My faith is being questioned

3 May 2010
I was meant to write this post yesterday. I was just never sure how to put my thoughts into perspective. At work I have been faced with some changes which may not work out to any good for me. The only good thing so far is that I am still employed.

I have new co-workers to work alongside. One in particular seems to have many issues with my faith. He is a Christian devout baptised etc etc. He speaks so negatively about the level of my faith and how I choose to live my life. He has gone so low as to ridicule my church which he has never been to. He preaches to people on the street and evangelises alot. He is committed to God, that is unquestioned.

His qualms are that I currently do out on nights out with the girls and I do drink alcohol. I do know my limits and I do not go out that often. I tend to make the effort for birthdays and childrens parties. This is just a miniscule of what I enjoy doing. Co-worker now refers to me as a rebelious Christian and a drunkard. Come on now how rude and judgemental are you. He loves quoting scripture which is okay. But why quote it to attack someone or be negative.

There is a way to approach people with what you believe and what you think is right. The wrong approach falls on deaf ears. I have spoken to many devout and very committed Christians for their opinion and they were not happy with what they heard. This guy does not know me and has made a sweeping judgement of me based on the fact that I went out for my friends birthday and had a couple of drinks.

Should I point the finger back at him and remind him of his past and the way he used to choose to live his life. The fact that is bride to be is a strong Christian woman, yet he had no standards prior to him being saved. I expressed to him that I felt that he is very judgemental by nature and that even if he was not saved he would be a very judgemental person.
I have prayed about this and believe that God will provide me with the perfect solution. I am just going to keep doing my work and let his words go over and above my head. I know my Lord knows my heart.

I have not given full details just the gyst because there has been more said that was not good. What are your thoughts and how would you handle this situation. Keeping in mind you are at work to work.
Search for the Lord and for His strength; continually seek him." 1 Chronicles 16:11


LoveandLocs said...

I just read about this in Colossians today, and then I saw your blog. Please read that book when you get a chance.

"See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ" - Col 2:8

"Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. " -2:16

Do not get caught up in his legalist judgement of you. Pray for his deliverance from those religious strongholds, and that he embraces a liberating relationship with Christ. In the meantime, I pray for your strength and patience. In time, God may reveal why you are in this assignment. God bless!!

Laverne SoFrolushes said...

@ Loveandlocs - Thank you for your kind words. The verses you have provided are very insightful and I will make sure I read the whole book to get perspective. Yes I will continue to pray. Bless you!!