How does anger express itself in your daily life?? Are you the passionate, say-it-as-it-is-type or more the quiet seething type? Do you express your anger differently at work than you do in other contexts such as home and church? What does this say about you/me?
While acknowledging that there is anger that is appropriate (see Ephesians 4:26), Stevens and Ung argue that ‘… most forms of anger residing within us are destructive’ and give plenty of examples of how this ‘soul-sapping struggle‘ impacts in the workplace:
- Getting mad at co-workers
- Humiliating others
- Seething in silence when? someone steals our idea or gets the credit
- Frustrations when our spouse tells us we are working too hard
- General feelings of irritability directed at no one in particular
I loved this insight- “Anger freezes over a warm and generous heart, leaving behind a permafrost of politeness and niceness (punctuated by icicles or resentment and sarcasm).” [Read more…] about Taking Your Soul to Work ? Anger: The burning Desire to Control (Chapter 5)