It’s that cringe feeling of knowing that you allowed an issue to take that much control of you. It’s knowing that you lost sight of who you were and more importantly, “Who’s” you were.
There isn’t a person with a pulse who doesn’t get angry. We all have seasons where people and events push us into irritation and annoyance. However, I know in my own life that sometimes, my episodes of anger can become counterproductive.
I recall a time in my own life when my anger affected my preaching and even my parenting. I was distant, short, irritable, and, unfortunately, mean. In the aftermath, I have to admit that I feel great shame for this season. Granted, I’m not there much; however, you don’t have to be there much to know what I mean.
It’s that cringe feeling of knowing that you allowed an issue to take that much control of you. It’s the reality of knowing that you lost sight of who you were and, more importantly, “Who’s” you were.
The Bible tells us in James 1:20, “Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires.”(NLT) I know, I know. We are all too familiar with the separation of anger and sin in Ephesians 4:26, and I know that passion in and of itself isn't sinning. However, we can’t miss that God is on to something powerful and essential in James 1.
Hate it or love it, being human means that in my anger, I am far more prone to doing wrong than right. So, therefore, I think the thing that we need more than anything is a strategy for dealing with anger. In other words, how can I become more intentional about dealing with my passion before allowing my anger to deal with me?
Today, I’d like to share three angles for approaching anger!
So, what do you think? Was this helpful? What did I miss? How are you struggling with anger? Do you disagree with any of the points above? Which point registered with you the most? Let me know in the comments below. Subscribe to the blog, and as always, thanks for your support.
Kevin D. Jones, Sr.
Kevin D. Jones, Sr.
Believer - Leader - Flawed