This past week our churches had our annual holy convocation. During service on Friday night, the church went up into a high praise. People were shouting and running, crying and worshiping. Well I’m not a “shouter”… I tend to just throw up my hands and let the tears fall, so I was in my own little world just me and God. I’m standing at my seat, clapping my hands and praising my God, my way when this lady just yanks my hand and pulls me into the aisle and tries to get me to shout. I know she meant well, but that is most distracting thing EVER. I hate when people try to force me to praise God the way they do or the way they think I should. Yes, I know how to shout, I mean I am a dancer, and yes, it may make sense to you for me to be shouting all around the church, but that’s not how I choose to praise God. It has happened more times than I care to count. The church goes up in a high praise, I’m getting my praise on my way, and here comes somebody grabbing my hands trying to make me shout. Granted, she may have felt led to come over to me, but I’ve had people yelling at me during church “Praise Him, Praise Him” So many times I’ve wanted to yell back “I AM”, but I just stand there with them holding and yanking on my arm until they’re finished and then I calmly go back to my seat. But of course by then, my moment with God has been interrupted and I’m standing there looking and feeling stupid UGH
I know that was random but its very frustrating. If you want to do something, come over and give me a hug, pass me a tissue, but please don’t grab my hand and try to force me to shout.
Oh yeah and why is it that people always grab me on my right side. The side where I have a rotator cuff injury…the side where my shoulder just pops out when it wants (I know that sounds nasty)….If it was really God telling you to come over and shout with me, wouldn’t He tell you not the grab my injured side?!?!?!