Boy, life can sure can deal some blows, can’t it? But so many of them could be avoided if people just accepted the responsibility that is theirs in a situation .
I’m mad today. Mad that people can’t see what’s right in front of them. Mad that I can’t grab them by the throat and tell them to grow up. I wish someone had done that to me on occasion. Whether it would’ve worked, I don’t know but at least I would’ve been aware that someone had a different view. The words would have been stored somewhere in my mind not to be totally ignored.
So if you’re mad today because people you love are sabotaging their own lives, know that you have company. I wish I had some good advice to offer you but I’m fresh out. If you’re a Christian, this is where your “praying rubber” meets the road. It’s where you dig a trench and refuse to be moved, believing that God sees, knows, and can work miracles.
While God sees, knows, and can work miracles, people have to cooperate. We should always be aware they may choose not to but God will still be working in our lives anyway. So don’t give up. Get mad enough to give you the energy you need. Not the kind of mad that’s counter productive but the kind that prevents you from giving up. (Remember, anger (like all emotions) isn’t a sin unless it leads to sinful thoughts, words, or actions.)