Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Prickly People

I've been dealing with a prickly person for about 2 months now. This person is one of those people that feels that only they can handle things right and want to take over everything.  I had a problem with them trying to tell me how to do something I have been doing for years and in the end they suggested that they could do it better. We got past this and I thought the issue was dropped only for it to rear it's ugly head again yesterday. Just for the record, this person is not someone in my family. 

In the past, this would have upset me for days and I would have allowed this to derail me from doing what I need to do or want to do. However, now I understand that satan will create situations (and use people) in the hopes that you won't do what the Lord is calling you to do. In this particular situation, I decided to just stop and think about it and then held my ground without being cruel.  I also didn't let it stop me from working on my writing or the other things I've been working on.  Yes, it upset me for about 30 minutes, during which time I discussed it with my family and sought their advice, and then I let it go. I have accepted the fact that as long as I'm having to deal with this person, it's going to be this way, but I will handle it and I won't allow myself to be distracted or derailed by it.  We really can decide how we are going to react to those around us and not allow them to have that control over us.  It takes some practice and, we need to trust in the Lord for peace and wisdom, but it can be done.

I've been editing my book and doing some rewrites.  I am amazed that I'm at this point and almost ready to actually call it complete! 

Thank you for your input on my website! I really appreciate your thoughts and I do think it's time for a change and an update. 

It's gotten down-right cold here and, yes, I'm very happy! It finally feels like Fall here! I'm hoping I can get my home decorated with my Fall things.  My oldest son helped me get all my things out of the cupboards and on to the kitchen table where they have stayed for about a week. LOL I understand that I have to do things slowly and a little at a time and I accept that. I think the Lord is teaching me patience.

God bless you - Julie   


  1. Good for you for standing your ground, and for not obsessing about it! Bravo!!

  2. Thank you, Susan! It really is a HUGE step for me to let it go, realize that this person has no control over me, and just do what the Lord has called me to do!

  3. Glad you were able to 'shake it off' sooner than it sounds like you've been able to in the past. I don't like conflict at all, but there are always going to be those who thrive on it, which is so sad when they can be thriving in the fruit of the Spirit instead!
    God bless.

  4. Good for you....this can be so tough but is also so healing to get a hold on it. It is tough...I feel like I am "recovering" from never knowing what to do when in similar situations. Some of us are just more sensitive and then sometimes, others are just not nice. With everything you have going on, big kudos for you!


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