A client calls me. He is frustrated, upset, and feel taken advantage of. I can HEAR the emotion in his voice, and am convinced that he is not a happy camper. He needs to vent, but I’m not exactly in the mood. It wasn’t a great day at the office, and my dog is ignoring me. Not only that, but dinner is ready (crab cakes made from scratch), and everything is on my plate.
During the conversation, I’m struggling. Do I go with an offensive stance, or a defensive stance? He doesn’t want to hear an explanation; I know this since I’ve been in his shoes before.
But my mind is saying, “He feels taken advantage of? I feel taken advantage of – in fact, this started weeks ago, and now steps I took to bring clarity are now biting me in the derrière!”
I notice my stress level is rising. This is not healthy emotion coming from my soul. Somewhere… far beneath the depths, my heart is listening. “Holy Spirit?” I get nothing. That probably means I’m just supposed to listen, and listen sincerely. That’s hard to do when I also feel wronged.
Bottom line question: Where is my identity? Who is my foundation?
Just keep moving forward, knowing who I am. Thank you, reader, for allowing me to vent.