“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.” James 1:19-20
Let’s just say that I did not practice this at all yesterday! I felt so beaten down and so emotionally destroyed that I was not practicing anything that I have been blogging about! I allowed my anger to get the best of me, but I guess that is a part of the process. Because throughout this whole thing I have not allowed myself to be truly angry. Thank goodness it is out of the way now!
Anger is draining! And my entire day yesterday was terrible. I stayed on the verge of tears, I secluded myself from people, I was in all senses of the word a mess. And I did not like that feeling. How ashamed I was when I had to answer for my actions. But God is merciful!
Though it is okay to be upset, to be angry, to be hurt, we cannot allow those emotions to consume us. And that is what happened to me. I allowed the devil to stand at my right side all day yesterday, while God was trailing behind me trying to get my attention. I felt as if all the progress, all the growth was just fading away. And I was sad more-so than anything. But I cannot control the actions or the words or others, I can only control my reaction and how I allow it to effect me. That process of anger was necessary. Now the process of moving passed it is imperative.
Psalm 30:4-5 states
“Sing praise to the Lord, you saints of His,
And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.
For His anger is but for a moment,
His favor is for life;
Weeping may endure for a night,
But joy comes in the morning.“
And joy definitely returned this morning! Happy Friday everyone!
“I want a life of positive dramatics! But I must stop myself from stumbling over the inconsequential matters.” -STW