When you get right down to it, it’s pretty easy to brew up a good batch of anger issues. Right? Yeah, pretty much anyone can do it. With one arm tied behind ’em. And since that’s true, think about honeybees.
“Huh? Honeybees and anger issues?”
Honeybees build waxy honeycombs. And that’s where they store their larvae and the nectar they gather from flowers. Honeycomb cells are designed so that two opposing honeycomb layers nest into each other. And each facet of the closed ends is shared by opposing cells. Individual cells don’t show that geometric perfection. So, in other words, the honeycomb needs all the parts to provide the sweet and delicious honey.
Are you with me? Or do I still seem crazy for connecting honeybees with anger issues?
The Bible says “Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones”.
A honeycomb needs all its parts to provide that sweet, yummy honey. And humans need pleasant words. Because no one can live a full and happy life without them. God says they’re “health to the bones.” So, my guess is they must be health to your bones. And mine.
But here’s the problem. Or at least the start of it.
No one is born with a natural immunity to anger.
So, you gotta be fortified. And I mean with something stronger and better than your “self.” For Christians, fortification is easier. Because we know we have the Word of God (And if you don’t already have that assurance, I recommend you look into it). It’s literally health to your bones. Because it’s the Bread of Life and the Living Water your soul and spirit can drink and eat from forever.
But for someone who doesn’t believe in the Creator God, it’s not easy.
Think about how often you’ve “flown off the handle.” Or how about all the times you “pitched a fit.” Or maybe you just “lashed out” at someone because they didn’t understand your valuable, relevant, and most important needs.
When that happened, did you say something hurtful or cruel? Did you slam your fist down on a table or against a wall? And did you make demands? Sure, they seemed reasonable in your mind. But to the other person…not so much.
I could spell out some descriptions. But I bet you know what a face full of anger issues looks like.
So, consider this. When you’re angry and you make your “important demands,” don’t be surprised if you only get negative results. But what if you paused before you spoke? And what if you thought, “Hmm…would what I’m about to say be something I’d like to hear them say to me?”
You’ll know what the answer is whether or not you’d care to admit it. So, if what you would say wouldn’t be something you’d want said to you, then don’t say it. Consider using pleasant words instead. Crazy talk, I know, but it literally couldn’t hurt to try. Or, at the very least, remember the old saying…
“If you can’t say anything good, don’t say anything at all”.
I want you and yours to be healthy, happy, and live forever in Heaven. So, I encourage you to search the Bible for answers. To anger issues and basically all others. Your bones and loved ones will be glad you did.
Spoon-feed the apathy and watch it grow
Into the cold hard truth,
And if you never care, then you will never know…
It’s such a cold hard truth.
(lyrics from the song: Cold Hard Truth)
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