Modesty Minute Series

The Modesty Minute Series is a series for young teens about embracing modesty over immodesty.
Modesty is:
“the quality of not being too proud or confident about yourself or your abilities: the quality of behaving and especially dressing in ways that do not attract sexual attention: freedom from conceit or vanity: propriety in dress, speech, or conduct” ~Merriam-Webster Dictionary App

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Modesty Minute:  Cruel Attentions

This article is for young teens.

Have you ever had a jealous friend?  This type of friend finds it difficult to be friends with a group.  They would rather have you or your best friend all to themselves.  They are starving for attention and they feel the need to take it from others.  If you do not give it to them, they may try to make you feel guilty for not giving them all or most of the attention while you are around others.  They are literally attention-deficit.  Woah.  And they want you to fill their void.  These types can also be friend-stealers.

If you never met this kind of friend, it could be you.  Are you a person who feels a bit jealous and competitive when your friend has another friend around?  Do you tend to become friends with other people’s best friends?  Does someone get pushed out of the picture? Imagine how you would feel if a friend who once loved you just as much as you loved them was suddenly spending all their time with your best friend that you introduced them to.  It would crush you.

Things you can do:

Repent. Tell the Lord that you are sorry. Pray for a changed heart and make the change.  Apologize for pushing someone out of the picture; a picture that once belonged to them.

Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: ~1 Peter 3:8 KJV

If this situation has happened to you:

Pray for both of them who have deserted you as often as you can. Pray for yourself that your heart will heal.  Think about moving forward and perhaps you will find a new friend.  Never look back because focusing on what your old best friend is up to will only make the wound deeper.

Pray for those who despitefully use u and persecute u so that u will be the children of your Father in heaven. Click To Tweet

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for He maketh His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. ~ Matthew 5:44-45 KJV 

 

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