ANGER🤬. I will leave it there, because before I can go further… I want to go back to when I first lost my legs. Two weeks in and feeling frustrated that just simply wanting to leave my room to roam the hospital halls… “Took an act of congress” now. Two therapists, a crane or “Hoyer”, and a wheelchair. It made me extremely angry. Unknowingly, that building of anger really defined me… but in a good way. Hard to see how, right?
You may initially think of anger as a sinful emotion and even feel guilty about feeling angry, but let’s look at anger from another perspective. First off… I can’t find anywhere in the Bible where anger is identified as a sin. The only verse close to saying that is Ephesians 4:26, BUT it tells us that anger can lead to sin if we allow it to control us. Anger, really, is a powerful productive tool as I see now. Well, so long as you’re up for the challenge of correctly managing it.
“Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath,”
When used inappropriately, anger WILL destroy our relationships. When used righteously, anger can be the perfect fuel to elevate past your current situation. Like an athlete that just suffered a loss or when you and I get “sick and tired of being sick and tired”…. God, created us with the capacity to feel anger and convert it in to positive fuel. God created a powerful emotion that can lead us out of our oppression. Why not use it properly towards whatever is keeping us stuck?!
I was stuck in my situation, which lead to recurring pain. A cycle of self pity and building of negative emotions. Being stuck robs you of your success. Break that cycle! Move past the initial pain and hang on to the memory. Use it as momentum to get unstuck! Every time you get lazy… remember… when you get told “no” and want to give up… remember… let that memory, pain, frustration… lead you to think outside of the box and lean on HIS wisdom, words, and works to guide you to the elevated path!