And it damages our testimony as Christians.
It’s confusing for non-Christians when they see us go to church every Sunday and still remain the same – day in day out. Instead of winning souls we are giving them a detour to the cross. I’m no exception. I have had moments when I’ve asked God “what are you ever going to do with me” when I’m helplessly and constantly making the same mistakes.
The year is halfway gone. I’ve identified one way of making progress in my personal life and Christian walk through tackling these problematic areas – one at a time. For starters, I purpose not to be easily angered – so help me God “because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires” James 1:20.
To me, this comes in various forms and measure – The silent, teary and explosive (with words and actions) kinds of display of anger. There’s the professional one too. This is common between close friends and partners – “I’m not mad but I’ll talk when it’s necessary.” It never works.
Yesterday I was finishing the last episode of survivor series season 34. One contender made a mistake – out of anger – that cost him $1M. Sadly, there are mistakes that cost us things without a price tag on them. Peace, purpose, relationships and opportunities.
“If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.” ~Chinese proverb
For straight out 21 Days I want to document (and share some of) my response to situations that are meant to upset me as I express to God my desire to change in this area. To #21daysofAngerManagement
In the process, I will memorize at least a verse that speaks about anger. This will be my sword in fighting the enemy’s arrows coz I’m pretty sure he’s launched a missile the very moment I published this. Christ On!