Thursday, February 16, 2017

Persons with Disabilities Are Underrated and overlooked by normalpeople: Stop Bullying others please

Treating someone who has a disability with contempt is not okay at all! 
Here is a response to a devotional that I finished this morning that might relate to your situation if you have a disability and have been treated unfairly by others.

1. I tend to respond to people with disabilities in a way that says the following when they unintentionally irritate me, "you need to STOP NOW!" 
2. Jesus' example of the woman and her disability teach me to be more and more kind to those who are struggling with their disability. 
3. I need to honestly see Elena as Jesus sees her. 

1 Samuel 16:6-7 NIV
[6] When they arrived, Samuel saw Eliab and thought, “Surely the Lord's anointed stands here before the Lord.” [7] But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
2 Samuel 9:1-13 NIV
[1] David asked, “Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan's sake?” [2] Now there was a servant of Saul's household named Ziba. They summoned him to appear before David, and the king said to him, “Are you Ziba?” “At your service,” he replied. [3] The king asked, “Is there no one still alive from the house of Saul to whom I can show God's kindness?” Ziba answered the king, “There is still a son of Jonathan; he is lame in both feet.” [4] “Where is he?” the king asked. Ziba answered, “He is at the house of Makir son of Ammiel in Lo Debar.” [5] So King David had him brought from Lo Debar, from the house of Makir son of Ammiel. [6] When Mephibosheth son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, came to David, he bowed down to pay him honor. David said, “Mephibosheth!” “At your service,” he replied. [7] “Don't be afraid,” David said to him, “for I will surely show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan. I will restore to you all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will always eat at my table. ” [8] Mephibosheth bowed down and said, “What is your servant, that you should notice a dead dog like me?” [9] Then the king summoned Ziba, Saul's steward, and said to him, “I have given your master's grandson everything that belonged to Saul and his family. [10] You and your sons and your servants are to farm the land for him and bring in the crops, so that your master's grandson may be provided for. And Mephibosheth, grandson of your master, will always eat at my table.” (Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.) [11] Then Ziba said to the king, “Your servant will do whatever my lord the king commands his servant to do.” So Mephibosheth ate at David's table like one of the king's sons. [12] Mephibosheth had a young son named Mika, and all the members of Ziba's household were servants of Mephibosheth. [13] And Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, because he always ate at the king's table; he was lame in both feet.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18 NIV
[16] Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. [17] For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. [18] So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

There is a massive difference between having a disability and not having one. I am not going to explain it because it is obvious to me what it means to have a disability and be teased and mistreated everyday.

Somehow, the church needs to step up to the plate:

I hope and pray that this blog post inspires you to be your best and to remember not to "fake it till you make it" but faith it till you make it! Amen?


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