small town rumors

Discussion in 'Prayer Requests & Praises' started by Christ_empowered, Nov 26, 2017.

  1. Christ_empowered

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    ugh. still more talk, now and then, of "jail," "prison," "warrants," etc. I've talked to my counselor about it. He (rightly) pointed out that my parents got me a lawyer for that legal trouble I got into, and I was released from probation early, based on compliance/good behavior. I also ended up with a serious ("Class A") misdemeanor, not a felony, so...that definitely helps put my mind at ease (sometimes...).

    I...don't know...what to do, honestly. My counselor acts as if its all "illness"-based. My parents tell me to ignore it if its real, although they've been talking more and more about my "Schizophrenia" (actual diagnosis: severe Bipolar I, prone to psychosis), so...yeah. There's that, too.

    While I was talking to myself, I suddenly said "maybe its self-condemnation," and he smiled. He's a Christian, too; masters of divinity, even. So...yeah...there's that, too. I've prayed now and then that God will provide what I need to accept His forgiveness.

    ugh. Verna says to keep taking the meds, but also realize that satan is real and very active, especially when God is at work in a believer's life. OK. Makes sense to me. I'm now healthy, remarkably normal...I even have a higher IQ estimate than I started with, which...generally...doesn't happen, lol.

    God is good! I don't know what to do, honestly. They don't let people off probation early w/ warrants, I get that. I've been off probation for nearly 1 year now, and the "warrants," etc. talk seems to wax and wane.

    There's also...well, not to sound snotty, but...consider the source. I won't go deep into that, but...yeah. Good thing for me to think of, right? Right.

    Anyway, if you feel like it, please pray. I don't know what this is all about, and I'm definitely not a member of the community, so no one will talk --to-- me. The situation is much better than it was before I got saved, and really...until fairly recently...but, especially in my neighborhood, people yell things and such, but no one talks to or with me. Could be worse, of course, but it is a tad crazy-making.

    thanks. :)
     
  2. Justicewolf

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    If you had a lawyer why not ask that legal professional what you can do should this impact your personal life. Or your personal character and family? Slander, defamation, like that. These sorry gossips saying things about you stand to put a smear on your family name too.
    You are strong in the Lord. He is with you as you know.
     
  3. Christ_empowered

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    im a non-entity around here. a while back, the medical board ended up investigating some doctors who had treated me. since the "mental health" people regarded me as a "trouble maker," I've been labeled with everything in the book and my records have been shared with people ((no, really)). Ideally, I'd move, but I only now recovered from heavy, involuntary shock "treatment" (again: this is how "trouble makers" are treated...), and I now have my (loving, kind, generous) parents behind me, so...there's that, too.

    anyway, people in my neighborhood will also yell fun stuff at me such as "faggot! you got a felony!" and "faggot! judge took pity on you!," because...well...I have awesome neighbors, lol. it is what it is.

    thanks for your reply. :)
     
  4. Eugene

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    Hi Brother Christ_empowered, as I suggested some time ago, and still do is to purchase a voice recorder so as to ensure whether it is a matter of your self condemnation or jerk neighbors. Now I say that especially in view of the fact your parents have never heard the hollering or taunting you do.
    Best Buy has the following one on sale you may even be able to test before buying at fifty dollars; they even have one for twenty-six dollars. I hope you'll consider it.
    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sony-digital-voice-recorder/5774900.p?skuId=5774900&ref=212&loc=1
    :wave2
     
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  5. Edward

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    I still prayin you Brother. You've come a long way.

    Their continued spiritual attacks. Because you're clinging to the Lord...spirits of fear, spirits of doubt...Jesus quoted scripture at them to rebuke them. You can too...

    :helmet
     
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    so your charge was A MISDEMEANOR ? ONLY feel free to private message me i would like to hear more in priv conversation .. lots good advice but some things i dont air out in public... i have class D felony from about 25 years ago i would like hear your story in private
     
  7. sunfly

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    There was an MMA championship fight a number of weeks back. This woman holding the belt makes a public spectacle of her Catholic faith before and after a match. There she is at the weight-in talking crap in the face of her much prettier very quiet future opponent . Up in her face, having insulted the mental health of her father in past interviews. Anything to get the girl mad and lose focus when they were in the ring together the next night.
    Her opponent however stood there and quietly recited the Lords prayer while staring the insult spewing champion in the eyes.
    Next night that champ tapped out. Because she couldn't stand the young girls pounding the dirt out of her on the floor of the ring. After having put her there with a beautiful right cross.

    Point of the story is, and why I'm in this thread, I was raised in a small town. One red light in the center of the fourway in down town. And that was it. Quaint, low key, near zero crime. And yet it is busy with the gossips.Tearing people down talking about them and making up stories as if the old lies would go stale and needed to be refreshed from time to time.

    Maybe consider that girl fighters answer to meeting her enemy face to face. When you're there and these gossip types are talking about you at a volume you can hear, which is their meaning to hurt your feelings and your reputation among themselves, recite the Lords prayer aloud but soft volume.
    Watch what happens.
    Think of how empty those gossip types are when your life is what occupies their time. Love your enemies. Because it's illegal to knock their teeth down their throat.
     
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    lol i grew up in small town population around 350 new traveled faster than i could drive lol and i drove fast in them days..
     
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    It's a trip to walk into the grocers and have someone ask you how's this or that going? When you thought "that" was just a personal thing between you and your family.
    One horse town, as my grandfather use to call it. And even the horse was a gossip. :lol
     
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    my 2 aunts use to get on the phone and talk about the soap opera as the world turns
     
  11. sunfly

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    I have a sister-in-law that has her DVR set to record her soaps so that she misses nothing while at work. Then she calls her besties and they're on three way caller, talking about the days events.

    My great grandmother thought The Secret Storm, was reality TV before reality TV ever came to be.
     
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