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Avoid Getting Triggered

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If you are looking for a safe place to avoid getting triggered, then you are living on the wrong planet.

This world is God hating, Christ denying, Spirit ignorant; full of evil and apathy and billions of heretics daily walking and relishing in whatever delights their flesh.

If you attempt to stand for truth, you will face provocation. If you are on social media, the risk goes up 1,000x.

You should avoid getting triggered, but how?

The world’s solution is to create trigger-free environments (safe spaces), or to force silence on your opposition (i.e., isolation or destruction).

God’s solution involves meekness and charity. These are not strengths of wit or physical force. They are spiritual strengths provided by God to those whose flesh is crucified with Christ (Gal 5:22-24).

Meekness is not weakness; it is “forbearance under injuries and provocations”. Charity is not simply hugs and kisses; it is “not easily provoked” (1 Cor 13:5).

Instead of removing you from this present evil world, God is interested in creating workmen who are not so trigger-able: in other words, to strengthen you to withstand provocation.

With meekness and charity, you need not hide from provocation, nor must your knees jerk left and right with enflamed retaliation.

Around you are flesh-driven people provoking your old man of flesh. In Christ, your old man is dead, which means your fuse is cut off. There should be nothing to trigger.

This leaves the opportunity to minister to the button-pusher with patience, wisdom, truth, and love instead of flying off the handle. Through Christ you can avoid getting triggered (Phi 4:13). Beware, others may be triggered by this.

In Christ,

Justin “trigger safety” Johnson

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Published: March 19, 2022
Last Modified: May 7, 2022
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