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How to stay strong in your faith in public school?

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Angel_Lights

Angel_Lights

Okay, so I go to public school, and there are a lot of people who make jokes about my faith. I only recently got saved. And it really hurts me when people make these jokes. I really want to be strong in my faith and not loose sight on god. But these people are making it really hard for me.

December 1, 2014 at 03:02
GiveMeJesus99

GiveMeJesus99

Hello! I’m in the same situation as you girl, I totally understand, it sucks. But the best thing to do is to pray about it, invite God into every aspect of your life (including school) and he will bless you. Theres an article on here about being strong in your faith in public school, you should totally read it! 🙂
Dear Father God, I pray that you will give this sweet girl the courage to stand up for you and not to be disheartened, I pray that you will show her your plan for her life, and I ask you to show the people that are being mean your everlasting love, Amen
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December 1, 2014 at 09:15
AmandaPanda21

AmandaPanda21

I had the same problem. In high school I wasn’t very devout and…well I was a teenager in today’s society…Then nearing my senior year I went through a lot of tragedies and my search for answers brought me so much closer to God. But some of my friends weren’t very nice about it…they called me a “Bible thumper” and stopped confiding in me in fear that I would judge them. My personality hadn’t changed…I was still caring and fun and would do anything for my family and friends. But in our town we have some very mean Christians and that’s what they feared I was becoming. So I showed them that they were wrong with my compassion and love. I didn’t talk constantly about Jesus or what I had read in the Bible…instead every once in a while I would sneak a comment in…one that was both pro-Jesus and uplifting. It may sound silly but over the next few years they accepted who I was and never questioned it. They even trust me more now than they did before. Some even wanted to go to Church with me. So that’s how I dealt with public school. But there’s so much more than school. One day you may go to college or join the workforce or get married. I went to college and I found many people just like me! I joined a group on campus and not only do we worship once a week but we consider each other family and spend so much time together. We help each other grow spiritually and we lead each other. What I’m trying to say is, public school is hard but it’s not the only thing. Hold strong in your faith, be who you are without fear of judgement, and find people who will hold you up and not put you down.

December 9, 2014 at 15:55
Angel_Lights

Angel_Lights

Thank you guys so much! ^_^ I literally cried when I saw you’re responses! You guys are so sweet, I can’t thank you enough! But maybe, if possible can you help me with another thing? Well, I want to get away from these people who have been bothering me. But Im not sure how to actually do this. Anything you might suggest?

December 15, 2014 at 15:21
Angel_Lights

Angel_Lights

what I’m trying to say is how do I ignore the things they say and how do I avoid receiving them entirely?

December 15, 2014 at 17:26
Paloma_23

Paloma_23

@ Angel_Lights
I feel you! It is hard going to school and being in a worldly environment. I don’t have many friends and I’m okay with it cause I’m trying to stay away from the people who do and say bad things. I don’t want to be influenced by their foolish actions. The bible says when you become a Christian & give your life to God, you are going to lose friends- and that’s okay. If there is any Christian groups at your school, you should try to become friends with them.
Pray for the people who are making fun of you. Don’t let them know that it’s bothering you. Just go to school with your head held high and smile on your face & let your light shine. Don’t let these foolish people get to you. The bible says if people make fun of you for being a Christian, then you know your doing something right.
Don’t be ashamed of being a Christian because it is the greatest thing ever! You have something that they don’t have, and that is God in you. God is going to bless you for standing up for what you believe in. One of these days it’s all going to be worth it- we are only here for a short while. In the meantime continue serving The Lord with all your heart and he will bless you.
You are a child of the one true king. You are God’s princess and if anyone is messing with you then they are messing with the king. Pray for those who persecute you. Stay strong beautiful! God Bless. I will be praying for you!

December 16, 2014 at 07:27
AnnaKate

AnnaKate

I’d say if it’s just playful teasing that kinda gets on your nerves but you can ignore it, then do so, but if it’s actually really bothering you you have every right to say something. Legally, you can’t put someone down because of their religion, even if in their own mind it’s harmless. Christianity is pretty common and just kinda slips under the radar sometimes but if that were happening to a girl who was Muslim or something people would notice and take care of the problem because that’s not okay. (It doesn’t matter what faith, it’s never okay) Obviously this seems like just teasing, not a violation of your rights or anything but just be aware that if someone is making you uncomfortable you can say something.

December 16, 2014 at 09:54
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