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He’s Worse Than A Stalker

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He’s Worse Than A Stalker

When I was a kid, this guy I knew kept getting me in trouble. At times we had a lot of fun, but things turned ugly a time or too. My parents talked to me about him. The talks helped, it seemed like they didn’t do much lasting good.

It was like I couldn’t get rid of him. He kept getting all up in my business and everything. He followed me everywhere. He was worse than a stalker.

He went to our church. He would talk to me sometimes during the service. During worship he would occasionally smirk at me with disapproval when I lifted my hands. He would try to intimidate me. In the prayer room he sometimes tried to distract me and shorten my prayer time.

I talked straight to him many times. I told him how I hated what he did to me. I told him how I hated how he got me in trouble all the time. How he let me take the blame for his stupid ideas. I told him I didn’t want him messing up my life anymore.

My Pastor read him the riot act too. My Parents even told him they disapproved of his conduct. My Friends talked about him. It was unbelievable. He still never went away.

He was nice enough and apologetic. But he somehow always slipped back into his old ways as soon as the pressure was off.

We went to the same school together and he got me in trouble there too. I was dumb enough to do most of the things he dared me to do. He would tell me stuff and when I repeated it, it got me into a lot of trouble.

I spent a lot of time in the Principals Office and in Detention because I did what he told me to do. It was like I couldn’t help myself. I was weaker than I thought. He brought me much shame and embarrassment. I paid dearly.

My friends got frustrated and sometimes put some distance between him and them. My family tried to not hurt his feelings, but I can tell, he sometimes maxes them out.

I’ve even taken him over to the Prayer Room several times and told him in no uncertain terms that I wanted to pray him through. And a few times I did.

This dude has interfered into my life more times than I can count. The Police won’t arrest him for stalking. They haven’t been successful with running him off either. He ignores restraining orders. It’s like I can’t get away from him. Every time I look into the mirror, he stares back at me.

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Rom. 7:15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.
Rom. 7:16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.
Rom. 7:17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
Rom. 7:18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.
Rom. 7:19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.
Rom. 7:20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
Rom. 7:21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.

Written by Martyn Ballestero

January 16, 2011 at 12:37 am

Posted in Christian Living, Prayer, Sin

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  1. Again you never fail to amaze me!Tour always so uplifting. We sure need more men of God, that still believe the doctrine. Keep towing the line,as I know you encourage many.

    Brenda Lawrence

    January 16, 2011 at 3:09 pm

  2. A Michael Jackson song might be appropriate…..”I’m looking at the man in the mirror…..I’m asking him to change his ways….” (heard it at Wal-Mart, ya know!) Love the post!

    Carlene

    January 16, 2011 at 3:26 pm

  3. Definitely thought provoking & definitely true…unfortunately 🙂

    Angie Ricci Gauthier

    January 19, 2011 at 1:25 am

  4. Love this post, Bro. Hanscom read it in church the day after you posted it! I really love your blog it encourages and challenges me.

    Miriam Goodine

    February 1, 2011 at 9:13 pm

  5. Brother Ballestero this was so good! Thank you for all of these stories you have been writing a lot of them have helped me! God Bless you!!

    Shannon Saunders

    February 13, 2011 at 6:24 pm


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