“Words kill, words give life. They’re either poison or fruit. You choose.” Proverbs 18:21 (MSG)
I wanted to take some time today to talk to you about our reactions.
You know, every time there’s a conflict, emotions bubble to the surface. Conflict arises when we feel either exposed or opposed.
Feeling exposed can occur when someone comes along and threatens to expose our vulnerabilities, our inadequacies, our insecurities. Oh yes, conflict will happen if we feel exposed.
But conflict also happens when we feel opposed. Because we want what we want, when we want it, how we want it. When we don’t get it, conflict can happen.
Have you been in the midst of conflict lately? Maybe the holiday season has been totally hectic for you.
You feel like you’re being pulled in ten different directions. Relationships are strained. You’re overwhelmed with the list of everything you still need to accomplish.
At the end of the day, you know your reactions aren’t what they should be. And you’re disappointed.
I’m here today to tell you that you’re not alone.
And having a bad moment doesn’t make you a bad mama, wife, daughter, or friend.
Every day, we need to commit to make imperfect progress toward having the reactions that we desire in situations that may stir up some ugly emotions.
In this blog video, I give a little insight as to how I wrote my latest book, Unglued. I truly hope it speaks to you right where you are today.
You can purchase a copy of Unglued from DaySpring for only $11.99 here.
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