Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Abuse

Again, I was abused by narcisstic cyclists as I slog jogged along the W&O.D. Abusers only think of themselves and their Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) manifests itself towards others they view as inferior or unimportant. The sad reality is that when more and more human beings become 'lovers of themselves', the end result is 'perilous times' (2 Tim. 3:1, 2). It is becoming more and more perilous to walk or jog along the W&O.D. because of the increasing number of NPD cyclists. The increased number of people with a NPD, Narcisstic Personality Disorder (http://www.narcissism101.com) that ride their bicycles along the W&O.D. in indicative of the growing numbers of people, who in other settings may be nice, but while in a position of power abuse others they are faster and stronger than. My domesticated red neck self, combined with my Scotch/Irish genetic makeup, combined with my redemption pushes back against NPD abuse. It is for freedom (Gal. 5:1), my redeemed self is pointed towards and NPD abusers like to think they can suck us into their world, but we don't have to go there. NPD cyclist's as described in the article Narcissism 101 states "They no longer see themselves as they are but as superior…" It goes on to say of NPD's "They want to be your god, your master or mistress. " One of the primary reasons so many have chosen to follow Jesus is that He stood and stands in stark contrast to all others, especially NPD's, by being a servant leader (Phil. 2) who humbled himself. Thanks be to God there are Christ like cyclists who humble themselves, slow down, do not force you off the path, or pass by so close to brush up against you, or pass when other cyclists' are coming from the other direction, or just run over you when you are in their way. It is pretty easy to give up ground or to resist violently to NPD's in whatever setting you find them. It is SOOOO much more difficult to walk/jog in love and maintain gentleness in their presence. In addition to the physical exercise I engaged in, I also had the opportunity to exercise the Fruit of the Holy Spirit. Thanks be to God for these opportunities.

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