Tonight I attended our Young Adult Group Nite at APC and we talked about anger. What a great topic!! Yeah, I know it doesn’t bring up warm, happy memories, but it is something that we should talk about. So many Christians get frustrated and angry about the most irrelevant things. They exert so much energy over what color the carpet in their church is or what ministries their church does or doesn’t offer and the whole time they don’t even realize that they’ve completely missed the point. Is anger wrong or ungodly? By no means!! God has created us a beings of emotion. We possess every emotion for a reason. Anger isn’t wrong. What’s wrong is the battles we fight with our anger.
How often have we blown up on someone that, in retrospect, was really pointless? We do it all the time. We fight irrelevant battles. God didn’t give us the emotion of anger to throw it at little pet peeves. He have gave us anger to well up passion and fury to advance the kingdom of God. A soldier on the front lines isn’t concerned with the petty aspects of life. They don’t care if they’re having a ‘<a href=”
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Sounds like you guys had an awesome night! Great thoughts…