I was sitting on the couch with my sister, watching reruns of Friends.
It had been a long week and I was feeling anxious about how things were going to look for next week.
It’s not that I don’t trust myself, it’s just that there are so many factors out of my control – or anyone else’s control – that affect the outcome. And then she said something funny and we both laughed.
All of a sudden, everything made sense again.
“You know what?” she asked me, “We’ll be ok.”
Daily Reflections October 10
If somebody hurts us and we are sore, we are in the wrong also.TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 90
When I read this passage, something about myself shifted.
Suddenly the anger in me was being pointed out to be fixable instead of a problem that needed fixing by others or circumstances outside ourselves; so now when my emotions get intense and overwhelming like they often do (especially during times where we feel stuck), it’s important for me not only see them as an issue but also try my best at coping with what is going on internally before turning outwardly towards other people who may have done nothing wrong whatsoever!
Allowing God into our lives always helps tremendously- he’ll help remind us why selflessness matters most.
Sometimes more than ever.
Losing control to anger is never a good feeling. It can cause you to lash out at others, which often leads to hurt feelings and strained relationships.
But it doesn’t have to be this way! When you find yourself getting angry ask for help from God instead of trying fix the other person or situation.
He will give you strength in your time of need if only you turn away from self-centeredness and towards Him with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength.
This passage has helped me tremendously as I’m learning how not to get mad when things don’t go my way.
What are some helpful ways that you’ve found peace within?