He helped me see my first reaction when threatened or shamed kicks me into a non-rational mindset. That’s the point where I want to hide or to fight. Saying something at that point can escalate into harmful words or actions. Inner dialog can cause the same stress. Pausing enough to let God’s wisdom come into the picture creates the balanced reaction, a place not controlled by the body’s fearful response.
This wisdom comes from knowing how you are valued in God’s eyes. Let’s say “you are a burden” is an unseen lie that poisons your mind, you then work harder to prove your worth. Another result would to be defensive or angry at perceived slights to your value.
Your thoughts or reactions appreciated.