PLEASE DON’T WASTE YOUR ANGER ANYMORE, CONVERT IT!
…Too many people simply vent their emotions about the things that are wrong in their society. They whine, curse and complain, yet do nothing constructive to fix the situation. The point I am making in this article is that your frustrations are not by accident. They are permitted to swell up in you so that they could be used to better the lives of the people around you and the society in general.
Nelson Mandela has become a house hold name all around the word. What makes him such a global hero? It is insult!
Living in an Apartheid South Africa, Mandela could not but feel insulted. Instead of just voicing out his frustration and anger, he built a system of response by which what frustrated him could be addressed. He dreamt of seeing a democratic South Africa. For that his wish, he served 27 years in prison, but because he was ready to do that he became the first black President of an independent South Africa.
Yes frustrations do come. Irritations will surely attack you, insults would be hauled at you. It is your response that makes the difference. A constructive response will bring about change now and for eternity. Just an emotional response of sentiments lead to tiredness and weariness. Nelson Mandela’s life is worthy of emulation.
Some people live in the society and pay little or no attention to the social ills of their nation. They are not irritated by them, they are not angered by them, and they are not even frustrated by them. They simply go about their daily activities, oblivious of the social realities of their surroundings. Meanwhile, some other people might be concerned about the social malfunctions of their city. They talk about it all the time, they express their anger and their frustrations. What will help however is when these sentiments are gathered together and turned into a voice of reformation. Please don’t waste your anger anymore, convert it!
You don’t need to throw away your frustration in the air again, invest it! Stop driving yourself crazy by your sentiments, change something through them. That is how great personalities of history were born.
“The purpose of life is not to be happy — but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.” – Leo Rosten
To be continued tomorrow with the following points:
- The kind of attitude that brings lasting solutions.
- Life questions that could help you find what you are frustrated at.
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION
By Pastor Sunday Adelaja.