The Stomach Knot

There are some people on this earth who seem to exist for the sole purpose of causing stomach knots. And some of those people are individuals with whom you must come into contact on a regular basis. You know what I mean. The mere thought of having to be in the same room with them has your tummy twisting and turning for hours or days or even weeks in advance.

The reasons for this gastric discomfort can vary. Perhaps your nemesis is a boss or co-worker and confrontation could have drastic consequences. Maybe the problem is with a family member, and we all know how that goes. Or you have a neighbour who – um – needs to move. The possibilities are endless. And the common denominator in all of these situations is that the “knotty” person is someone you can’t avoid.

Then what?

I’d like to tell you that I have learned, during my vast and hugely diverse life experience, how to untie the knots in my stomach when it comes to certain people. Wouldn’t that be nice? I’d like to tell you that it’s all about your attitude, which it is, to a large extent. And I’d like to tell you that the only person you can change is yourself, so start there. Good advice, right?

The other solutions I had in mind are not legal.

So I give it to God. And He works it out. Maybe not always in the way I’d like Him to, but always in the best way.


Filed under Acceptance, Christian, God, Writing

4 responses to “The Stomach Knot

  1. I’m working on that with a coworker right now.. I know what you mean… I am trying to turn it over on a moment by moment basis sometimes. With God I can. Your right he can work it out 🙂

  2. Teresa Cleveland Wendel

    I want to know more about your illegal solutions. Just kidding :o)

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