I’m just going through a lot of stuff, and I’ve done a lot of things that I want to confess to someone, and I’m too shy to talk to anyone in person. I just really need some guidance, and I know the Bible says “what’s in the dark will come to light”, so I want to bring it to light myself by…
First of all I want to take this opportunity to apologize on behalf of any one who offended you here, lots of false people here. It is a good sign that you want to do better and get Jehovah’s forgiveness. Proves you care and have spiritual goals. Please remember to pray and open your heart to him and he always reads our hearts and knows our motives. Going to an elder would be a great idea and very helpful for you as well. Maybe you can confide in a sister from the hall and get some biblical advice from her as well. After you open up and go thru the proper channels you will feel better.
I hope this helps. My e mail is [email protected] feel free to contact me.
Have a good day.
JW Miami, FL
You must seek the Elders within your own congregation to confess. Elders on YA’s cannot give you the council you might need, only advice, and the advice is, if you have something to confess, then this should be dealt with within your own congregation.
Remember we all make mistakes, I certainly did a few times, and had the reproofs many years ago and moved on. The thing is you will be able to empathise that bit more with the others. It’s a learning curve and remember, Jehovah only wants the best for us.
Also when you do move on and grow spiritually and mature you can still serve the congregation in so many ways. If you’re a brother you still can reach out to become a ministerial servant and an elder. Look what King David did, yet he was still used by Jehovah. If you’re a sister, you can still set goals, such as being an aux or reg pioneer.
Elders will be able to lovingly shepherd you into the right direction.
Confession isn’t a sign of weakness it’s a sign of strength, as it take strength and courage to confess what we have done wrong.
Hope this helps
Email me or IM me; whichever one you feel more comfortable with. I’ll be able to help you. We’ll leave it as I understand what you are going through. When you email me I’ll explain everything to you.
Keep this in mind: We are all imperfect and we all struggle with various things. We just need to keep strong faith in Jehovah and keep praying earnestly to him. I know what it is like to think that if you pray Jehovah probably wouldn’t even listen to your prayers. Things like these are sometimes a “phase”. So hopefully it’s just a phase and it won’t last long. If it isn’t, then you’ll have a heavy battle before you and you’ll have to put up a strong fight. Also this will sound harsh, but it’s my opinionated fact: Ignore those who try to bring you down, and who make it seem that all Witnesses are perfect and don’t make mistakes. We all make mistakes, the point in it, is to see where we went wrong and try not to repeat it again. So I hope you get through with this, Rachel.
The problem is Jehovah requires you to bring things into the light HIS way, not YOUR way. If you have committed a serious sin you need help and support in the real not the virtual world.
If you are simply struggling with masturbation or porn addiction, a common problem, again, as horribly embarassing as this might seem, the best thing is to get help from the people that know and love you. Take it from someone that has had to confess sexual misconduct, the elders will be nothing but understanding, loving and helpful.
If you are just a young boy, struggling with your sexuality and/or relationships, welcome to the club, but again, seek the help of MATURE spiritual people in the real world. The congregation is there for a reason!!
I’m sure there are kind brothers here on Yahoo that will give you a listening ear too, but real healing comes from doing things Jehovah’s way.
Courage little one,
Onwards and upwards
I’m so sorry your going through this difficult situation. Are flesh can be extremely weak and dealing with past wrongs can be so hard. It can take its toll on us emotionally, physically and spiritually. With are relationship with Jehovah at stake, it’s so important to follow the advise in the Bible. Please don’t listen to these apostates, they only tear down the truth and offer no true hope for the future. Jehovah loves you very much and wants you to have a clean relationship with him once again. Here is the council from Jehovah. James 5:14 Is there anyone sick among YOU? Let him call the older men of the congregation to [him], and let them pray over him, greasing [him] with oil in the name of Jehovah. 15 And the prayer of faith will make the indisposed one well, and Jehovah will raise him up. Also, if he has committed sins, it will be forgiven him.
My prayers are with you to make the right choice. May Jehovah be with you during this difficult time.
“No discipline seems for the present to be joyous, but grievous; yet afterward to those who have been trained by it it yields peaceable fruit, namely, righteousness.”
Since I’ve Only been baptised for a year and half I do not want to give the wrong answers, as I’m still learning also. One thing I can do is tell you that you are not alone in this. Jehovah already knows what is upon your heart. Maybe talk to your teacher, but you do need counsel.
Remember satan is always trying to cause you to stumble, it is truly hard when you get to the place of devoting your life to Jah (baptism). Satan works OT. It’s been a year and half but I still struggle to get to my meetings and out in service. I will pray for you. May Jah bless you and your efforts.
You are welcome to email me any time you like. I have been through hardships too and came out the better for it.
I’m sure that sister didn’t mean to be so harsh, she was probably being overly cautious (you have to be VERY careful on the Internet) and didn’t think how her words sounded.
oh and please ignore the negative rubbish on here from the apostates and the opposers, they have one purpose: to drag you away from the truth.
I hope you feel ok and like I said, email me if you fancy 🙂
I would bite my pride and talk to an elder you trust. Doing something on a website is awkward. Or you could even write a letter to the society in Brooklyn or research it too.
If you don’t want to talk to anyone in your home congregation, go to another Hall at meeting time and ask to talk to an Elder.
He will respond to the prayer of the destitute; he will not despise their plea.
[ The Prayer of Faith ] Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise.
And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.
The struggle you now have centers around the Watchtower requirements for receiving forgiveness of sins. It involves very legalistic rules and procedures that men have invented. No where in the bible does it say that you as a sinner needs to find a group of men to act as as a tribunal who’s intent is to judge your heart condition. They cannot support this practice from the bible itself.
Jesus taught ‘forgiveness’ over negative or strict compliance to rules. Jw leaders teach members to almost be totally dependent on mere men, to get any relief before God.
We all face sin and temptations, we fall, we stand up, your heart condition is clearly on display here. No man or group of men need to judge your willingness to talk to God about your problems. Do not let them intrude on your private relationship with him.
I hope you listen to Lungboy and a few others who have had experiences with jw legalism, when all that is needed is a big heaping portion of LOVE and forgiveness.