"But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me."-II Corinthians 12:9
"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." Ephesians 3:26-27
How do you control the feelings of hatred that working in an unfair situation seems to bring naturally? What do you do to keep from becoming that bitter person that will explode in violence? I think all of us have fantasized about cold cocking our bosses from time to time. But most us are able to leave it at just that, a passing thought and not an obsession.
The one positive result from struggling with hatred is that I come face to face with my own weaknesses. I've spent so many years going to church and playing that image game, of always trying to be a "good witness" to others around me. But at this point in my life, I'm more interested in being real to people around me. Acting like you have it all together does nothing for anyone.
I can't deny my hatred, or it will eat me up inside. To act as if when their condescending memos and yelling and screaming at us never bothers me gives them the ultimate victory. Swallowing my rage, and hurt feelings is never the right thing to do.
The bible never has said you will not be angry. It just said to not let it control you. Don't let the anger become an obsession that leads to evil actions. Whatever the ultimate answers are to controlling my hatred, I know the first step is acknowledging I need the help of a greater force than exists in my conscious mind at this point in time.
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