Being The Bad Guy







Have you ever had to be the “bad guy”? You know; the one who has to say what someone else doesn’t want to hear. The ‘dreaded’ unpopular answer, the deal breaking decision. Most of us have likely had to wear the title at some point in our lives.

The apostle Paul often had to do a lot of bad guy stuff; reprimanding, scolding, reminding etc, as did other writers.

Winston Churchill said-You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life

Perhaps so, it doesn’t mean it makes me feel any better. I had to write a letter in response to one my granddaughter emailed me, and for sure it is not the answer she wanted. She and my daughter want to have what basically amounts to Power of Attorney for my handicapped daughter to make medically related decisions on her behalf. I said “no”.

So….I have a heavy heart today. I love my granddaughter very much and it’s not easy for me to deny her anything. I guess, just say a little prayer for me. I know I made the right decision and a little prayer for them, that they will trust my judgment and my decision.

4 comments for “Being The Bad Guy

  1. August 24, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Hang in there…I feel like the bad guy all the time. =[
    Doing what is right isn’t always the popular choice, nor does it make one very popular with others when it goes against what they want.

    Thanks Terry and hugs back to you 🙂

  2. August 21, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    When it involves family, that’s the toughest type of “bad guy” you’ll face. You will be in my prayers.

  3. August 21, 2009 at 7:07 am

    I’m so sorry, Janice. These things are never easy. Praying for understanding on the part of your daughter and granddaughter and for peace and lightness in your heart.

  4. August 20, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    I’ve had to be the one being “the bad guy” with family members in my life, some pending at the moment, and they’ve always given me a very sinking feeling.

    But, in the past, all of those events have “worked together for good,” (Romans 8:28) and I pray they will for you, as well.

    Take heart – God will be with you always as you try to follow His leading.


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