I’m so angry right now that I could scream. Yes it’s a cliche, but I don’t care. It’s accurate. And I don’t want to yell nice words either! I want to yell bad words. Words that would make my mom want to put me, a 26-year-old man, over her knee for a woopin’.
It’s amazing how powerful and energizing anger is. It’s almost overpowering. Like drinking eight cups of coffee and trying to sit still without talking. It’s like the energy needs to come out in some way, some very bad way.
It’s also amazing how anger causes me to struggle in other ways. Have you ever noticed how when you’re angry, you’re more apt to struggle with things you don’t normally struggle with? When I’m angry, I struggle with lust, greed, discontentment, and hatred. And then I get angry with myself for struggling. Anger begets anger.
Anger also causes me to gossip and say bad things about other people. It causes me to look at others differently. Good friends become enemies. Strangers become jerks. And the people I care about most, my family, become an inconvenient nuisance.
Anger is powerful, and it’s easy to let it control my day. But anger doesn’t have to win!
Life is SO much better…when we control anger (instead of letting it control us).
How do you deal with anger? Comment below and continue the discussion…