Triggers

Reading through my devotion this morning and struggling. 
I had a pretty eventful day yesterday, but not in a positive way.

I suspect we all have triggers.  Something that really gets us fired up and agitated.
I know I have several, but one that is more pronounced than others is neglecting ones responsibility.
It really fires me up when that neglect results in ME having to "clean up the mess"

Interestingly, this isn't about family or friends, it is work related... but the one thing it pointed out to me was that I didn't get fired up until it impacted ME.

So how does this tie in to the devotion this week...

Your one thing will become that which shapes and directs your responses to the situations and relationships of your daily life.

And it did.  My response to the "inconvenience" was not good.   No, I didn't quit, but I expressed my opinion on the matter.  Was I justified, perhaps.  Was what I said true, probably.  Was my reaction appropriate, perhaps by the world's standards...BUT, I don't live by those standards. 

My reaction was likely driven more by "My One Thing" than anything else.

I had a plan for the day, my work in front of me.  Ready to make progress... and I was hit by a curve ball.  I think I am getting closer than I want to "My One Thing"
Perhaps it is Control. Predictability, Expectation.  All of which surrounds "ME"

I continue to maintain focus on the curve ball today and I suspect a second curve ball is about to land in my lap as well.  I pray for a better attitude and that my focus not be on how I have been inconvenienced and dumped on, but how I can lend a helping hand and be positive doing so. 

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  1. Prayers just said for you my friend. I think you are right and the fact is we all do that. Being aware of it will at least allow you to be somewhat sensitive to it.

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    1. This is true... i calmed down a little today, though it is so easy to slip into complaining mode.

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  2. We were hit by the proverbial curve ball yesterday, too, Ryan. My husband's mom, who has been living with us for over away, passed away peacefully yesterday. Your prayers would be so much appreciated, and I'll pray for your situation, too. Blessings!

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    1. This makes my problems seem insignificant... Praying for you and your family.

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