing up.
I learned to be brave after I forgot those nightmares. To move on, to forget and forgive. Life does not end with the only few chapters. Who cares if the first 5 chapters of your life story was hell, what matters is you let the writer continue your story by adding more chapters. You might not expect the next 5 chapters will be brighter, more beautiful, hopeful and full of colors. The books have lots of chapters to write on with our lives. Let’s not be contented without knowing our life-stories’ good ending.
I hope the ending with your story is not tragic.
Anyone deserves to have a good and happy ending. After all, life is worth-living.
God did not ransom us from the pit (of hell/ eternal damnation) so we could just keep the knowledge on ourselves. We can’t enjoy God’s favor, love, salvation and at the same time look at others bondage by sin, of ignorance, heading to hell. God wanted us to share this (TRUTH) to others who don’t know this.
I want to share a very wonderful thing God did with me this week.
November 9th (Thu), 2017, I dreamed of Jesus appearing to me and reading to me Ezekiel 3 (the whole chapter), then He directed me to read Matthew, Mark, Luke and John…Jesus as lovely as He was in my dream, was a really gentle and gracious teacher to me. Then I woke up.
Unfortunately, I neglected that dream for some reasons like I was busy at work, etc. until on November 10th-11th, I was able to bump onto a YouTube channel with a video on Spiritual Warfare. I had taken notes especially on the 200 and more scriptural-verses (both Offensive and Defensive) that you can use for Spiritual Warfare.
Since then, I started to memorize the first 5 verses listed: Luke 20:42; Psalms 68:1; Luke 10:19; 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 and Ephesians 6:11-18.
Then I remember about my dream on the 9th of November. Today, I read Ezekiel 3. The Holy spirit prompted me that the dream which Jesus appeared to teach me about those scriptures, was telling me to have a new way of reading / studying the bible, and that is to also memorize Scriptures.
Please do take time to READ EZEKIEL 3 (whole chapter). This is a critical verse telling us our assignment, our mandate or responsibility to witness to others. That we must warn those who are sinning, if not, their blood will be upon our heads. You might not know the person you are sharing with right now of the love of Jesus, might have had a problem that he thought suicide is the last resort.
To God be the glory!