Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Proverbs 15:1

A gentle answer turns away wrath but a harsh word stirs up anger.

This photo kind of reminds me of myself.
I am a laid back person for the most part.
Calm. Easy going. 
But do you know what this is a photo of?
No, not a mountain. 
A volcano.

Sometimes some people just irritate me.
And annoy me.
And I just don't get why they have to be so stupid.
(Sorry to be blunt and say that but I am trying to be honest about what goes through my far from perfect little mind.)
And I just get fed up!
I bet you can guess what happens next.

Have you ever thought about a volcano erupting? 
It has this huge outburst, and then all that hot lava flows out, 
forming a river that flows down the mountain.

And then what?

Having an outburst of anger does the exact same thing. 
I am afraid that this is one of my faults, so I know.
I just blow up, and then it seems like that blow up causes one thing to happen and then another thing to happen.
Next thing you know, I am up over my head in a mess of my own making.
Just like the flow of volcanic fluid.

Then, when I get done saying my piece and stomp off mad,
 whoever I took it out on is left standing in my mess.

Some witness I was there, huh?

So, am I the only one that struggles with this?



Belinda said...

I have to say this is not something I have a problem with. Oh, now and then I might have lost my temper with my children when they were growing up, but as an adult, dealing with adults, I usually keep pretty quiet when I'm upset. I don't normally get mad until much later. Then throwing a fit or raging doesn't seem to be worth the energy.

That is not to say I don't do the "angry and sin" thing. I'm sure I do, I just don't blow up with it.

Snoodles said...

This is not really a big problem for me....I'm pretty mellow most of the time, and it takes a while for me to "come to a boil" and let off steam. I do know people that struggle with it, though. It's easy to say hurtful things when you don't really mean them....then you have to pick up the pieces and put everything all back together - hard, hard to do, many times. I am grateful to God for giving me the personality He did, for I believe I would have had a hard time homeschooling, etc if I were put together differently!