Have you ever met someone who will do just the opposite of what you ask them to do. And if you ask them not to do something because it upsets you or bothers you, then that is exactly what they will do… to intentionally “push your buttons”. It is like some people have a compulsion to upset or irritate others. They appear to get joy out of others’ misery and pain. Sounds like anyone that you know???
“Pushing buttons” is a tendency that bullies and abusers have because they can use it to control and manipulate their victims. They know what upsets us or just what triggers any reaction from us. You see, when we get upset, fearful, or flustered in any way is when we are usually dominated by them. They succeed when we give in to the triggers that are getting pushed in our lives. Now, wouldn’t it be nice if we had no buttons that could ever be pushed. That nothing in this world bothered us or triggered any kind of response. Well, that is what God wants us to do. Let go of this world and just hold onto Him. No fear. No concerns. Then nothing that any person can say or do to us will bother us in any way. And when we are “button-less”, then we will no longer be able to be controlled and manipulated by the abusers and bullies that try to harm us.
Dear Lord, only You see the wounds deep down to our souls and spirits that allow others to trigger responses from us. You see our “buttons” that can be pushed and the pain and fear that erupts. Please remove the buttons and triggers and sooth the wounds that cause thee responses so we will never be controlled and manipulated again. Bring healing and restoration to all victims and set them free from the abusers and bullies in their lives… in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
© Secret Angel and The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel, 2015.