If you are not yet angry, then when will you be?
I got angry yesterday. Really angry. I got angry with myself. I had been unconsciously permitting many things in my life because I didn't get angry about it. Yes there are some things in my life that I would like to change. Yes I am not really okay with some things. But what have I been doing about it? Nothing! Absolutely nothing! All the uncomfortability I was feeling was only in my head.
Amidst many things I heard yesterday, this man’s speech struck me the most. Unfortunately he has been late since 2020, so I cannot look for him anymore but that’s not where I am going to. That speech was as though it was recorded for me. He said:
Anger is a gift of God but many of us make use of it the wrong way. We get angry about the wrong things.
Anything you are not angry with, you permit.
You still don't get it do you? How I wish I could share the video with you.
But what he is trying to say here is that instead of getting angry with people who don't do things the way you expect them to, why not get angry with those situations in your life that have refused to change for years now?
Why aren't angry with that situation you aren't happy about?
Perhaps you're not yet rich.
Perhaps you always procrastinate.
Perhaps you feel you are too lazy.
Perhaps you have not been spending wisely.
Perhaps there's a bad attitude you know you need to work on.
Perhaps there are many other bad things about yourself that you cannot share with anyone.
Why haven't you been doing anything about it since you know it’s not good and it’s not supposed to be there? It’s because you are not yet angry with it.
GET ANGRY WITH YOURSELF!
Your anger will spur you to work!
Stay true to your personal anger,