Sunday, July 10, 2011

Dear God, Please Deliver Me from People By Shana Jay

“For out of the mouth come forth from the heart” Matthew 15:18

It’s funny how the very thing that you can’t stand in one person could be the very thing (characteristic) that you can’t stand within yourself. I know for a fact that no one is perfect and that everyone has a flaw or two or maybe even three or four.  What I don’t understand is how quickly we choose to point these imperfections out in one another instead of trying to help.
            I do realize some people no matter how hard you try are simply a lost cause. You will have to take the initiative to just lift these lost souls up in prayer and hand them over to the sweet baby Jesus Himself.   Now an issue that I have with people is how quickly we get caught up in gossip or hearsay.  I’ve learned within my 30 years of living that you have to be careful of the information that’s being brought to you. I seek God and ask that He sharpens my spirit of discernment to reveal the motives and intentions of the messenger.
            We have become so thirsty for negativity it’s pathetic. What I will not tolerate, condone, nor give ear to is the slander or cutting down (crucifying) of the next woman or man.  Matthew 18:15-17 states that “If your brother or sister sins against you go point out their fault just between the two of you, if he hears you, you have won him over but if they will not listen take one or two others along so that every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses if they still refuse to listen tell it to the church and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or tax collector.”
            So basically if you have an issue because someone has offended you then the proper way to handle the situation is to go to them in a private manner it’s not for you to tear them down in return. I can honestly say that I have been more offended by the church (people/folks) than with the commoners (worldly) people in the streets. I think what really bothers me the most is how quickly we set out to destroy each other.
            You have to be very careful of who you “put your mouth on.” I say this because if you are going by hearsay then it doesn’t make the situation valid. I am aware of this there are always three sides to each story mine, yours, and then there is the truth. Time reveals all things and a person can only hide their true selves for so long.  If a person’s character or integrity is in question it will all come out in the wash. 
            In conclusion, the tongue is a powerful thing. Proverbs 18:21 states “Death and life are in the power of the tongue and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.  We as people need to learn how to handle offense of others in a more appropriate manner.  People are going to always talk they are going to always form opinions and because opinions are like buttholes you must know everybody has one. It’s our attitudes that will determine if we grow or damage the relationship.  The goal for today is to take Michael Jackson’s advice and look at the man or woman in the mirror. Last but not least be mindful of your words, actions or reactions to certain situations you never know how this will affect the next person.
Shana Jay


  1. This is all so true. People should read this blog and understand that life is to short to want to be surrounded around negativity all the time. this goes back to treating people how you would want them to treat you. people should be more worried about themselves than worried about what the next person is doing in their life. You shouldn't care if people are talking about you because rather if it's good or bad they are still going to talk. I see more people trying to destroy others than more people trying to help. People need to wake up and realize somethings in their lives.

  2. Another Gem Truth-teller. Please pray for one of the lost souls.... ME! :)

  3. One thing my mother would allway say treat other the way you would like to be treated. life is to short some people love to keep up gossip and those type of people you have to move on and just pray for them they life will change.

  4. *Author Shana Jay* My Blogger is tripping once again wont let me log in today but I want to thank all of you for your comments. I am just tired of people being inconsiderate of others and their feelings. YOu dont know what a person is going through and your words or actions my send them over the edge (just something to consider)

  5. HI Shana!!! This is sooo true I am going throught the process now of getting beyond what people think etc......... thanks for this

  6. This is a true statement! So many times we are so quick to look at other people flaws or judge someone by what others say that we need to take the time to look at the man in mirror.

  7. *AUTHOR SHANA JAY* Brandy!!!!!! Exactly when we begin to this as a people the world will be a better place!