Irritated On Purpose

Going off on her in your mind didn’t help. Not getting any sleep didn’t help. Stressing out because the situation seems out of your control, yea, that didn’t help. Putting in your complaint about her seemingly obsession with control, surely didn’t do the trick. Praying to God to remove her, well, she’s still there so not sure where that prayer went. Have you ever thought that “she” was put there on purpose to irritate you?

Yea, I know we don’t like people that irritate us, cause problems, or make us stress. Let’s for a moment take a paradigm shift for just a moment and see things from a different perspective. Maybe she was put there to make you a better person and build character in you. Maybe there is something in her that you need to improve on internally and the facts that she is around you irritates you, but guess what it’s for your good.

In the past I would run from situations like that and just calmly remove myself from around people that irritate me, but lately I am understanding that when I am in process it will not always be pleasurable. As God is shaping me and molding me, he will at times use other “tools/people” to cut out of me what he can’t use. It hurts, yes and requires an GREAT amount of humility, but remember its all for your good and when you submitted in the beginning to the process, this was apart of that agreement. The next time you run into someone that irritates the MESS out of you and won’t seem to go away no matter how hard you pray; just think, you just might be irritated on purpose, with purpose, to press you into your purpose.

God Bless!

Author Bio: Empowering speaker, passionate writer, visionary, innovator and teacher are just some of the words used to describe Bridgette Murphy. The President and CEO of Bridgette Murphy Enterprises, Murphy created the company with the mission to help women, and youth come to Christ as they understand their value, find their purpose in life, and reach their true potential. This global enterprise headed by Murphy specializes in delivering practical purpose driven messages to religious organizations, educational institutions, women, young professionals and adolescents through the art of dance, writing and speaking.

Murphy is all to well familiar with the strong-holds that hold both adults and youth captive and can prevent them from finding their God-given purpose and reaching their true potential. Believing that she did not have to be shaped by her thoughts or circumstances, Murphy decided to dedicate her life, gifts and talents to ministry while inspiring others and helping them come into their purpose.

In 2008, Murphy completed her first women\'s triathlons. It was this experience that propelled her to reach beyond the barriers in her mind and fulfill her potential. She has also had the opportunity to dive into acting, with Oscar winner Hillary Swank as well as audition for other significant roles. Her dance ministry was relaunched win she had the opportunity to dance at the 2011 Alive Dance Conference at The Potters House of Dallas under the great Bishop T. D. Jakes. Her gift of dance was re-ignited during this amazing experience.

She has always been a profound speaker, traveling with Fred Pryor seminars conducting over 30 seminars for corporate employees. She has also been requested to speak at various events for young women and youth. Bridgette is currently enrolled at The Potters House School of Ministry under Bishop T.D. Jakes and will be ordained a minister in June 2012.

Bridgette resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex where she enjoys reading, writing, dancing, shopping, blogging and relaxing with friends and family. Check her out on the web at