25 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. 26 “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold. 28 Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.
29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. (Ephesians 4:25-32, New International Version)
I am amazed it hasn’t happened already. In the last two weeks I have been inside almost all the time, inside the house, inside the car, inside the church, inside my mother’s house. I know, I know. There are others who have been inside even more thank I have as they have not left their house.
I was talking to someone the other day who told me it is not at all uncommon for the person to not leave the house for two or three days at a time. First of all, that person is an introvert. Second, the person went on to say, “Now that I have to stay home, I want to go everywhere.” In times like these we can all get pretty frustrated.
I get it. It isn’t an uncommon thing for me to stay home for one day, maybe two. I am not an introvert, I feed on contact with other people. I want to be around other people. I need to be around other people. I can make it for a day or two but right now I feel totally drained. To add to that, I am so frustrated with my self and with computers it is ridiculous. I am frustrated with myself because I went off and left several things at home and now I am paying the price. Most importantly, I left the power cord for my computer at home. I have done things on my phone and on my tablet in an effort to nurse the battery for things I had to do on the laptop. It is dead. And now I need it. There is information on it that exists no where else on the planet. It will be locked there until I get home. GRRRRR!!!!!! Why Keith did you leave something as important as the power cord at home?
I had decided I would write this blog post as a tutorial on tying a snake knot cross. I tied one and patiently took all the pictures with my phone. When I finished, I can’t get the pics off of my phone and onto my mom’s P.C. I can’t seem to get them to play together. I have had password issues. The evil person that decided we needed a different complex password for every program, website, computer and more has lost their mind. We aren’t supposed to write them down. I can’t remember all those passwords. I know the computer is supposed to remember them for you. And, on my computer, most of the time it does, but when, like right now, I am somewhere else, this computer does not know my passwords. I have discovered that when I need to submit a password on an app, it is time to change it. It has to be because I can’t remember. So I go through all the finger gymnastics to create a new password I still won’t remember.
So I can’t get my pics off my phone I moved from a how-to post to one about anger. They don’t quite seem to fit together. Neither does unresolved anger and good health, relationships, or a life in faith.
This post is a personal therapy post. It is my effort to do what Paul says in our lesson, to not let the sunset on my anger and to get rid of it. While a blog post is not always a way to get rid of my anger, it can be therapeutic. To write, something I enjoy, about subjects I enjoy, it is pretty difficult to stay mad for very long.
OK, rant over. Time to get on with my evening.
I hope yours is blessed too.
Seeking the Genuine,
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