As i was reading my bible, i came to realize how much other people’s negativity rubs off on us. How we can easily let our minds soak in their negative vibes and then go off on a tangent of thinking negative thoughts. Or how about when we hear a song and we are jamming to it but when you really listen to the words and what the artist is communicating, it is all violent messages. Then we go off thinking of situations when someone wronged us and we wish we could’ve popped off on them. Then the domino effect really starts rolling because we then start thinking of how next time the person or anyone else wrongs us we are going to be ready for them. We think we are going to cuss them out and show them who we really are. And as Christians we just love to say, “God is still working on me so don’t try me because i can still turn up.”
Thinking such thoughts is wrong and absolutely sinful. I’m not going to lie and say it is easy to walk away from situations where we feel tried because it is easy going down the road of choosing anger and going off. So many of us are already filled with anger and are just waiting for the right person to piss us off so we can “pop off on folks.”
The great news is that the Bible has answers to all our problems. Colossians 3 tells us to rid ourselves of, “anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from our lips.” Instead we should clothe ourselves with, “compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience,” but above all these virtues TO PUT ON LOVE, for love binds all these together. So remember, though popping off on someone may feel good at the time, it is still sinful and not a good way to handle conflict.