Monday, August 22, 2011

I've had a blah kind of a day...

Have you ever had someone who is virtually a stranger write you a letter with some weird unsolicited advice? Today a man I have met once wrote me a letter to inform me that I'm ungrateful, and my lack of gratitude is bad for my reputation. *sigh*

I don't understand. I feel like for the last two months all anybody has had to say to me is sometime critical. We don't like this song, we don't like that scripture, why didn't you turn the lights on, don't wear a robe when you preach, why don't you do this? or that?, oh and your business card is wrong too, you're a woman in ministry that's not biblical blah blah blah. It really starts to wear on the soul to only hear negative.

It is not necessary or okay to comment on every aspect of my existence. I really and truly am doing the best that I can with everything. I realize that while I'm new at this, I do have some education to back me up, some experience, and a host of friends who are also in ministry. I'm not going to do things the exact way someone else would and it's unrealistic to expect that.

That's not to say there haven't been some really wonderful people too, but the letter today really just didn't sit well with me. It made me uncomfortable and it hurt my feelings, and it's just left me feeling blah.

1 comment:

~Jess said...

I'm sorry: I think being in ministry is one of the most thankless jobs. No one is every happy with what you do. *hugS*