When I’m swirling in a perfect storm of anger and hurt, all I want to do is run away where no one will know to cry and scream as loud as I can until I have no tears or voice left.
I’ve actually done it more than once. I fled to my car, drove to a deserted field, and returned home with a headache and a sore throat. And the none the better for my little tantrum.
This is my end-of-the-line fight-or-flight response. Have you been there, in that place where all you want to do is run away?
But the truth is, no matter where I flee, the problems will follow because, ultimately, there is nowhere to go to get out of my own head.
Or is there…?
I almost didn’t read Jennifer’s post about the little crested pigeon because I hate the stinky mess they leave all over my deck and my car.Are you like the pigeon who forgot it could fly…? Click To Tweet
But curiosity got the best of me, so I read the post. As Jennifer described a dumb pigeon who ran until it finally remembered it could fly, the Holy Spirit showed me I’m no different when I feel threatened.
That’s when I realized, instead of running, I can send my hurt heavenward through prayer. And in doing so, I get out of my head to inherit the mind of Christ.
And you can, too.
Before you head over to Lessons From A Little Crested Pigeon to meet Jennifer’s hiking friend, please pray this little prayer with me.
Lord, the next time my heart smells like a pigeon, please remind me to send it flying straight to you. Thank you for giving me a strong mind and a calm heart. Amen.
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