Finding the Last Nerve

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!

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One thought on “Finding the Last Nerve

  1. You know what…I’ve been there. I’m one to believe that weeks like yours are largely a test. I believe in spiritual warfare. It’s times like these that the enemy seems to have the password to the safe where you keepeverything that irritates you. He’s ruthless!

    But your girlfriend’s verse is right on. Because you’re the one Blessed with the gift of free choice, you have the discretion to maintain your poise and composer. I was once someone whose fuse was more easier lit than it is todya. Then I saw a man lose his temper with a women who almost seemed to intentionally drive him over the handle…just for the sake of seeing just what h was capable of. It was then that I realized that keeping your cool was one of the most effective ways to win a conflict. When you let someone else cause YOU to lose it, not only are you LOSING it, but you’re effectively GIVING it to THEM. Then what? You’ve just allowed them to see just how much they were getting to you, and they’ve now exposed a side of you that may not flatter you to others.

    Surely, there are times when someone MUST be set straight If they’re not, then you’ll only wield the impression of weakness, which will often embolden them — and others — to act out even worse.

    In the end, the Bible is right. Don’t argue with fools…people from a distance can tell whose who ; )

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