What it Means to Me to Be One of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Community, no let me change that to family. We are all over the world. We are unified in our beliefs, we support each other, we comfort and console one another, we encourage one another, we have each others backs, we would go so far as to die for one another if necessary. (Jn. 13:35, Mt. 22:37-39, Pr. 17:17, Ro. 12:10, 1 Cor. 10:24, Ac. 20:35, 1Th. 5:14, Jn. 15:13)

Belief in something bigger than myself that, if you take the time to look at, makes more sense than anything else. (Ac 17:11, 1Th. 2:13, Ja. 3:17, 1Jn. 4:1)

Purpose, I don’t come to your door to bother you. I don’t write condolences to obituaries to insert myself into your life and into your pain, I don’t write letters of encouragement to keep the post office running. I do it to put out a fire. A fire you don’t even know is burning, but it is. I do these things to give you a gift, to share a wonderful, beautiful life with you. Each person I bother, each person I annoy, I care deeply about. (Eze. 9:4, 2Pe. 2:7, 8)

I am not wrong. I was told recently that what I do is wrong. I am not. I follow in the footsteps of the only perfect man to walk the Earth and stay the course. I am not wrong. (Jn. 18:37, Jn. 8:30, Jn. 14:6)

I know how to have fun without offense. I will not hurt your ears or your eyes with obscenity. I consider others around me, I consider God even more. (Ps. 19:14, Php 4:8)

Comfort, I suffer from bipolar disorder and an anxiety disorder. Sometimes I am in a sheer panic and I have to run to one of my safe places. I also have fibromyalgia, but I always have comfort with me. Prayer number one, the Bible number two, and truly concerned friends number three. I’ve been rescued by these many times. (2Cor. 1:3, 4, Ro. 15:5, Eph 6:21, 22, 1Th 4:18)

Joy, for me this is more deep-seated than happiness. It is something way down that makes you suddenly smile for seemingly no reason. But there is a reason. The reason is the value Jehovah finds in me. It just wells up suddenly and with great power. I have worth to the one who is beyond all worth put together. (Gal 5:22, 2Cor 13:11, Ec. 5:19, Ps.64:10, Php. 4:4)

You don’t hurt my feelings. When you slam the door, or refuse to talk, say you have no time when really you do, when you hide, none of these things hurt my feelings. I wish you would talk. I care as much about what you have to say as I do about you. I want you to care about what I have to say because it might just help you get through this messed up world. (1Cor. 3:9)

Surety, I did not make my choice lightly. In fact it is impossible to do so. Some think we are a cult, but a cult is easy to get into and hard to get out of. We are the opposite. I have compared, I have studied, I have made application and have seen it at work. I am left with no question and no doubt. (Ac 17:11, 1Th. 2:13, Ja. 3:17, 1Jn. 4:1)