THE POSITIVE FORCE OF INSULTS, ANGER AND IRRITATION.
People who are insulted by ungodliness are those who eventually change their nations. These are the people that make a difference in their world. Somehow God has a way of using insults to build something constructive. God has a way of having his own way with our anger.
Malala Yousafzai would not sit down and watch how the Pakistani radical Muslims deprived girls the right to formal education. For years, the Taliban blew up schools, where girls studied almost on a daily basis.
Despite her tender age, Malala would not compromise with her conscience. She started her campaign against the almighty Taliban at the age of 11. She was frustrated and converted it into action. She started a movement whereby she began to speak for the rights of girls to go to school.
When the Taliban announced that from the 15th of January 2009, no girl would be allowed to go to school in her Swat Valley part of Pakistan, she got so irritated and angry that she defied the ban and boldly declared “they cannot stop me…our challenge to the world around us is: save our school, save our Pakistan, save our Swat.”
The force of Malala’s passion was just too much for the might of the Taliban. Her defiance, her doggedness and her persistence made them to organize an attempt on her life in the year 2012. Luckily for her she survived. Today the example of Malala has become a wonderful story of inspiration to people worldwide, of how we should never be indifferent to the wrongs in our society.
To some extent it’s almost blasphemous to think that insult, anger and irritation could be a positive force. Yet, history has taught us that the different sentiments, feelings and reactions we sometimes have could be used to achieve the best results. Our passion, even our insult could be turned into a blessing. Our anger could become a force of deliverance. In most cases, people who don’t feel insulted by the ungodliness and injustice around them do not mostly do something about them.
It is those people who feel insulted and angered by the injustices around, that eventually end up doing something about them. Those people who don’t feel that kind of sentiment, insult and anger become complacent, indifferent and sometimes aloof from the realities of their days.
To be continued tomorrow with the following points:
- An English politician and philanthropist who changed the world
- Using your frustration for good
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION
By Pastor Sunday Adelaja.