Proverbs 15:1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger
Anyone who knows me knows that I have a VERY bad temper. I let things get to me more than most people and a lot of times I strike before I think. It has caused so much hurt and hatred in my life that I have a LOT of cleaning up to do. Being angry and hurtful to others isn’t hurting anyone in the end accept ourselves. Others will be hurt and they will eventually move on. But the hurt and anger will never leave you if you allow it to continue to fester. This anger is poison to our bodies physically, mentally and emotionally. It brings out harsh words and lost loves.
In the last few years I have been trying to clean up and change my attitude. I have learned how to think before I speak (in most cases anyway) and I believe it has helped many of my relationships. Last year I went through the Celebrate Recovery books and it helped so very much! Learning how to be me. Learning how to make amends. Learning how to be ok not being the way I was in the past. So many things learned in this group and I HIGHLY recommend it to anyone who wants to go through it to find a way to do so. Unfortunatly our church no longer hosts a group so I am in search of a new one once I get where I can actually go again.
I am not perfect or completely “healed”. In fact the last few days I have felt so much strife and no clue why but I am trying to breath through it and let out the anxiety and hatred so it won’t eat me alive. God doesn’t want us to feel this way. He doesn’t what us to stir up anger in ourselves or in others. He wants us to be gentle and loving. Just as His son was. So if you are struggling with anger and hatred, might I suggest you do everything you can to find out why, make amends where needed, get help for your hurts, habits and hangups and work through it until it will slowly start to disappear. Life is so much more beautiful when this happens. I promise.