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Reaction to Lifes Irritants

Updated on November 7, 2010
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Self Awareness

If you really want to know who you are, simply observe yourself during the most difficult time in your life. Your outward response is a glimpse into who you really are down deep inside.

Your worldview on life when everything is taken away from you (albeit health, wealth, career, etc) or when everyone is taken away from you (whether it is by death, divorce, abandonment, betrayal by those you love) eventually will be disclosed by your actions and in your words.

These irritants in our lives should be met with a positive attitude and a worldview that is full of faith and love.

Whether the irritant be directed toward us, or it is an external irritant; our reaction should be one of grace and beauty.

For example, an exterior irritant may be when others perceive you to not be living up to their expectations and so out of a false sense of self-righteousness begin to judge, gripe, complain, gossip and tear you down both in their deeds and words.

Whatever your response to direct or external irritants might be, the outcome of one's response will uncover what are your strengths and your weaknesses. Your behavior discloses your level of maturity.

Many so-called mature people are surprised to find that their reaction to irritants is demonstrated in complete and utter immaturity.

Funny enough, those who are deemed by the masses as being immature or simpletons when faced with irritants in life, radiantly display wisdom of the ages, counsel as from a sage, and comfort as that of a nurturing and loving parent.

Hence, the wise reveal their foolishness and folly upon reacting in such a negative and destructive manner; while the simpletons reaction discloses the character of grace and love that has formed within.

So if you ever want to reflect on your life's maturity level, simply take notice to what your reaction is to the irritants that come into your life.

At times you may be saddened to think that your still that two year old having a temper tantrum; and at other times you may be surprised at how much God's presence and love has formed you into a complete and prudent person.


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      lcg4jc 7 years ago

      Praise the Lord another keeper!!!! Wow I have been doubly blessed. Thank you for the encouragement. Blessings to you and yours always

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      itakins 7 years ago from Irl


      Thank you -another keeper.

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      lcg4jc 7 years ago

      Thank you Delores for your affirmation it means a lot to me. God bless you.

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      Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Well said. It's easy to be pleasant and kind when things are going well for us but the measure of character shows up with trouble and our reaction to it.

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      lcg4jc 7 years ago

      Thank you Marliza for your genuine comment. I will read your hug on prayer for salvation. I am so happy to know that there are others who speak of faith in Jesus Christ openly and with great insight. God bless you mucho

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      Marliza Gunter 7 years ago from South Africa are the person I prayed for to get some hubs up with some substance..I've been reading a lot of hubs, but no other feeds me like these hubs and makes me reflect...Your hub on servant leadership was of the most excellent quality I've seen and although I'm simple minded, it made the most could read my hub on prayer for ties in with what God's feelings are towards servant leadership instead of mighty and powerful church organizations (while the flock gets scattered and not nurtured..) :)

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      kennynext 7 years ago from Everywhere

      When bad things haappen, we must grieve a little while, but always overcome and go on. Welcome to hubpages.

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      lcg4jc 7 years ago

      Thank you my friend

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      Wealthmadehealthy 7 years ago from Somewhere in the Lone Star State

      Great hub and wise words.