Now Reading
A Christian’s Stance on Bullying

A Christian’s Stance on Bullying

As somebody who was bullied in center faculty, I’m properly conscious of the adverse results of bullying and the way it can have an effect on an individual’s psychological, emotional, and bodily well-being. Bullying wants to finish as a result of it solely causes hurt to the one that is being bullied—no good comes from tearing another person down, even when it builds a bully’s false sense of ego. Regardless of it being unimaginable to say bullying can be eradicated from society anytime quickly, it is important that Christians rise up in opposition to this hurtful conduct. In every little thing we do, we have to glorify God in our actions and He would by no means stand for bullying.

The way in which Christians should reply to bullying is by taking a daring stand in opposition to it. It’s horrible that bullying nonetheless exists within the modern-day; nonetheless, it’s one thing that’s in existence due to sin (and has solely been enhanced because of at present’s know-how). So long as sin is on the earth, bullying will proceed. I discussed above that I encountered bullying in center faculty. I used to be bullied within the sixth grade and this precipitated my mom to take me out of public faculty. My older sisters had been additionally bullied in public faculty in earlier years so my mom additionally took them out of public faculty and homeschooled them too.

I used to be bullied due to my look and my weight. The latter was one of many many elements that precipitated me to develop anorexia. My thought sample consisted of considering that if I misplaced weight, no one might make enjoyable of me anymore, nor might they bully me. Although this line of logic was clearly fallacious, it is onerous to alter the thoughts of a preteen teenager.

Fortunately, being homeschooled removed the bullying, however I’m undecided how a lot worse the bullying might have gotten if I had stayed in public faculty. If you happen to had been bullied at college, or every other level in life, know that what the bully did to you was fallacious. That they had no proper to harm you in that manner, nor did they’ve any proper to trigger you ache. Oftentimes, we really feel it’s our fault for being bullied as a result of we make ourselves an “straightforward goal,” however this is not true as a result of nobody deserves to be ridiculed. 

There may be an extreme want for bullying to cease. Though I am not at school anymore, there’s nonetheless bullying occurring in public faculties, personal faculties, faculties, and in the actual world. Sadly, there is no such thing as a timeline for bullying as even adults bully others within the office and relationships. As Christians, we have to do all we are able to to assist stop bullying, or on the very least take a stance in opposition to it in our private lives.

When you have been bullied or somebody near you has been bullied, you understand how a lot you need justice to prevail and for the bully to be held accountable for his or her actions. That is why we should not sit on the sidelines any longer. We should stand in opposition to bullying in our phrases and actions. Which means we can’t sit idle or consider it’s only a youngsters’s recreation with regards to bullying. As talked about, full adults will be bullies (and are sometimes the grown-up variations of the children who bullied us at school). 

What Would Jesus Do?

When discussing how we as Christians ought to reply, we have to take a look at the instance of Jesus. Whereas it’s true that Jesus teaches us to show the opposite cheek, it does not imply He says it is okay for individuals to stroll throughout us. Moderately, Jesus needs us to face up for our security and the well-being of others. If we see somebody being bullied, Jesus needs us to return to their aspect and assist them. In the identical manner, if we’re being bullied, we don’t want to show a deaf ear. If somebody is bullying you now, it’s worthwhile to notify a guardian, a trainer, or a boss. Inform somebody in an authority place what’s going on so you will have them as help. 

If it’s a authorized matter, similar to being harassed or bullied on the streets, notify the police. Over the previous yr, I’ve needed to fill out extra police experiences than I can rely. On my each day stroll, I’ve been having teenage boys drive by in automobiles screaming at me and looping again a number of instances to blow their horns and scream at me extra. It is very nerve-racking and scary, to say the least. Regardless of being an grownup, I nonetheless face bullying.

In these conditions, we have now to consider what Jesus would do. Whereas Jesus would present mercy and forgiveness, He additionally needs justice to prevail. If somebody is bullying an individual and hurting them, justice requires that the wrongdoer pay for his or her actions. God is a God of justice and He needs to see justice given to those that have been harm. In case you are somebody who has been bullied or is experiencing bullying proper now, know that justice will prevail. Inform everybody of the bullying. Bullies need to make us really feel alone or with out hope, however this isn’t true. We’ve hope in God and within the individuals God has positioned in our lives.

Don’t maintain silent. Use your voice and communicate up. Do not be afraid to inform the police, the principal, or your boss concerning the bullying that is happening. In case you are somebody who is aware of their beloved one is being bullied, communicate up for them. Inform an authority determine what’s going on as a result of nothing will change if nothing is claimed. 

Our voices are weapons, and we are able to use them for good. We’ve to inform authority figures about what’s going on to ensure that the bullying to cease. As I’ve performed with contacting the police and filling out police experiences, you are able to do the identical. Don’t be afraid to talk up for your self or to talk up for others. If you happen to don’t do something, the bullying will solely proceed. If you happen to communicate up and say one thing to an authority determine, they may be capable to make the bully cease and even take away them from the scenario altogether. 

See Also

What Can We Do As Christians

As Christians, there’s a lot we are able to do. God needs the bullying to cease, and He can provide the energy to talk up for your self and others. God has additionally protected you in some ways from bullies, each within the non secular and bodily world, you have not seen but. He’s all the time watching over you, and He’ll maintain you protected.

That is one thing all of us have to remind ourselves after we are confronted with bullies. Though our bullies may look massive and intimidating, they’re solely people like us. God is extra highly effective and extra sturdy than any bully. We are able to all the time rely on God to have our backs, and He’ll give us the victory. Simply as David defeated Goliath, the Lord will assist us defeat the Goliaths in our lives (1 Samuel 17:50-53). 

Step one to doing that is to talk up and speak to somebody about it. It may be scary at first, however perceive that speaking to an authority determine will assist the bullying cease. As Christians, we have to do all we are able to to cease bullying and ensure that we all know what to do when it personally impacts us. By way of educating ourselves and others on bullying, we will assist extra individuals who have been affected by bullying. To not point out, we might additionally assist stop many individuals from ever being bullied within the first place. As Christians, we’re to be the arms and ft of Jesus to the world, which regularly appears to be like like doing every little thing we are able to to cease bullying. 

Picture Credit score: ©Getty-Motortion

Vivian Bricker loves Jesus, learning the Phrase of God, and serving to others of their stroll with Christ. She has earned a Bachelor of Arts and Grasp’s diploma in Christian Ministry with a deep educational emphasis in theology. Her favourite issues to do are spending time together with her household and associates, studying, and spending time outdoors. When she will not be writing, she is embarking on different adventures.

What's Your Reaction?
In Love
Not Sure
Scroll To Top