Self-knowledge – knowledge or understanding of one’s own capabilities, character, feelings, or motivations. ~Merriam Webster’s Dictionary~
To know our true self brings wisdom. To understand our quirks and preferences is important in knowing our limits. Sometimes, we come to a point where enough is enough. Knowing our limits can provide insight to understand what pushes our buttons and what pet peeves set us off. (grit teeth smile)
Life challenges happen to everyone. The more we know and understand our inner triggers, they lose power over us. Praise The Lord for the victory.
Recently, my eyes were open to realize I had another button that things and stuff, and x, y or z, could push! (shock face) The button is disrespect. I don’t like when others disrespect me or anyone else. How unfortunate, disrespect seems to be the norm in many environments. (sad face) Free will. We have free will to choose or maybe, we just don’t know any better.
Here’s the beautiful part, while it is painful when going through storms, disappointments, fill in the blank_______________; we come out stronger and better than before. God will use anything and anyone to bring about our growth. Many times, it’s a test. (shock face)
Sometimes, there are retests! Thank God for His mercy and grace.
I don’t have victory over the disrespect button yet; I thank God that I now know it’s trigger!
Be blessed and enjoy the rest of the weekend! (smile) Your thoughts are always welcome!
© Ann “afriendforever54” Friend, Aug 2013 – present.