So having this troubling observation about the intrusions into my life; I’m dumbfounded by how intrusive people can be as well as how impatient people are.
Here is another example of my frustration at how someone can’t wait a minute or two until I pull out of a parking space in a mall parking lot, and to what extent they will go to get me to move so they can park where I’m parked. How about finding another parking space? Just take the next one, lady; the world does not revolve around you!
Audio: Parking lot intrusive lady wants parking space, sends a guy I don’t think she knew who was standing in the parking lot to come tell me she wants my space
I sometimes ask myself whether I am too impatient with people; they are intrusive by nature and I just should get used to it. But then I realize that if we don’t have healthy, meaningful boundaries, our walls will fall and there will be no limits on people’s behavior and what become allowable in society.
Social needs for me are that I have a choice about who invades my “personal space”. Personal space being different for everyone, but my thinking is that there are commonly agreed upon social boundaries that most people have, and if you rush someone who is in line ahead of you or are angry that someone takes a long time to cross a street, or someone can’t move as fast as you, then maybe you ought to step back and take a breath.
People really should practice more care with others; I think so. Valuing people instead of treating them like wild dogs to be shoved out of the way as if people are not important, is wrong. But how do you tell the “offenders” that? There are times when we all must be patient and wait our turns.
Let your hope keep you joyful, be patient in your troubles, and pray at all times. (Romans 12:12)
It seems as though the world has gotten more jaded; the country has become more violent it seems with people’s protests about how a conservative speaking coming to their colleges makes them angry enough to destroy property, and become violent toward other people. I remember the man who hit someone over the head with a bicycle lock. That really struck me. I feel society is more dangerous these days.
An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous, but one whose way is straight is an abomination to the wicked. (Proverbs 29:27)
Prayer becomes all the more important in the times we are living in. I don’t want to seem panicked, but it is stressful when people don’t seem to realize how pushy they are. Today a “white man in a truck” almost side-swiped me by not slowing down and allowing me to merge into a lane on the freeway. It seemed like he was racing me for a place in one lane we were beginning to share, although normal drivers would have allowed me into the lane as I was merging onto the freeway.
Again, I wonder how much satan is causing people to act this way? We cannot see demonic activity, but it is all around us, and I believe the time is near for Jesus to come and gather his “elect”.
It can be none to soon. Although I enjoy life now that I am a believer in Christ and I have goals I would like to accomplish while I”m on earth, it’s better in heaven and I will be happy to see Jesus in the air when that time comes.
I guess a comforting verse about being patient with people might be this one:
But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:25-28)
Developing wisdom in these difficult times may be difficult without Christ; I guess we have all we need when we reach out to Him in prayer, and ask Him what to do.