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Quick Update and Prayer Request from #Christians on #TheMighty

I recently relocated. I have a new job, living space, and environment. All sound great, yet I have been physically sick for the past two weeks. Also, now that I am hours away from my aging mom, she has been rushed to the emergency room two times in two weeks. I am over an eight hour drive away and am not pleased with this.

So, please say a prayer for me as I seek wisdom from above regarding my role in helping my mom. Also, I ask for prayer regarding the ministry I am now working with: that I would be a great asset for the team. And finally, I request prayer concerning either the weather to cool off or that my body will adjust to the new air particles that are obviously sending my autoimmune system into absolute chaos!!! Oh, and a church that serves as a place for me to worship with a family rather than fulfilling an obligatory request from friends.

Thanks! #Prayer #NewBeginnings #

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#Christians #Anxiety #Selfharm #Suicide Jesus is on our side.

I found this today on my Facebook page.

Many of us Mighty members struggle with the obstacles of life.
So I post this to remind us, we don't have to manage this on our own.

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#check -in Time: #Christians On #TheMighty

Well, let me check-in with you all. Currently, I am walking through yet another tough season. Without much detail, I am medically better but unemployed due to a work injury. Had an employment interview scheduled today but the interviewer failed to arrive at the virtual interview. Nice.😞! The day turned into a somewhat emotionally draining day after that experience.

However, after a brief analysis, I find that I still seek to become someone who gains praises from others. This trait is revealed each time I happen upon some social media site or even hear a Christian speaker or musician introduced. The verbal resumes full of accomplishments tend to breed one foundational reaction in me: coveting!

This coveting is often revealed in prayers like, “Lord, when will I reach my destiny” or “Father, I can’t wait to be released to reach the masses…for your glory.” Riiiight.

My coveting prayers are not voiced in those exact words. But I truly slide into a place of despair when I start my comparisons with those “celebrity” followers of Christ. As Christ reminds of his fate on this earth as I think of the upcoming holiday: Easter, which has nothing to do with sugary bunny rabbit treats. 😉!

Actually, asking God the Father and The Christ to make me a famous “Christ-like” person is a bit ironic considering his “famous” death allows me the luxury of even conversing with the Most Holy Lord. Hmmm? Christ celebrity status was based on him giving up his status…right?🤔

So, after relaxing, I hop on this site. Share my heart. Expose my inward drive, fueled often by competition, that is really the driving motivation urging me to be like Christ, in front of others, according to my will being done. No condemnation, really. I am just tired of me pouting about another’s life even after reading Jesus’s last words in the book of John: paraphrasing- Peter, if I ask him to do something what is that to you??? 😉!

I hope my shared thoughts stir others to dialogue with me, in the comments, as we walk through life together, facing the storms, whilst remaining close to #TheMighty One! I could handle your prayers for peace and employment. ❤️

#Anxiety #Recovery #insecurity #unemployment #Christianity #TheChrist #Easter #Resurrection #christ -like #Humility

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#Christians on #TheMighty : PRAYERSSSSS PLEASEEEE Message Leads To Surrender’s Need

#TheMighty asked, “How are you feeling today?” I can honestly say I am feeling “Depr-anxious.”😵‍💫! I therefore appreciate your prayers.

My entire life is in a state of uncertainty. Some days I can handle this status well. However, today has been extremely hard. I need employment. Period. My brain injured self cannot return to my old position. But no new positions are opening. So, I am emotionally struggling right in between feeling depressed because I am neither employed nor unemployed. I have not heard any decision from my employer. And I am feeling anxious because I have energy to be committed to some activity but my days are free. So…I am currently…depranxious!😉!

Yet I must say, I could be dealing with these feelings in vain. This year has really been a season of rest. So, as the late Rich Mullins once sang, “I’d rather fight you for something I don’t really want then take what you give that I need,” might be my true testimony. So I surrender Lord. You know what is best. I prefer to “take what you give that I need.” 😁🙏❤️

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#awesome : #Humility vs #hurt

I just saw a poll on #TheMighty . An innocent question was asked: how awesome do you see yourself? My emotions instantly activated. First, my eyes instantly moistened as something in the question had hit a tender spot in me. But I then switched gears by stoically telling myself, “Only God can fit this definition.”

After that thought entered my mind, I realized I had just tried to deflect my insecurities by over spiritualizing the innocent question. This is obviously a flawed defense mechanism. Yet I still question if I can qualify myself as being awesome simply because words pertaining to worship towards God often include the awesomeness associated with the “Great I AM.”

Outside of the flaws in my emotional makeup due to past hurts, as a redeemed person, can I honestly see myself, a saved “wretch like me,” as the hymn states, as someone who is awesome? #TheMighty #Christians , any thoughts?

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#ThankYou #Christians on #TheMighty

Once again, I thank you for offering this platform. Thanks for letting us share and process the things that are often hidden away internally. This site helps me release and process the challenging emotional glitches that go unheard and unshared during times of “fellowship” in church settings. But I hope the day will come when church “fellowship” gatherings will include times when small groups of people can come together to share and process and pray for each other as we explore and examine how the week’s sermon applies to our lives.

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A rambling mans’ thoughts on a Superbowl commercial

Hebrews 4:15
This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin

There was a Superbowl commercial that was linked to an anti LGBT group. We’ve all all noticed a bunch of 3rd hearted people, who sadly still assume they’re Christian taking anti LGTQ stances. Now here’s the thing. Women are pretty common to human beings and it’s pretty common for them to be sexually interested in men. So for Jesus to be able to relate to women, the logical conclusion is that Jesus had to have lived his whole life with both same sex and opposite sex attractions. He would have to have grown up with them so he could relate to us as kids, teenagers and adults. This tells us that there’s a whole lot more to the story than we may realize or have been told.

Anyways, just a thought for you to consider.

As always, wishing you lots of hugs and the love of many nurses ❤️‍🩹🪢❤️‍🩹🪢🥰🟰❤️🟰😇
#LGBTQIA #Christians #MentalHealth

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Thank You! #Christians on #TheMighty

Thank you for praying and leaving encouraging messages on my last post. Here’s a short bio of my experience and why your encouragement touches me deeply.

As a child, I was labeled a “slow learner” and “Learning Disabled.” Back then, no one knew of ADHD, OCD, or ANY type of alternative way of processing info during my formative years. So, after accepting myself as a failure, I was a wild-child by the time I became a teen. But that is when the Lord radically got ahold of my broken life.

Long story short, I worked various jobs and spent many years working at ministry centers during my adult years. Then when I was in my forties, the Lord opened the door for me to return to college. And to my surprise, after earning my Associate’s degree, I was invited and accepted as a student at a leading Ivy League university. But this gift is meet with appreciation. I struggle with deep insecurities while attending the courses at this school because I am still in shock that I am attending this school. And this semester’s no exception. The required course I am taking has stirred deep emotions and anxiety.

However, yesterday, I was able to sit still with the Lord, cry, write, share, and release my old memories of failure especially when studying mathematics, which I am taking this term….at….an Ivy League college!😳!!! Wow! But yesterday’s breakthrough involved me accepting this semester as a new beginning for setting new memories, even if I do not do well in the course. I am taking a mathematics course under the tutelage of a legendary professor. Only the Lord would lead me to this type of unimaginable place: no eye has seen (1 Corthians 2:9).

Honestly, after I shared my thoughts, I thank you all for your prayers. I believe they led to the breakthrough I experienced. So, please continue to lift me up, if possible. Over fifty years of negative fear, anxiety, bad memories, and deep insecurity do not simply vanish. So, thank you for letting me share this story. I appreciate receiving replies from you, #TheMighty !

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Why I journal

It fights the lonliness, it fights the mundanity, it fights the night, it amuses me, it helps me to see that being yelled at really is an issue, sometimes it allows for gratitude, it incites a poem or two at times, it alleviates thoughts of worthlessness and suicide, it's comforting, it hopefully inspires, others write and there is a writing community, it fights fear and tear, it's cold out, it allows me to ask questions of myself or even others, it puts things in perspective, it fights for right and rights, there might be someone in the same boat, there might even be a parenting community, or caregiving community, there's often something of the day's posts to post on, it's therapy, Christmas time is hard, a good movie to watch is one with Paul Walker, Susan Sarandon and Penelope Cruz, kind of how lonely people come together at Christmas time, one visits the hospital, one's a cop or paramedic, and one's kind of an escort or at least a woman who would hope for her own family life, Christmas time is different for all of us, a lot of people turn their backs on the world, family, responsibilities, even food, some have no choice, I keep reading that suicide rates are higher in January than Christmas time, but I find that hard to believe, yeah Churches are open but as someone who tends to cry every Sunday there but one, I get how not even that could reach us, even if we are Lieutenant Dan sitting in the back, Pubs, Places to Visit the Sick, Malls, Shelters, who knows if it is all enough, how lonely were Sundays when stores were closed on them, how lonely is Thanksgiving um Black f ing Friday or Boxing Sledding Sleeping in Day, and who gets to go out on New Years only the lucky few, faithful or unfaithful marriages, synglehood, nursing home bound, hospital bound, suicidal, in pain, depressed, happy, Bipolar, Schitzphrenic, all struggles made especially harder by the Christmas season, so Peace to you

#Writing #When Writing Helps #Lonliness #Christians

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Quick update #Christians #Faith #Hope #Depression #MentalHealth

It’s 3am. I just wanted to update you on my last post. Not long after posting we got a breakthrough so I took the post down. I was in a horrendous situation and was struggling to get heard. My screams of pain and tears didn’t seem enough to get things happening.

There was a lot of pain and angst in the post and I didn’t want to distress people unnecessarily.

When I provide my feedback to the hospital I will explain how 80% of the time they were excellent, 10% very good but the 10% that was atrocious must be looked at so no one else has to suffer.

Thank you for your prayers.

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