Do other people ever “Push your buttons,” and get you upset?
A man was commenting to me about how a relative was very good at pushing his buttons and getting him agitated about different issues. It could be about politics, religion, healthcare, or any number of other issues that tended to provoke heated debate between the two of them about what was right or not right.
In talking with him about how to respond without getting angry, I mentioned to him that God never put any buttons to push on him to begin with. God created him to love, to express love, to be love in action and to always respond with love. He did not need to react with anger and resentment in self-defense of a truth, for truth speaks for itself. It does not need added “heat” from mortal mind to assert its position. In fact, any added heat distracts from the real issue and causes debate to become personal rather than objective.
We all can learn to be button-free. God saves the world, not us. Our job is to reflect God’s presence and leave truth to correct error. We can keep a personal sense of things out of the discussion.
The so-called buttons that people believe they possess, are fictitious. God didn’t make us prone to resent, get angry, upset and agitated. God created us to love, and as we live true to our spiritual identity, we prove, through experience, that no one can take over our thinking and pull us out of our spiritual composure.
In a right state of Mind, the only thing other people can push you to do, is to love more.