Wednesday, August 15, 2012
To my Anonymous Texter
First off I have to say that you did rattle my cage for at least a good hour, until I realized all I really needed to do was sit down and pray, open my bible, and yet again seek Gods affirmation that what I am doing in my campaign with justtell.org is the right thing to do.
For those that don't know I received some awful and of course anonymous texts this morning from someone claiming to pray for me, but also in the same texts saying that I made up stories of abuse, using my daughter to gain pity on myself, and all kinds of things I won't even mention or give utterance to because they are so ridiculous. Anyways, I was pretty upset for awhile, as this person wanted me to be. I reminded them in the text that obviously they were not following their own 'righteous' advice and doing as the bible says "when you have a problem with your brother take them aside in private and talk to them about it", instead this person chose the low road of privately texting me horrible things.
Anyways, this blog is not about that it is about how GOD WORKS THROUGH EVEN WHAT THE DEVIL TRIES TO DO TO BRING US DOWN. See, the devil HATES that I gave a voice to my daughter, HATES that sexual abuse/touching discussions are always going on in our house, and HATES that he cannot destroy yet another childs life from them keeping silent. Think if she had NOT told me, or I had NOT went in there, how many years might she have endured that and kept silent if I had NOT taught her to come tell me about 'bad games' and when someone tries to touch her 'private parts'. You think it might have been months? Years? How long before you think it might have escalated to full blown sexual abuse or even rape??? My God has shown me I am doing the right thing, and my logo is NOT on that picture to get people to go to my business page and book a photography session (that doesnt make any sense since I only do maternity/newborn/family and live no where near most ppl that see this photo), it is so that people know WHERE they can go to reach me, as so many already have with questions, concerns, and to tell lillian how brave she is!
This is my facebook status AFTER I sought God out in this situation, and I only wish I would have done it sooner rather then spend that hour texting back and forth that awful acting person that claims they are a christian with all their self righteous hateful words to me:
"I asked God to give me guidance with this issue this morning, to reassure me I am doing the right thing yet again, and this is what I opened up to in my womans devotional bible "The cost of being a disciple". I read it and cried. No, I will not take down my photos as I have thought of doing after these texts, NO, I will not take away my daughters voice, her story, or the campaign to help even ONE more child out there have the courage to come forward. So shoot me all your hate mail, my Lord is big enough to carry it on HIS shoulders, but I will finish what has begun.
Luke 14:28 "Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it? For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it,everyone who sees it will ridicule him, saying, "This fellow began to build and was not able to finish."
I WILL FINISH THIS CAMPAIGN. THIS IS AMERICA, I HAVE A RIGHT TO PHOTOGRAPH ANYTHING I WANT (WITHIN THE LAW OF COURSE) AND TO SAY ANYTHING I WANT, AS WELL AS YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOICE YOUR OPINION ON IT. BUT DO NOT TEXT MY PRIVATE WORK NUMBER UNLESS YOU WANT TO GIVE ME YOUR NAME AND HAVE AN ADULT CONVERSATION, AND ESPECIALLY DO NOT DO IT IN THE NAME OF THE LORD BECAUSE YOU AREN'T GOING TO HAVE TO ANSWER TO ME FOR THAT ONE.
Have a great day everyone, I am off to enjoy the rest of mine too, just wanted to share those thoughts, God Bless, keep your head up, and pray for those that hurt you
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