Have you ever been told something about someone that changed your whole mood.
Like, hearing someone share something about someone, that you don’t necessarily agree
with, that has you feeling some type of way after you heard about it?
I am a feeler. I’m sure there’s a more “politically correct” term for it, but for now, go with it.
Ever since I can remember, as soon as someone tells me something about someone or how
someone did them wrong, I feel it. You should see how I watch movies, I know I’m intense,
but I can feel what’s going on. It’s a gift and a curse. To be honest, I should probably stop
calling it a curse, but, the only reason I do is because I let it control my feelings.
It can put me in a bad mood quickly if I hold on to it too long.
A few weeks ago, I was watching something happen that I didn’t agree with.
It was something I felt was so wrong, but I couldn’t voice my opinion about because it had
nothing to do with me. I watched it happen from afar. It didn’t sit well with me at all,
but the only thing I could do was act like it didn’t bother me, when it did. After it was all
said and done, I was still shocked that it happened. For a few day, I was in a mood that had
me snappy, angry, and upset and I couldn’t figure out why I felt that
way. I had to think about my life and what happened to cause me to be in a funk for the few
days I was in it. My husband and I didn’t have any issues, kids were acting as usual, I didn’t
have a fallen out with anyone, but here I was in a mood that was causing me to be irritated
One afternoon, I was driving in my car and I heard the Lord speak. He said to me:
It bothers you because you care
You don’t like seeing people being mistreated
They both think they are benefiting from this, but neither of them have anything to gain
Remember, what you sow, you will also reap
Stop allowing this to affect you…your attitude, your your mood, how you feel
It is, I see it
Don’t give it anymore head space
Keep your focus on Me
I will keep you in perfect peace
To say that was exactly what I needed to hear, is an understatement. I didn’t realize I was
allowing the thing I kept telling myself not to trip about to steal my peace.
Instead of going to the Lord when it first bothered me, I pushed it to the back of my mind.
I tried not to
think about it, but never really dealt with the issue of it affecting me. The whole time, I had
been allowing it to distract me from what I should have done, thinking, me not thinking
about it was dealing with it. How often does that happen to us? We try to push things to the
back of our minds, try not to let it get to us,
but the issue is still there. It never left. We never dealt with it. We brushed it under the rug,
tried not to think about it, distracted ourselves from dealing with it and wonder why we are
so messed up inside. Why do we think we can hide anything from God?!
He already knows. The quicker we are to go to Him with our problems, the quicker
He is to solve them. Or at least, allow us some relief until it can be resolved.
All we’re doing, when we try to deal with it on our own, is get deeper in discomfort.
We dig deeper holes for ourselves. It affects things around us until we try to figure out why
it is we are where we are. We finally ask the question, “How did I get here?”
We all have issues. We’re all dealing with one thing or another. The thing is, we are never
alone. The Lord knew this was going to happen before we did, and He’s already provided a
solution. The longer we wait to go to Him, the harder it gets for us.
Let’s allow the Lord to help us instead of trying not to deal with things that are
uncomfortable. 1 Peter 5:6-7 says, “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of
God, that He may exalt you in due time, 7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for
you.” Remember we have a friend in Jesus, we can go to Him any time.
He is never too busy for His children.