Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Day 392 ~ I Am Second Challenge Day 14 of 22

This is Day 14 of my challenge... {and} my fourteenth video...

... Brian Sumner... moved to the states from Liverpool, England to pursue his skateboarding career.  Besides skateboarding, Brian experienced much in a short amount of time, including marriage and then promptly thereafter a baby.  With changes, came struggles, came anger, came fights... then came Christ.  

Brian Sumner: I am Second

I can totally relate to Brian... anger.  The more you wonder "why me?"  The more you fight to process something you've never experienced before... the more you are consumed... with anger.

In my case... I guess all my hurt morphed itself into anger.  Sure it doesn't help that I am also... okay I'll say it... in perimenopause... are you happy I said it?  lol... 

All I can say that after so many years of fighting... so many years of defending yourself... so many years of being crapped many years of being bullied...  well... it gets to you.

I personally am tired of the feeling.  No.  I am not constantly angry... but catch me at the right time, and then pressure me, as well as upset me... well there's no telling what will come out of my mouth!

All I'm saying is that I need to take a deep breath, process everything and leave it to God.  What other choice do I have?  It's not like it's been working the way I've been handling it. lol.

Yes... leave it to God... because He is first... and I am second.

We are Second when we put Jesus First. Seconds are bold to lift up Jesus and tell others. Are you ready to become a stronger Second?

I challenge YOU to take the I Am Second [22] Day Challenge... Can you spare maybe fifteen minutes in a day?
Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?”  Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.  ~Matthew 18:21-22 (NIV)

[here's to you finding your... ]


... for a, l & c.  You are my sunshine(s).  

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Anonymous said...

Another blessed post! Anger is something else, it can tear you up inside if you stay there. Thanks for this!

Karen Dawkins said...

When we forgive others, the stranglehold of anger is broken. I hope that as you continue on your journey, your ability to forgive keeps growing. Let go and let God, hard but true.


Shannon Milholland said...

Anger can be so destructive. I agree with Karen - forgiveness is the key.

April said...

I've dealt with alot of anger too over the years. It is destructive and it can make you sick...much like depression. I've learned (slowly) to forgive and leave it to God. You forgive for yourself, not the other person.

Have a great weekend!

leigh said...

Great post. Very truthful - anger i so easy to submit to but you have to give it up to the Lord. Surrender as you say. Meditation has helped me deal with my anger :)