Hola Divas! If you will recall, we discussed Joshua earlier this week and the choice he had to make before going into battle. I would call getting ready for battle an “unglued situation”.
When I come unglued, I fly into action to “fix” the situation. Stopping to choose a side is the last thing on my mind. In the Unglued Participant’s Guide, Lysa gave us some action steps on how to “stay on God’s side”.
1. Use Truth–What is REALLY true about the situation or person. There are so many outside influences that sometimes getting a little truth about the matter is a really wise thing to do. Remember, our perception may NOT be the reality.
2. Use self-control. I can only control KATINA! In Unglued situations, I often behave in ways to control the other person or the outcome: pouting, yelling, sulking, silent treatment, etc…) As Lysa says, “Our feelings are indicators NOT dictators”.
3. Use prayer–Pray for the person who is getting on your last nerve! I think it is only natural to pray for the resolution of a situation that has us unglued. The only issue with that is what if the situation does not resolve?
Our prayer for the week:
God, help me choose to be on YOUR side, trusting that YOU will help me face things outside of my control without acting out of control.
Homework for this week:
Read chapters 1-2 in the Unglued book!