Daily Prompt: Unsafe Containers

Unsafe Containers

After hitting  “try another prompt”  multiple times this is the daily prompt I chose to write about today it was originally posted on from June 3, 2014.

Which emotion(s) — joy, envy, rage, pity, or something else — do you find to be the hardest to contain? 

As I think about this question I am acutely aware of how many unsafe containers I have had in my life before coming to know Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior!   Every single emotion listed as well as others not listed I have lived through and sometimes the spillage was beyond my control.  I bet many of you know exactly what I’m talking about, don’t you?  What I have noticed is that the more mature my walk with Christ becomes the safer my containers become resulting in less spillage. 

 Oh, believe me I’m not saying I don’t experience these emotions anymore because I do after all,  I am human.  My point is that drawing nearer to my Lord, Jesus Christ is how I secure a safety cap to these unsafe containers.  The question was which do you find the hardest to contain?  It is impossible to narrow it down to just one because the following emotions of  worthlessness, sadness, loneliness, and self-hatred kind of all intertwine with each other for me.  But if I absolutely had to choose only one I would probably say self-hatred is the hardest one of all to contain.  I admit sometimes my safety cap on self-hatred is not put on quite tight enough and spillage occurs.  

My pastor on more than one occasion has said it’s not about your  feelings it’s about what the word of God commands us to do when we experience those feelings’ and he is so right. 

Oooo!  Ouch! 

It gets me every time!  You would think after hearing, it’s not about my feelings, several times the sting would lessen.  What I can say is this, the sting doesn’t last as long now that I know I can turn to my God, Yahweh for the comfort and love I need.  He promises to never leave me nor forsake me.  He is and will always be at my side now and forever. 

My pastor is right it’s not about my emotions or feelings it’s about how I live my life through Christ.  

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Daily prompt: Unsafe Containers



About debbestillandlisten

Worshipper and follower of Jesus Christ. God has given this Christian the privilege of loving and caring for my amazing son. I absolutely love to worship our Lord and Savior and to be in His presence; there is nothing better!
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8 Responses to Daily Prompt: Unsafe Containers

  1. Debbie says:

    Dearest Deb . . .thank you and God bless you for writing so honestly and openly about this. I KNOW it is going to be a word for MANY of us women . . .and maybe some of the guys too. You’ve really blessed me and helped me to take these emotions to Him tonight.


  2. This is a good word Deb. We all have unsafe containers. Fortunately Jesus has the ability over time to come in and empty those containers for us. He can then fill them with healthy things. Here’s to gaining safe healthy containers from Christ!


  3. Reblogged this on Lillie-Put and commented:
    I thought this was a great analogy.


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