"Inconvenience is Normal" How 3 Surprising Words are Changing My Life

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  1. This post really resonates with me, especially since I work directly with the public. (very challenging for a HSP)Whatever I can do to avoid an inconvenience for them or me, I do immediately.

    Thank you for sharing the insight!

  2. Oh yes. So true. I have despised inconvenience. When I let my reaction to it get out of hand, I remember how Jesus reacted to inconvenience, welcoming whoever and whatever at any time. That is my goal.

  3. How do you listen with out absorbing emotions? Especially since I am a HSP?
    I have such a hard time with this!!! Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

  4. Hi Cheri! Enjoyed your post tonight. Thanks for sharing what you are learning. love stopping by your blog. A great perspective/reminder to calm me down during future frustrations.

  5. Such a helpful post, thank you so much ! I am especially struck by the ways of learning to deal with the inconvieniences…..
    I can listen without absorbing the emotions….
    Wow! This could be a game changer for me !
    Thank you x

  6. Sarah Hope says:

    Thanks, Cheri for your insights. As a pastor’s wife it seems like inconvenience is part of life …. what makes it especially difficult for me is that “it’s expected…” because after all it doesn’t matter what the pastor has planned or what he’s in the middle of or how whatever it is that’s wanted of us could have been planned ahead of time instead of waiting until their last minute ( lack of planning on your part does not create an emergency on my part comes to mind) we have to drop everything and go and do because whatever we might have going on is “just an excuse” or laziness. As a pastor – “that’s your job!”

  7. Wow, like you I always thought trials meant the BIG stuff. Thanks for making me rethink this.

  8. Ooh, this is so good! I can tell it’s going to percolate for a while because I’m already resisting it. 😉

  9. Wow. This really hit home Cheri. I think I fuss at inconveniences because I’m always in such a hurry. I need to practice slowing down, asking myself what the big rush is? And I so agree with you ~ I’ve always labeled trials from that Scripture as BIG. Who says?
    Thank you…I’ll be adding this to my internal dialogue. Inconveniences are normal.

  10. I really wish you would stop listening in on my thoughts! Quite a few years ago, when I was a Dr. Phil fan, he said something to one of his guests and wondering what this person told himself to make his behavior OK. I was guilty of telling myself that my situation was so unique and important that it was OK for me to not only be irritated, but to act it out as well. Yikes! Since then, I’ve learned two words that really help me: oh well. We’re out of spaghetti sauce? Oh well. I put the wrong year on the poster? Oh well. My coworker needed to talk, so I didn’t get what I had planned accomplished, so now I will have to work late? Oh well. Amazingly powerful.