Can Negative Triggers Can Be Prevented?Negative triggers can produce powerful emotional reactions

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Negative triggers are events or circumstances that may produce uncomfortable emotional negative feelings such as anxiety, panic, or discouragement. Reacting to negative triggers is typical, but they may shoot fiery arrows in our armor if we are unaware of them. When we pray, that will not prevent all negative things from happening in our lives. Sometimes God allows certain things to happen for His own reason. Don’t lose heart, just keep following the Lord, and you will soon understand why He is allowing the negative triggers in your life to be happening.


I really appreciate and hold on to what God’s word says in Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. It helps to deal with the root of the problem ahead of time so that when triggers come up, they will not be as powerful. Fear can be a powerful emotion that overrides thought processes and produces reactions without conscious thought. It helps when we allow the Holy Spirit to fill us and lead us instead of reacting to things emotionally. ~ Bill Greguska

James 1:19  My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry.








Negative Triggers And Foolish Arguments!

Being Aware Of Possible Triggers Can Help You To Avoid Problems:

  • Anniversary of losses or trauma
  • Bad Health
  • Being around someone who has treated you badly
  • Being judged
  • Boredom
  • Break up of love
  • Certain smells, tastes, or sounds
  • Conversations bringing up the past
  • Criticized
  • Cut down
  • Ending of a friendship/relationship
  • Family conflicts
  • Family issues
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Friendship drama
  • Getting a big bill
  • Large personal loss
  • Loud noises
  • Mean people
  • Money problems
  • Physical illness
  • Rough living situation
  • Sexually harassed
  • Someone yelled at you
  • Spending too much time alone
  • Spiritual battles
  • Teased
  • Things that make you feel uncomfortable
  • War memories
  • Work stress


How To Deal With Negative Triggers?

How To Be More Aware Of Negative Triggers?

A simple way to be aware of these negative triggers is to write down on paper the things you ought to be on guard about. Not everything listed is a negative trigger, and there are probably some not on the list that would apply to you (then add them). After making your list, plan how you will deal with or avoid those negative triggers.

  • Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be not dismayed, for I am with you. I will not fail you or forsake you wherever you go. Be strong and of good courage.”
  • Ephesians 2:19-22 “Whenever you feel unloved, unimportant, or insecure, remember to whom you belong.”
  • Isaiah 41:10 “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, and I will help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”
  • John 16:33 “In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart, I have overcome the world.”
  • Joshua 1:9 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord, your God will be with you wherever you go.”
  • Psalm 34:4 “I sought the Lord, and He heard me and delivered me from all of my fears.”
  • Psalm 112:7 “She does not fear the bad news. She confidently trusts the Lord to take care of her.”






Put On The Armor of God From Ephesians 6:13-18

Ephesians 6:13-18

Therefore put on the full armor of God so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.  Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,  and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.  In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and pray for all the Lord’s people.

People need to avoid negative triggers because those are the weak links in your defensive armor. Each of us has things that can take us down. We all have things that we have battled in our past, but being proactive puts you on top of things instead of panicking to try to hold items together.

Merriam-Webster defines an Achilles’ heel as a weakness or a vulnerable point, a fault or weakness that causes or could cause someone or something to fail.




Some Specific Scriptures To Encourage You:

Philippians 4:8 ESV 

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV 

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV 

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Galatians 5:20 ESV 

Idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions,

Galatians 5:19-21 ESV 

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

1 John 4:4 ESV 

Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

1 John 4:1 ESV

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.

1 Peter 5:6-7 ESV

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

James 1:5 ESV 

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

Hebrews 4:12 ESV 

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

2 Timothy 3:1-5 ESV 

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.

1 Timothy 6:6-8 ESV

But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.

Philippians 4:6 ESV 

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Philippians 4:4 ESV 

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.



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