sting [sting] verb
1. to prick or wound with a sharp-pointed, often venom-bearing organ.2. to affect painfully or irritatingly as a result of contact, as certain plants do: to be stung by nettles.3. to cause to smart or to cause a sharp pain: The blowing sand stung his eyes.4. to cause mental or moral anguish: to be stung with remorse.5. to goad or drive, as by sharp irritation.
Lots of ‘stings’ happen every day. I am wondering how to deal with them?
Stings can be around every corner. Is that only me or do you notice this too? Am I the only one to feel ‘stings’ that result from interactions that happen around us each and every day? Am I super sensitive or does everyone feel them? And then perhaps I also wonder do these experiential ‘stings’ blend into each persons background noise?
I have arrived at a place in my life where I didn’t think I would really land… ‘Stings’ have driven me to a place where trust is getting quite limited.
I have created new boundaries now, or at least I am learning to have them. It may seem from looking from the outside that boundaries cause disconnection to occur or ‘building of walls’ but in reality boundaries do build certain walls that’s why they are called boundaries.
People like me who don’t always have good boundaries in some areas may come across as disconnecting but perhaps its just a healthy boundary??? If you don’t feel safe then you don’t allow someone access to your heart I think that is wisdom. I am on a learning curve with some of this and with people in general too.
I think there are more stings than I thought there were, they have been in the background noise I described earlier – almost undetectable. It’s easy to say ‘oh that was in the past I’m ok’ but then the sting might still be there.
My friend told me that we will know when we are healed! She said “you know you are healed when the memory has no more sting to it” She said it’s not a quick fix either its a process.
One by one I will bring God the ‘stings’ and I know this is the only way for them to go!
Just something to think about!