Being Misunderstood

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One of the hardest things for me is being misunderstood.  You could even say that I hate it.  To not have someone misunderstand you, misinterpret you, judge you incorrectly, etc.  Maybe it's not the misunderstanding that I hate so much as much as it is the times when there is no opportunity to clarify and bring about understanding.  I think that's it.  Misunderstanding with clarity and understanding immediately afterwards I can handle, what I cannot handle is misunderstanding with no clarity and understanding afterwards.

As I think about the times misunderstanding has happened in life without the opportunity to clarify I still want to go back and be understood.  I wonder what the root of that is.  I wonder if it is my pride making sure that I want someone to really understand where I was coming from.  I wonder if it is my attempt to control what they think of me.  I wonder if it is my desire to please people and have them like me.  Why can I not let misunderstanding go?

When I think about having to let misunderstanding go, I am not very much of a fan.  I have to remind myself of others that are constantly misunderstood with no opportunity for clarification or explanation.  I then have to think of people who welcome misunderstanding and even have the opportunity to clarify or explain and they choose not to.  Those people get me.  The Person who really gets me in that sense is Jesus. 

I think that Jesus was and is the most misunderstood person.  Being the most misunderstood and yet not demanding to be understood.  He provides opportunity for others to understand Him, but He never forces it.  It is a choice for someone to understand Him.  He provides avenues of understanding through the Scriptures, through the church and others, but He doesn't force it.

What a great reminder of humility that Jesus does not demand that He be understood, but that He provides opportunity then let's go.  So much to learn from the most misunderstood person in the world.

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nice insight

Thank you - this really encouraged me...and to consider Jesus' response to being misunderstood.
Keep writing...

this spoke to my heart. I hope it's ok that I borrow it to share with others...know that I will not claim it as my own, but instead will give God the glory for leading me to these words of encouragement. God Bless!

but... i don't understand what you mean.... you are saying that this jesus will ...condemn u for what you think and believe? .... i am confused! 

Thank you - I needed to hear this for a whole separate reason.  Makes me willing to be quiet and wait. May be painful, but hopefully I can do it.  I pray I can. 

To the person titled "I don't Understand"  She means that Jesus' message is simple and pure but so many people misunderstand his message... he doesn't force you to accept what his message is. He allows you to feel it in your own time.  "This Jesus" doesn't condemn you. He invites you to reach out and ask. The choice is yours. 

..This has been in the bible since it''s conception, but few understood or cared to pass it on ! ?  It proves what happenes to mankind at the end and "after" Christ's return..  God will not lie !  No heaven , no hell.

My understanding of this, is not mine , but His !   If we allow just his words to reveal the truth , you too will be amazed !
...  God’s truth about the end of days “after” Christ’s return.  His people will establish the earth, rebuild the waste places, cities, grow gardens, here “on earth”  No heaven! Just our upper atmospheric heavens in the clouds as it states,

where we meet Christ.

              ………...The Truth from an Old Testament prophesy ..
...Isa 2:2 And it shall come to pass in the “last days”,(The time here is “after” Christ’s return and the Holy city has been established on earth !) that the mountain of the LORD's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and “all nations shall flow unto it” (The Holy City in Jerusalem ! )  3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: ( In just that little text we see that people on the earth will seek out God from wherever nation they are !)   for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD “from Jerusalem” 4 And he shall judge among “the nations”, ( Did you get that ! The nations will still be here ! ) and shall

rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: “nation shall not lift up sword against nation”, neither shall they learn war any more.  ( That is not In Heaven, but here on earth !)  Yeah right, you get the picture!? Mankind has been fooled !  How about all of His truth!!   Now read the last two chapters of Revelations and know it is not an allegory nor a lie !
 ...Be careful to note , John did not write the book of Revelations as many in mainstream Christianity has taught  ! God is the original author , See the first verse of revelations and see for yourself ! God gave it to His son, His son gave it to an angel, the Angel gave it to John, John re-recorded it ! Note, the visions were added by John, but remember, the

visions John had were given by God, so in fact ALL of the book of Revelations is by GOD !  THAT is very important as it is not an allegory as many have made up,  nor is it a lie ! 
  The verse here >>  Rv1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, “which God gave unto him”, to shew unto his servants/followers things which must shortly come to pass; and he/Christ sent and signified it “by his angel” unto his servant “John”: 
                                     You know the rest !  See you in the City !
                                           Your Friend !    Eugene……….Pistle42197314

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