Monday, October 4, 2010
Counselor: Would anyone like to share how they handled their anger this week?
Grumpy: hmph, I think I did pretty good considering the circumstances. Sneezy, sneezed me out of the house again, so while he was sleeping I duct taped his mouth shut. That'll teach him to share his germs with me.
Counselor: Well....., OK then, Grumpy you need to work on that. Does anyone else have anything to share. Aubrey, how about you? Why don't you share with us? First, tell everyone about yourself.
Me: Uh....um.....OK. Hi my name is Aubrey.
Group: Hi, Aubrey.
Me: I'm here because I'm a pastor's wife with an uncontrollable temper. Today, I blew up at my husband over something really stupid. I yelled at the top of my lungs, said some things I shouldn't have said, and pitched a tantrum like my twelve month old daughter. I'm pretty ashamed. I felt really bad when I read chapter 1 of James. It says that I should be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger. Furthermore, it says that my anger does not benefit God's kingdom.
Counselor: That's terrible. What did you do?
Me: I apologized, but I do this kind of thing all the time. I blow up and then fix it with an apology.
Grumpy: Try duct tape. It always works for me!
Counselor: Grumpy!! Aubrey, sounds like your trying. However, remember the first thing you need to do is give your sin to God. He will help you through your struggles. Second, don't beat up on yourself. We all make mistakes, and God knows this. Your Husband even knows this. That is why he continues to forgive you when you say your sorry. Finally, the third thing you need to know is to never give up. God wants you to keep on trying to control your temper. He knows it's a daily struggle, but He believes in you. He is confident in the fact that you can do all thing through him. Why don't you get alone with God when you get home?
Me: Thanks, I sure will
.............I know that was random, but anger is one of my daily struggles. I'm just glad that God is very quick to forgive. How about you. What are your struggles, and how do you handle them daily?
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