Thursday, August 5, 2010

THANKFUL THURSDAY...don't push my buttons!

Good Morning...sorry my TT post is up late, I tried all night last night to upload it but our server was done. Technology is great until it isn't convenient for us! lol

What is the first thing you do when you get on an elevator? Push buttons, right? Sometimes I push the wrong button and I end up going to the wrong place. In life, people can really push my buttons!

It's like being caged up in that small elevator, when I am frustrated with button pushing people I just can't seem to escape them. Even though I get frustrated with these button pushing people in my life, God understands them and loves them and is patient with them.

2 Corinthians 6:17 "Come out from among them and be separated, says the Lord!"

I may not understand why people have the need to push my buttons, but I do know that I can entrust them to God and that I can walk away differently, just like I can walk out of an elevator differently than how I walked in.

Today, I am thankful for the button pushers in my life. lol That's right. Because without them, my patience could not grow and I would not depend on God to mold me in such a way that I too would not become a button pusher!

What are you grateful for today? Join up with us today for THANKFUL THURSDAY!

**check back later to link your TT post up in Mr Linky ... we are having problems this morning. Or leave your link in the comments and I will try to link you up later) thanks!

27 comments:

Karen said...

Button pushers...I've never really thought about being thankful for them...but what you wrote is absolutely true! Thanks for this perspective!

My link is:

http://hallelujahanyhow.blogspot.com/2010/08/thankful-thursday-hope-everlasting.html

Chris said...

my post for thankful thursday is up at here

Martianne said...

I needed this reminder today. My buttons have been getting pushed a lot and I need to reframe the brain to be grateful in all things and to better develop the virtues God wants me to. Thank you.

Martianne said...

I just left a comment, but I also wanted to let you know that there's no link up option showing. I was going to link my TT post - http://traininghappyhearts.blogspot.com/2010/08/awards-and-belated-thank-yous-part-2.html

Cindy said...

Wow thanks Laurie for the great reminder that we need to have our buttons pushed in order to grow in certain areas of our lives.

My link:
http://cindybazzy.blogspot.com/2010/08/thankful-thursday.html

Love Bears All Things said...

http://bearsinexile.blogspot.com/2010/08/thankful-thursday.html

Thanks for hosting!
Mama Bear

Godsgalnj said...

Beautiful post! I've not done too well in this department - my button seem to be pushed a bit too often and I wind up cranky instead of grateful.

godsown said...

THAT is an good reminder to be thankful for "button pushers".....
Hmmmm i had this morning even right now some of them around me....LOL......
The kids want to do somethig else than being home helping to clean-up different area's we forget and to me now is the time when we are free and have summerholiday......
Have an greatday!
Bernice

my link
http://myjourney-godsown.blogspot.com/2010/08/thankfull-thursday-my-mind-andthankful.html

Heather said...

Good way to look at it,Laurie!! Never thought of looking at it that way with people who test me! God Bless!

http://heather-becomingatitus2woman.blogspot.com/2010/08/thankful-thursday.html

Rita T. said...

People push my buttons a lot lately - I think it's more my stage in life and hormones reacting than the people themselves. It's so hard to be thankful when you feel as if everyone around you is against you. You have great advice.

My link is: http://following31.blogspot.com/2010/08/thankful-thursday-august-5.html

becky aka theRAV said...

I alwys wonder if the devil has his hand in it! LOL

Joan said...

Hi Laurie - I have internet troubles frequently. :)

My link is: http://www.reflectionsofhisgrace.com/2010/08/morning-and-evening.html

Blessings,
Joan

Judith C Evans said...

Button-pushers seem to prove the adage tat "when the student is ready, the teacher will appear." But it seems that so often, I don't feel very "ready" when that button-pusher appears!

Here is my link:

http://a-homemaker-speaks.blogspot.com/2010/08/thankful-thursday-rest-from-hectic-week.html

bp said...

Never thought about that before, but really something to think about being thankful for!
Have a good day.

Denise said...

Great post.

Denise said...

Here is my thankful thursdaylink:http://shortybearsplace.blogspot.com/2010/08/thankful-thursday.html

Kristi Lea said...

http://inthelordspath.blogspot.com/2010/08/thankful-thursday.html

Have a wonderful Thursday! It's amazing when you think of all the unusual things we should be thankful for, isn't it?!

It Feels Like Chaos said...

I guess the Internet troubles grow our patience capacity sometimes, too!

Holly said...

http://brokenforgod.blogspot.com

Have a wonderful and Thankful Thursday!

Hugs,
Holly

Redeemed1 said...

I have never thought of it that way, but you are right.

Whidbey Woman said...

Ah, technology! Got to love it.
I worked all day anyway and live on the west coast, so just posted.
Thanks for hosting this month :)

eph2810 said...

I am so sorry about the issue you experienced this morning. I am glad you kept your calm :)

I have many button-pushers in my life too, but I think they are helping build my character :)

Thank you for sharing your grateful heart and hosting Thankful Thursday this month.

Love & peace,
<>< Iris

MageeBaby said...

Button pushers = heavenly sandpaper(reference to Marriage on the Rock) Yep, can't be smoothed out without sandpaper!!! LOL
Thanks for hosting!

maritz said...

I cant get through Mr Linky.. Linkme up please :

http://www.gracefulwalk.com/2010/08/thankful-thursday.html

Wendy said...

Oh, yes, the button pushers. Well, yes, "Thank you, Lord, for my personal button pushers, who You have placed in my life to work Your sweet spirit and character into me, and sand off all of those rough edges! I am reminded, Lord, that You had quite a number of these special people in Your life here on earth, too. Thank You, for living a life so that we can follow in Your steps, and for also giving us the way, by Your power."
And thank you, Laurie, for an excellent post!
Blessings,
Wendy
Faith's Firm Foundation
www.wendygunn.net

Marsha said...

Loved your post!

It appears Mr. Linky is not working. Here's my link.
http://www.marshasmusings.com/2010/08/thankful-thursday-and-sweet-ps.html

KDL said...

I seem to have more buttons than I used to, or maybe my kids are just better at pushing them. In any case this is a good reminder to be thankful that God continues to work in us to accomplish His purpose in us. My link is:
http://thesimplelifekdl.blogspot.com/2010/08/happy-birthday-to-me.html
I just found Thankful Thursday, so I hope to be back again soon.