It seemed like everywhere I went something was just rubbing me wrong – do you know what I mean? I thought that I had successfully blown all of these little things. The truth is that I definitely had not and these little things, these little offenses and angers, were still growing inside me. No one really wants to be around a person like that, right?
So, it finally came to a point that I went for a ride by myself. I needed to think. I needed to get to the bottom of what was going on in me. I loudly asked God, “What’s wrong with me?”
Very quickly, God answered me and clearly said, “You have some unforgiveness in your heart.” I thought that God would have some deep spiritual “heavy revvy” for me – ha! I was shocked! I truly thought I was doing pretty well. But, my love walk had been under attack.
So I went from being an angry guy to a repenting guy right there in my car. God was right.
I had been allowing myself to hold on to anger. Even though it wasn’t something I was trying to do on purpose, I realized I had been ignoring His still small voice that had been trying to tell me that for a while. I had allowed myself to fall into that “trap” called anger. There’s a scripture in the Bible that says we can recover ourselves out of the snare (trap) of the devil (2 Timothy 2:26).
So, that’s what I did, and guess what? I’m not angry!
–By Deacon and Children’s Ministry Pastor Joe Kishefsky, Harvest Barn Church