There are many times in life, that we have triggers. Webster explains triggers as this: to cause a strong emotional reaction of fear, shock, anger, or worry in someone, especially because they are made to remember something bad that has happened in the past. A trigger is something that sets off a flashback, transporting the person back to the traumatic event.
A trigger is any word, person, event, or experience that touches off an immediate reaction. It's like being startled by a noise: The noise is the trigger; the startle is the response.
Not all triggers are negative. They can also stimulate joy or happy memories, like when we smell a flower that reminds us of a place we love or see a photograph of an event where we felt happy.
Even as a believer in Jesus, we still can get triggers. There comes a time in our lives that we need to deal with what triggers us. That could mean counseling, healing from the trauma through prayer, telling your story (that others and yourself can be healed), going to a healing room, having a mentor help you through the process.
How you can avoid the triggers; From: pursueGod.org
Pray. Recognize the temptation and pray for strength to say "No" Matthew 26:41
Submit to God. Choose God's will instead of allowing your emotions and thoughts to lead you. James 4:7
Stay accountable to a sponsor or mentor. You need someone who can ask the hard questions and hold you accountable. Proverbs 11:14
Change your lifestyle. Create new habits and a new way of doing things. 2 Corinthians 5:17.
The most important way to deal with your triggers is to ask God to help you and free you from what is triggering you. This can be a process with lots of prayers.
Realize we have a demonic realm that causes trauma, thus induces triggers/trauma to keep coming up in our minds so that we react in fear, panic, anger, bitterness, etc. Example: when you have experienced rejection from someone and you have not healed from it (or forgave). There will be someone else who comes along in your life who you think are rejecting you but really they are not and you react from your past rejection. This is a way that the demonic keeps us in bondage.
God wants us to be free from these bondages. We want to be free from these bondages.
I think the first step is to acknowledge what the trigger is and ask for help to be free from it.
Receive counseling, receive prayer, keep moving forward to be free. Acknowledge and ask for help.
Let 2023 be the year that you (all of us) become free, take a step forward.
Deb Miller Robinson - Eagle Warrior