I get angry with people. I wish it wasn’t true of me but it is. I don’t show it on the outside, it just happens on the inside. It’s a slow burn kind of thing. It’s not the kind of thing that becomes noticeable in a relationship…it’s just simmering under the hood.
Why do I get angry?
Because people let me down. I expect one thing and get something else. They promise to deliver and then they don’t. They commit to excellence and then fail to achieve it. Have you noticed that other people are imperfect? Have you seen their flaws? Have they let you down too?
It literally drives me nuts.
Of course…the bigger problem is that I am acutely aware of my own flaws. I make more mistakes that I think are reasonable. I fail to deliver on too many commitments. Most of the time, I am as angry with myself as I am with others.
The truth is, we are all flawed. We are all broken. We all break our promises. Thank you Heavenly Father for your abundant forgiveness, for none of us can stand before you.
Here’s a fresh thought: Let’s show compassion, mercy, and grace to others when they let us down. We’ll need them to return the favor when it’s our turn.
Thanks for listening.