ANGER: Allowing one’s self to become angry is a dead-end street; sustained anger; well, that would be a sure suicide….especially from a corporate standpoint. Anger will, literally, make one sick…and for some…very sick.
I don’t have much experience on the matter, rather, observing others who allow anger to overwhelm them. Sustained anger is not an option for me; I don’t allow it to happen. It’s funny, though, as just in the last several days…my anger level has surely been TESTED.
OK…who am I kidding? I’m as mad as he-double-tooth-picks. Or, at least I was…earlier. While it is TRUE, I seldom let the “anger” guy take hold of me,,. But, on occasion …I do, and I have.
I get angry, but I don’t allow it to take-over my well-being. Ephesians 4:26-27 says…”In your anger do not sin. Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.”
Both Leaders and Managers who display “on-going” anger are flirting with failure. …as it will catch-up with them, and their career. People, and Leaders too, who feed on ANGER, always pay a price for it. Usually, that type of “angry person” has a frustrating home-life, as well. And for some, even their spiritual life will take a “nose-dive” if they allow ANGER to persist…. Or overwhelm them.
Unfortunately…there are those who even get angry with God. These types of events almost always surround some sort of catastrophe. I have a friend who lost his son to cancer when he was just a 24-year-old medical student. Throughout his entire sickness… my friend praised God and was sure God would spare his son. After he died…both my friend and his wife became avid Atheists. They went from 30 years of being Sunday School Leaders, many Missionary trips, and held multiple Church leadership positions …to avid Atheists.
People who have “lost their faith,” will only find it…again, when they put other’s first, ahead of themselves. Also, it will take a “special intersession” by Jesus Christ for them to return. Man… alone…cannot do it…alone.
The strongest stream of grace is found among the assembled church… not when you are pondering faith issues by yourself…alone. If you truly want your faith back… then, you must get into the stream of grace and see if God returns you to faith.
Faith is a decision to respond to God’s grace.
It is a decision to not resist grace. It is a decision to attend God’s “means of grace” and let God grant you again …the gift of faith. It happens all the time…and it can happen to you, to me, or to anyone…by the Grace of God.
“Jeremiah 33:6 – I will bring you health and cure, and I will cure you, and will reveal unto you the abundance of peace and truth.”