Dealing With An Overflow Of Daily Annoyances & Rising Above It
A person without self-control is like a house with its doors and windows knocked out (Proverbs 25:28 MSG).
Annoyances will not kill us. There will be times when we will be annoyed with people, distractions, noises, traffic, difficult situations, and other things. The way to deal with annoyances is not to get entangled with the small stuff. Some people waste their entire lifetime fighting the wrong battles and forgetting about the big picture in life. Some things you need to ignore and some things you need to respond to it. Jesus was constantly harassed by the Pharisees—they were plotting to destroy him (Mark 3:16), calling him bad names, trying to make accusations against him for healing on the Sabbath day (Luke 6:17), and a whole host of other things. Yet, Jesus knew when to respond and when not to. When he did offer a response, it was not kind, compassionate or heart-warming.
When we are fighting the wrong battles, we lose focus and get off track—swatting flies like a mad man. Some battles are distractions to remove us from our destiny. Sometimes, we have to learn to let things go and leave it to God. By simply, questioning yourself: “Is it really worth it to check the mess out of this person and get my blood pressure up? And possibly, jack up my day? Am I really proving my point or any point at this time?” God has given us the ability to have peace in dealing with annoying people and chronic petty annoyances. He doesn’t want us to be frazzled all the time and wanting to pull our hair out. As one of my old, beloved pastors says, “people can continue to behave in offensive ways, but you don’t have to take the bait.”
Annoyances work like sandpaper to help us develop our character muscles. In my personal life, when I have had increasing waves of annoyances and I responded correctly, God released a great blessing on the other end. Of course, I still have my off-days in my reactions to petty annoyances. Nonetheless, I don’t beat myself. I put down my pride and I apologize even if it is in front of others because my peace is too precious and to keep my conscience clear. UNTIL NEXT TIME, GOD LOVES YOU AND HE HAS YOUR VERY BEST INTERESTS AT HEART. I LOVE YOU TOO VERY MUCH.
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