Wednesday, 25 May 2022

My Resolutions: Resolution Fifteen.

Resolution Fifteen: Resolved: Never to suffer the least motions of anger to irrational beings.” ― Jonathan Edwards.


Scriptures:

“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also. And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away.” ― Matthew 5:38-42, NKJV.

“Do not hasten in your spirit to be angry, for anger rests in the bosom of fools.” ― Ecclesiastes 7:9, NKJV.


My Resolution:

“Resolved: Never to be controlled by the action or inaction of another. To hold myself accountable at all times and in all situations for my actions and inaction irrespective of the provocation, or the lack thereof. I will always be guided by my beliefs and values.” ― St. Akin de Sage.

Now, this one is a rather challenging one for me. Why? I am a very emotional person, and I wear my feelings. What you see is what you get. If I like you, you will see it. If I don't like you, you'll see it. I am who I am. I am not who I am not. Those who know me, know that much. 

I love everybody and everyone. I want the best for everybody, but I don't necessarily like everybody. I am a person. I have my beliefs and values. And, not everyone measures up. Can you handle that? Sorry, if you can't. It is what it is. Take it or leave it.

So, why should I not allow the motions of anger to control me? Pretty simple. I become a slave to that which I allow to control me. And, I have been a victim of this in the past. Those who know me well enough, know how to push my buttons, and they succeeded. They understand there are no shades of gray with me.

I am a white and black person. I don't easily get upset, but I sure have a boiling point, just like everyone else. Sorry to say, but a whole lot of people have found that high boiling point because in their foolishness they kept pushing. Yet, heaven holds me responsible for my actions, even at my boiling point.

Knowing what I know, and being one who is subdued to the constitution of the Kingdom, this is my resolve. So, help me, God.

St. Akin de Sage.


Link to Series:
My Resolutions: Resolution Fourteen.

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