Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sensitive? Yep. Me too!

Something's been brought to my attention a lot lately. No one particular has actually mentioned it to me but, I've noticed it a lot about myself and for some reason, I feel the need to write about it. So, here we go. I'm sensitive. Like, really sensitive. My feelings and emotions are. I'm fragile. I don't do well at all with scary movies. I don't even like driving in the wind. I'm just flat out sensitive and to be honest, sometimes it sucks. Sometimes I wish I was tough and that my feelings didn't get hurt so stink'n easily. Sometimes I wish that I could just roll with the flow, not over analyze and not feel inferior, about things that aren't even about me!

Part of being a sensitive person is worrying that my children will be like me and that they'll have hurt feelings, sometimes feel lonely and be sensitive to life in general. While I never want them to be that "tough" kid who doesn't care about other people's feelings, sometimes I wish for them to not be quite as sensitive as I am. 


As I've been thinking about this and trying to put a positive spin on it, I came up with one awesome thing. God made me this way. I've always been this way and I doubt I'll ever be different. God made me sensitive for a reason so hopefully, I can take this sensitive spirit of mine and use it for HIS glory.

So, what about you? Are you let's say, maybe a little too sensitive like I am? I honestly don't know why I'm even publishing this post but, I feel better now that this is off my chest. And now, I think I'll go spray paint some mason jars (and do some stupid laundry) because, those are very insensitive (and important!) things to do. :)

Angela 


8 comments:

  1. I loved this post, almost as much as I love you!
    In my experience, those who are most sensitive are also most sensitive to His Spirit. In my opinion, being sensitive to His Spirit is one of the single most important things in living a life that honors Him.
    I have watched you be sensitive this year to Him! It's beautiful.
    Love you, Angela. Love the way God made you!

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    1. Thanks Cami. You always make me smile. I love you, too!!

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  2. Great post!! I've always been kinda of sensitive too. I think I've gotten a little less sensitive as I've gotten older. But you're right... God made you that way and you can use it for His glory! :) Being sensitive isn't a bad thing at all.

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  3. Well, I'm not sensitive at all. Literally. My husband sometimes jokes that my heart is made of stone, and my cousin actually asked me if I cried at my mom's funeral. I'm insensitive. It's something I'm working on. I'm praying for gentleness and kindness, but God me the way I am, too.
    So, I just wanted you to know that it's not so great being on the other end, either... :)

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  4. I don't think I'm very sensitive and it's mostly by default--I've been on my own for a very long time. (long story)

    BUT my oldest daughter is VERY SENSITIVE. Some days it's hard for me because I'm not sure how to deal with it, but MOST of the time it's the thing I love about her. I'll see her sharing a toy with her sister, or giving a hug to one of her friends who's sad, and I can't tell you how many times a day she kisses my cheek and says "I love you, Mama." *melting*

    It's also helped me to be more sensitive; to her and otherwise. Her sensitivity has been such a blessing to me and I'm sure YOU are a blessing to those around you! You are right in realizing that the Lord made you this way and He doesn't make mistakes! :)

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  5. Thanks for sharing your heart, Angela. You are not alone :) I am totally a sensitive soul too. I think living in New Jersey for 3 years (where people are much tougher skinned) has helped me decipher the over sensitive parts of me and the good parts (like being compassionate or sensitive to God's spirit). I still struggle with what people think of me, but have been working on it for years (seriously) and have grown a lot.

    I think every strength has a counter weakness. Those who are sensitive are caring, thoughtful and compassionate. However, this strength can lead to over sensitivity if we aren't aware. Same goes for super confident people. They may be great leaders who inspire others, but they can struggle with pride or be overly opinionated. The Body of Christ is rich and diverse. The hand cannot be a foot (imagine if we had a foot where our hand should be, lol) and the foot cannot be a hand. ALL parts are needed to make the Body beautiful and functioning. I think I am drawn to you as a friend because of your sensitive heart. It makes you seem like a safe person that can be trusted :) Thanks for sharing. Hugs!

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  6. love that you posted very sensitive pictures of flowers!

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