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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Don't Go Into Survivor Mode!

Do you ever get so angry that you just want to react with how you feel at that moment, even if you'll regret it later?

What is Survivor Mode?
Survivor Mode is when you let your flesh take over and all you care about is yourself and how what you're doing is going to benefit how you feel at that moment.

Example:
You're using your cell phone talking to your best friend from another country, this is your only chance to talk to her and you've been waiting forever! All of a sudden your phone freezes, the call drops, and you've missed your only opportunity to talk to that person!

You get so heated up. You start blaming the phone company, your service, your outdated cell, and in the blink of an eye you find yourself throwing your phone across the room. It felt good. You took care of the situation. The phone didn't conquer you, you conquered it! Yea, this feels good, you feel powerful.
You go to pick up what's left of your phone, it's in five pieces. The good feeling starts to fade and reality kicks in. You suddenly realize, you don't have a phone. No more texting, phone calls, etc. Your phone was a part of your life and because you decided to take the situation into your own hands and not trust God; you no longer have it. You let the enemy convince you that this was a good decision. Well where is he now to buy you a new cell phone?

How Do You Conquer Survivor Mode?
Trust in God and don't give into anger by reacting. Have patience and self control. This may be easy for some but for others it's quite hard. Just try to think about how you will feel a day later if you react. Will you still feel good about your decision? Will you regret it? Chances are you will regret it. Jump over these question hurdles and just trust God and don't react. You will come out of the situation stronger and ready for the next test :)


The bible says:

Psalm 37:3
"Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture."

Psalm 37:8
"Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil."



2 comments:

  1. This is me all the time, but with words. I lash out and don't guard my tongue and sometimes I say some extremely hurtful things. Usually in the direction of my precious husband. Thanks so much for this post.

    This is why I became part of the blogging community, posts like these inspire me!

    Love your blog! Stop by and visit mine!

    -ashley
    www.adventuresofnewlyweds.com

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  2. Great post! It's important to remember that we are not to be controlled by our feelings. And stopping to take a deep breath and pray is always a good idea. I have the same problem as @Ashley -- sometimes I can get terribly snippy. Thanks for writing!

    Have a lovely day!
    --Hannah

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