Anger & Change……
I want to start by saying a simple sentence and I want you to remember it every time you are angry about any situation…..
“Anger is the last emotion we feel right before change happens” – Kevin Talley
Now there is a reason I want you to remember this. When we go through ANY situation in life where anger arises, this is a signal for you to change it. Examples could be: leaving a job, ending a relationship, trouble within the family. YOU have every right to be happy. BUT, it’s up to you to make that situation into a happy one. If you decide to keep on holding onto the bitterness, the sadness, the resentment, and yes… the anger. Then we are fighting against what God has planned for us. This is where the whole “free will” comes in. If you are in a canoe and padding upstream, you might never see the end of the river and you will use lots’ of vital energy trying to get there. The same thing goes for what you have going on around you at this very moment.
I am no different. I have to learn to “practice what I preach” all the time. We all have human emotions that we have to sort through, trying to make sense of things. But what if you didn’t have to “make sense of things? What if you just…. let go? “Let go and let God.” You may have heard of this term before, but have you used it?
Anger is a human emotion… period. This means you need to look around at what needs to be changed. and lets’ face it, we usually already know what needs to be changed. It is the security of our current circumstance that gives us comfort even when it is that very comfort that is hurting us. There is no catch 22 here. There is just one decision that has to be made. “Do I go on living with anger and resentment, or do I move on with the flow of life?”
I just went through something in my life where I have known for several months that I needed to change, but I too was reluctant to do so. So I have been going through the “anger” stage of my situation, realizing NOW I need to change it and turn it around.
“I choose to be happy” “I choose to follow the path that God wants for me” “I have made my decision to change my anger into happiness.”
Why are you angry? What can you do to change it? Again, the answer is always right in front of us, jumping up and down with signal lights and red flares. But we choose to ignore it. Its’ totally up to you and how the outcome turns out. Choose Happiness. !!!
aka- Tall Guy With The Camera