People today are so angry. Someone cuts you off in traffic, your child messes up in school, your boss upsets you at work, the waiter messes up your order, you and a friend disagree on a topic........... These are things that occur. It's life. You should not let small things of this nature upset your entire day and destroy relationships. Proverbs 14:29 says "He who is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he who is hasty of spirit exalts folly." Words are powerful. During a fit of rage anger consumes you. Words are spoken that can't be taken back, fights erupt, and lives are destroyed. There is so much violence and murder in the world today. Anger can result in death.
I am so glad God delivered me. There is still much need for improvement. However, I remember many days of arguing and acting a fool. Not to mention if I had consumed alcohol. I was a mess. Many days I have done things that I would later regret. Only if I had control of my anger, I would not have responded the way that I had.
I look at the world today. I am the parent of a male child who is 17. We are African Americans. We live in Orlando. I feel so sad and frightened by the things I see in the world today. Especially things regarding the death of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman, the murderer, acted in a fit of rage and a young man's life was taken. He has to now regret his actions. He killed an innocent young man. I wonder if African Americans will demand justice for the many lives lost daily. When the thugs, gangbangers, and drug dealers are out on the block and babies, teens, young adults, adults, and senior citizens are getting shot, they are silent. There is a law on the street that says "you don't snitch". It is horrid what they did to Trayvon. It is horrid that the police shoot first and ask questions later. Demand justice for Trayvon Martin. But also demand justice and peace in your homes, schools, neighborhoods, and communities. Quit hating one another but unite in love and stand for righteousness. Grow in God, plead the blood of Jesus, repent! Don't put faith in men. Quit relying on politicians, pastors, and the media to save you. Have faith in God your Father. Be slow to anger. Trust in God and be obedient. Just try this, please just try this. Vengeance is the Lord's. He will repay.