Yes, it was one of the most hellish years of my life. I do regret that I let it devastate me for almost a year. I didn’t sleep, it was hard to eat, I bawled my eyes out on many nights and suicidal thoughts bombarded me for several weeks in a row.
I don’t think people realize how much grief bullying causes. Due to what happened, I’m now able to reach my audience at an even deeper level when I discuss the consequences of bullying. By the way, if you are being physically harmed in ANY WAY, you must seek help immediately! Call the cops or check into a shelter if necessary.
No matter how long ago you’ve endured bullying or gossip, focus on the Lord and pick friends who truly have your best interests at heart.
— Tina Marie Griffin (@TinaMGriffin) November 12, 2016
Only allow people to speak into your life that are encouraging and have shown you that they can be trusted. Block any negative messages that are causing grief, torment, and anger to flare up within you.
What happened to me was a complete Satanic attack. Do not let Satan deceive you with empty words and cause you to hold on to resentment or let bitterness take root in your soul. This will not only affect you emotionally but physically. A great book I’ve been going through in our women’s bible study is Priscilla Shirer’s “Discerning the Voice of God.” It has literally changed my life.
The one thing to always remember is that God made you YOU for a reason. He gave you your looks, personality and talents to spread his truth and love with others. Find a team of people who cherish you for who YOU are and develop life long friendships with those people. Don’t ever stop being YOU!
For those of you wanting further information regarding bullying. Here is a list of great resources to check out and apply.
- The Survival Guide to Bullying – Written by a Teen
- The Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander, From Preschool to High school: How Parents and Teachers can help break the cycle
- List of more books on bullying.
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