I’ve recently run across more and more angry people. People that on the outside you wouldn’t think struggle with it. Our society is trying deal with an increasing level of domestic violence. I have a history of anger that kind of ambushed me. There were times when I would be going along just fine and then BAM! Someone would do or say something that would trigger an angry outburst. After I settled down I asked myself, “Where did that come from?” Years later, I’ve learned where it came from and how to deal with it so it doesn’t control my life and motivate me to do things I will regret later. Here’s what I’ve learned.
I was a born procrastinator. I am not wired as an “alpha type A go get ‘em type.” In school, my grades reflected my laziness. I have been on academic probation at two universities. However, when I began walking with God, He gave me direction and purpose. This translated into actions my day to day life.
I recently met with twenty-two-year-old Jordan to coach him in some life decisions. He had found himself in a pit through the accumulation of his decisions over the last five years of his life. Jordan is a healthy, bright, talented, and hard-working young man.