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Written by Pastor Craig Etheredge  |  Found in: Morning Thrive

“Vulnerable Anger”

Hey everybody! We’ve been talking about anger and how we deal with our anger. You may be particularly susceptible to anger right now. Did you know that there are all kinds of reasons why we might get angry or may be susceptible to an explosion or angry outburst? Let me give you a couple of them, and you can check to see if any of them fit you, alright? Number one is when you are down physically. When you are worn down physically, if you’re tired, if you’re under stress, if you’ve been up late at night, very often you will have a short fuse and be susceptible to an anger outburst. Here’s another one, when you have bottled up frustration. If you are just bottling things up at the office and it’s just building and building, and you’re not venting it in a healthy way, listen, at some point you’re going to blow! You’re just going to go! Because you’re just bottling that up, you need to vent that out before you have an explosion. The number three way that you’re vulnerable is if you have a pattern of anger. If you can look back on your life and go man, I’m always having these anger outbursts. I always deal with them by exploding, I did it as a kid, I did that growing up and my parents did that. Listen, that’s not an excuse, that’s just being aware of your vulnerability to anger. And then here’s the last one, if you have a hurt. You know I’ve found that people that are emotionally depleted, they have a hurt or a disappointment or a grief, or adeep pain, that many times that will overflow into anger in their life. Do you have any of these things? Are you vulnerable to anger? If so, why don’t you just turn off this tape off and say "hey, Lord, show me these areas and change me," alright? He will do it.


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Pastor Craig Etheredge

Senior Pastor