Who Lost It?
Life and the people in it can cause us to behave badly. At least that's what we tell ourselves. "So and so did this and I just lost it." Yes, our tempers and any number of volatile situations can contribute to us 'losing our cool', but we 'lose it'. It's a choice. Look at the words we use.
'I just lost it'. Who lost it? I did. I did something. Me. I did. Someone did something and I ... not someone else, not the random person walking passed you, or even the person you're interacting with. You.
'Just'. This word is intended to justify whatever we are talking about. Something is 'just' because it is related to truth and righteousness. In today's vernacular we use 'just' to depreciate something. Just saying, just wanted to tell you, just in case, and then there's the popular 'I just' which takes away our responsibility. Using 'just' this way depicts our need or action as 'less than' important or pertinent.
Then we end with the most relevant section of this statement. 'Lost it'. 'Lost it' tells me that something was misplaced? You had it and now it is missing. You can't find it. It is gone.
Have you ever heard the term 'fight or flight'? When we choose to fight, it signifies that there is an element of fear involved. Fear has no place in a sound mind. When we realize and recognize what we are doing, it's time to take control again.
Who took away your control, your decision making powers, your ability to stop? You did. No one has control, the choice over your words and your actions, except you. You decide. If you're conscious, you make the choice. You choose the action. You speak the words. You. No one else.
Be of sound mind, (2 Tim 1:7) tells me that we have the power to choose to be quiet, to choose to walk away. We can choose not to react when someone or something is prying and pulling at us to react poorly. We can choose not to participate in a volatile situation. We can. You.
Don't give away your power to fear. Make a conscience choice to show God's love. Have a sound mind. Take your God given power back. Choose.
2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV
"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind."