Many times on my fatherless journey I had uncontrolled anger. Much was due in part to the lack of male guidance on my temper, and other times it had to do with the bitterness of being fatherless. I am embarrassed to talk about this now, but I would start fights with peers at the drop of a hat, disrespect authority, yell at my mom and other family members, and much more. At times I was an angry, bitter young man. Then there was one night when I was in youth group in junior high and our assistant pastor (now my father-in-law) was speaking and his message was on anger. He showed us that even just being angry is sin and he challeged us to control our anger. Suddenly the conviction came upon me. I knew that hatred and bitterness were wrong, but now I could not even be angry. From that day forward I began to work on my anger and my life became much easier without fighting, yelling, and ill feelings. Now do not get me wrong, I was not perfect, but through God's help even until today there has been much change in this area. I challenge you today to strive to be a loving individual despite your situation.
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