Do Not Push My Buttons!

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.

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9 thoughts on “Do Not Push My Buttons!

  1. What prefect timing and nicely done! This is the very thing I’ve been praying about for the last couple of weeks and how you said it makes a lot of sense. It’s such a hard thing to do though.

    • Hi Jessie. Yes, it is hard for it means letting go to levels that we have never experienced before. It’s giving our “soul” a back seat to our “spirit” to just trust God, no matter what is happening around us. Many blessings to you and your daughter!!!

  2. Amen to this prayer! People do have their ways of getting at others and some of them are very effective. We do need God’s help in learning to bring the reactions under control. Ask God for help with this and with all things in life…

    Steve

  3. Whenever one is transparent with another the vulnerability is present. The key is to a deeper level of intimacy. However when you have someone with the characteristics of an abuser you have another outcome. An unhealthy outcome. Add the manipulator into the equation one becomes open for buttons to be pushed with the trigger responses you mentioned. How we guard against this is the key? “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.” Secret, This is the answer. Rather than fighting back, let us just not pick up the stick of offense. That shows who has the control. It is a maddening thing to the manipulator/controller who threatens, causes fear, and induces fear when there is no response….
    Amen.

    • Amen. Not getting offended in the first place is part of “dying to self” where we will not have any button to push because nothing that happens here is important. It’s all about Him.

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