When you get right down to it, it’s pretty easy to get mad at someone. Right? And I mean anyone. No one is born with a natural immunity to anger. So, each person needs to be fortified with something stronger and better than “self”. For Christians this 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.
Think about how often you’ve “flown off the handle” or “pitched a fit” or simply “lashed out” at someone because they just didn’t understand your valuable, relevant, and most important needs.
You may have said something hurtful or cruel. You may have slammed your fist down on a table or against a wall. You may have made demands, reasonable in your mind, but unreasonable to the other person. I could go on with descriptions, but I feel sure you know what the face of anger looks like.
If you currently find yourself dealing with consistent and nagging anger issues, I suggest you consider honeybees.
“Huh?” you ask.
Bear with me a minute…
Honeybees create waxy honeycombs where they store their larvae and the the nectar they gather from flowers. The shape of the honeycomb cells is such that two opposing honeycomb layers nest into each other, with each facet of the closed ends being shared by opposing cells. Individual cells don’t show this geometric perfection. So, in other words, the honeycomb needs all the parts to provide the sweet and delicious honey.
The Bible says “Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones“. Just like a honeycomb needs all its parts to provide the sweet honey, we humans need pleasant words. No one is able to live a full and happy life without them. God says they’re “health to the bones”…so they must be pretty important.
Consider this…when you, in your anger, make demands you feel are so vitally important, you only create and receive negative results. How about if you pause before you speak to think “Hmm…would what I’m about to say be something I’d like to hear spoken to me?”
You’ll know what the answer is whether or not you’d care to admit it. And if what you would say wouldn’t be something you’d want said to you, then don’t say it. Consider an alternative of pleasant words. Like the old saying goes…
“If you can’t say anything good…don’t say anything at all”.
I want you and yours to be healthy, happy, and growing toward an everlasting life in Heaven. My suggestion is always to search the Bible for answers. They’re in there, and they’re health to your bones.