Note to self: flip it
Ex: If your mom is giving you a lot of instructions about something you already know and you start to feel overwhelmed by them, and the nagging evil voices whisper, “she thinks you’re incompetent and stupid and a baby, that’s why she does this” and darkness starts to knock on the door of your heart,
and immediately pray inside, “God, thank you for giving me a mother who loves me so much that she wants to try and help me and pass on her wisdom”,
“thank you for this chance to grow in patience and humility, Jesus”,
smile, say thank you, objectively assess the advice for truth and goodness, and go about your business.
because the people near you generally do what they BELIEVE is good and helpful, even if/when they’re wrong, and it isn’t
Healthy boundaries with others are different than being rude and hard toward others.
All is grace and God knows better than I do what I need: everything He gives and everything He permits is for my good because I’m not as self sufficient or hyper-competent as I think I am, and all that happens in my day is something He either ALLOWED (like the cruxifixction) or INTENDED (like the annunciation), and thus, works toward a greater good. Always.