Bullying… Another Abuse That We Find (Luke 6:45)

As we continue to bring awareness to the various abuses this month, I want to remind you that too many have accepted “bullying” as part of life in schools and workplaces. Bullying is aggressive behavior against one perceived to be weaker. These bullies strategically target their victims to display their emotional or physical dominance over those perceived to be of lessor stature, physique, mentality, or social standing. So many have accepted this bullying as a normal part of society… but it is wrong and it is abuse!

Bullying…
another abuse that we find…
for it’s derived from wounds…
with abusive anger left behind.
For many learn this behavior…
from the words that tear them down…
and they project it onto others…
where in bullying it is found.
They speak words of criticism…
wounding with words and acts of hate…
repeatedly to tear victims down…
then feeling of a grander fate.
For they attack with words and deeds…
and as their wounded victims crumble…
bullies take pride in their behavior…
like they’re strong and will not stumble.
And this bullying occurs daily…
in homes, schools, and even workplaces…
where abusers feel superior…
while victims suffer the disgraces.
But God sees it all…
so bullies make no mistake!
We will all have to answer…
for any abuses that we partake.
So whether you’ve been abused…
and bullying is how you cope…
know that you will one day repent…
for every abusive word you spoke.
And victims please beware…
of the many “friends” that you seek…
for out of the abundance of their hearts…
is what their mouths will speak.

© Secret Angel and The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel, 2015.

“For out of the abundance of the heart,
the mouth speaks.” Luke 6:45

Dear Lord, only You see the multitude of those who have been wounded by bullying in their lifetime. You see the youngest in schools broken by these accepted abuses of youth. You hear as adults allow it as part of “growth” instead of stopping the bullying. You see as children bully others because verbal abuse is acceptable in their own homes. And only You see the wounds of brokenness inflicted by the verbal, emotional, and physical abuses that continue to be accepted into adulthood. You also see as countless employees are bullied in workplaces. You see all that is hidden behind closed doors and all wounds inflicted deep within hearts. We pray for healing to every mind, body, and soul. That we will no longer accept these abuses that are displayed as simple “bullying” and we will be empowered by You to speak out against it. Expose all the lies and deceptions and help Your children to realize that what is in their hearts, will be spoken by their  mouths. Purify our hearts and souls Lord, so that every word spoken will be pure and kind and sanctified by You… in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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14 thoughts on “Bullying… Another Abuse That We Find (Luke 6:45)

  1. It boggles my mind that what we heard years ago only in schools, really affects all ages today. I have endured it. It breaks a persons spirit. We seek to forgive, yet the scars remain. It affects people of all ages, races, religions, and social standing – all communities and all vocations. It is also subjected to others by these same groups.

    We all are guilty of harsh words and make mistakes and make wrong choices, yet it is the intentional actions (choice) to hurt another that really saddens me. I have prayed for quite some time about this and will continue. Here is where it can become fatal – when the victim of bullying is fighting an illness or even depression, especially depression. If the intent is to inflict harm when knowing that others are fighting to be free of depression – as the victim of the ill treatment is doing their best to recover from abuse or illness or both, along with depression, as they do their best to move through life with it, all the while being subjected to a targeted effort by others to inflict mental or physical harm, is in my opinion the lowest of lows and speaks to me of a deep soul issue.

    The turning of ones backs, whispers and secret meetings all with an agenda of publicly harming (disgracing) another – speaks to me of an enemy/the fallen angel – that has those people inflicting harm, under his control and is leading those valuable people to do his work. His work and his goals to steal, kill or destroy. If one’s actions are not praiseworthy or are done in secret or in the dark – then it is certainly not of God. If these hidden actions are wrapped in shiny public packages for justified displays, there is still darkness within the package.

    Thank you for addressing this very important subject. We have seen it have tragic results in the news over and over and yet there are so many stories that are not told, so many people dealing with this on their own in silence and feeling quite alone.

    As is breast cancer, and emotional and verbal abuse chapters in my life’s book so is bullying and is yet another platform and opportunity to bring awareness. I don’t address or share my pain to harm others – my purpose is to bring awareness of the dangers and struggles that walk along with cancer and abuse, with the goal to provide a bit of hope to those that may hear or read my words and to speak to both sides.

    We all fall short of the glory of God, yet he finds us all to be valuable in his eyes. If he finds us valuable to send his son to die for us – then we should see others and ourselves as valuable also. It is hard to feel valuable when you are the target. It is hard to feel valuable after an illness like cancer. There is so much more to what happens to a patient during and after the illness. There are so many changes physically and emotionally and to go through one in the midst of the other and then feel ostracized or targeted for whatever reason, can be tragic.

    In life there is pain – but through the pain there are solutions to be found. My prayer is that we each do something today and every day to give someone a bit of hope. My prayer is that we build others up in this short life instead of tearing each other down.

    • Amen, amen, and amen!! I totally agree with every word. These words “it is the intentional actions (choice) to hurt another that really saddens me” hits home. To intentionally hurt someone, to tear them down, and try to destroy them as some do just is beyond my comprehension. Too many people do this in homes, schools, and even workplaces.But God sees all. He knows every heart. I join you in prayer, my sister, that we each start to build others up instead of tearing them down.This world would be a much better place with less abuse and illness for the wounds inflicted upon each person will one day be displayed by physical ailments. May God bring healing and restoration to all and many blessings to you, my sister!

      • Thank you for your allowing me to comment secretangel. I feel so strongly about this – it just breaks people so unnecessarily. I am so very serious about the remainder of my life being about building others up instead of tearing them down and encouraging others to share their stories and I will do the same. Our testimonies are powerful. God bless you! 🙂

      • Amen!! Yes, our testimonies are powerful. God lead me to write my book and start this ministry and He will do the same for more victims because the “word of our testimony” will change lives. God bless you, my sister!

    • I totally agree. Children are abused at home and then bully at school… A direct correlation to the treatment that they get at home. It becomes acceptable. The continuation of the cycle of abuse for these parents see nothing wrong with their children’s behaviors.

  2. This hits home on so many levels with me…both as a survivor, and now a teacher. When I work with young children, I see the personalities begin to emerge. It becomes clear in early elementary years, who is headed toward being the bullies and the victims. Alongside the rigorous academic instruction, I cherish the opportunities for teaching peace and respect. My heart breaks with the knowledge that children are exposed to hatred and intolerance for differences. I pray that every step of everyday, God shows His Love through me….the weak shall be strong….

    • Amen… He strategically puts us in places that we can be His light… and that is what you are to many children. Too many children are abused at home and think that this bullying is normal. But it is only by witnessing different behavior that they will see that there is a different way.

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