When you're BOTHERED, you're not your BEST.
We encourage you to ask your kids these questions and let it spur a conversation. There are no wrong answers when we’re all learning together. Hear them out! See if they’ve got a perspective you wouldn’t have arrived at without them!
- Do you feel like you’re extra BUSY right now? When do you feel BUSY?
- Are you BORED a lot right now? What does it mean to feel BORED?
- What BOTHERS you? Why do you think this BOTHERS you?
- What kinds of things do you do when things are BOTHERING you?
James 1:19 Understand this, my dear friends: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry (or try not to get too BOTHERED by things). 20 Human anger (staying BOTHERED all the time) does not produce the righteousness God desires (bring out the best in us).
What do you think these verses mean?
It seems to say that when we are BOTHERED, we are not our BEST.
So this week, let’s take extra care to NOTICE ourselves when we feel BOTHERED. Let’s talk about it. And let’s see if we can be as helpful to each other as possible when we’re extra BUSY and BORED that we don’t also become extra BOTHERED.