Spittlebugs create these cocoons of bubbles as protection. We all have ways of protecting ourselves. I usually react defensively when I feel something is threatening my peace. Sadly, I can jump to the defensive too quickly at times. In this article there is a List of behaviors that cause a defensive reaction. Some of the behaviors,on the list, have been present in my life throughout my years. But people and situations in my life have changed and I have not adapted. I’m still clinging to my defensive ways. What is the saying? The first step in recovery is accepting you have a problem. Well, I have a problem. I do not like that my go to behavior is defensive. I have been subtly aware that I have been doing this and have tried to adjust. I know I am better now than when I was younger. But I am ready to pop the defensive bubbles. Being defensive makes me feel like negative person and I do not like that feeling at all! If you have the habit of being defensive here is an article with tips on communicating without being defensive. Growth is good even at 49 years 9 months and 23 days! Are you aware of what your protective bubbles are made of? Is it time to pop them?!
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails.