I’m not sure why, but there are some people that seem to have been put here to find your last nerve.
This was one hell of a week for people that fall into that category. I really started questioning, why it seems that there are people walking this earth with no sense of where the line is – no sense of when they’re approaching the line – and when they are dangerously close to crossing it.
But, perhaps that’s the game that they are playing…they are trying you, nudging, shoving – attempting to chip away at you until you are so worked up that you are ready to spin off into a dip and tell them EXACTLY what you think about them.
Well, let’s just say, at some point this week, I was almost mid pirouette when I checked my email, and low and behold my girlfriend had the following signature on her email:
“But avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife. And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth,” Timothy 2:23-25 (NKJV)
DS Download: I admit to not knowing the bible as well as I should, but it’s nice when a verse comes out of nowhere to speak to what you’re experiencing. For the record, my dispute was not ignorant – it was well founded BUT my takeaway from the word, was to keep on keepin on and to not allow someone’s petty actions to take me to far back. I think that’s a message we can all use.
The next time someone ticks you off to the point that you feel the need to spin off into a praise dance, and fall on that altar and call on Jesus – start your dance…he just might answer you in the form of an email signature!