August 21, 2014
Why do young boys…? Part III
This is the last of my series asking and through the Word of God attempting to answer from a Spiritual Point of View the question being, “Why Do Young Boys Grow Up to be Dangerous Men?” Each Sunday, before I preach my scripture text, the entire church reads with me aloud together from 2 Timothy 3:16-17, “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching the truth, rebuking error, correcting faults, and giving instruction for right living, so that the person who serves God may be fully qualified and equipped to do the right thing.” When talking about dangerous men or women, boys or girls, the solution applies to each of us to have in the mist of our anger a positive outcome not a negative one. This is why the Word of God says, “Let Not Your Anger lead you to SIN. I’ve said this before and I’m going to say it again being, “Don’t do something permanently stupid because you’re temporally upset.” Ooowee! Write this down. That’s why love never has to say you’re sorry because, when you love somebody, you think before you open your mouth. But we’re talking about the question, “Why Do Young Boys Grow Up to be Dangerous Men.” DANGEROUS… Meaning a threat, harm, an issue, a problem. Okay, before I go to the Word of God, let’s go from male hood, boyhood to manhood. This same process goes with the females as well. If a male is angry and the anger is not addressed, that anger will transition into boyhood and into manhood. Anger must be addressed and the younger the individual is the quicker it should be addressed. As a pastor, when I get angry, I quickly process it, think about it, pray about it and work it out by dealing with it and not letting that anger get me into trouble. Matthew 5:23 states, “So if you about to offer your gift to God at the altar and there remember that your brother have something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar and go at once and make peace with your brother, and then come back and offer your gift to God.” Power Point #1. Many of the young males and young boys I deal with on a daily basis are ANGRY and have a right to be angry because they don’t have a father active in their life. Many others are angry at their father from the way he has done their mother and many others don’t even know their father. One of the solutions is that many of these young males must connect with their father, vent or whatever and go from there. Many others have to also accept the fact that the negative experiences from their father should make them better and not bitter. Sometimes instead of managing anger one needs to eliminate it. Somebody say Amen! And fathers must get real with self and take responsibility as a MAN to connect with their children even if they are no longer together. Also adult parents must keep the children out of adult business. Anger is common and can be positive if one knows how to process it and hopefully eliminate it. From the time I get up in the morning till I gladly jump in bed at night I on purpose manage all anger situations by eliminating it. I do all I can to avoid people, places and things that might bring this Bishop out of my hook-up. Amen! I also tell myself that peace is not the absence of trouble but the presence of Christ. Somebody say Amen! Also holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; YOU are the one who gets burned. Say Amen Somebody! Many of our young Black Males have got burnt receiving a felony out of anger from someone that did something to them. In the Word of God Genesis 4:1-13 it talks about how Cain got angry with his brother Abel and even when God told Cain how to get it right by doing it right, he instead tricked his brother and lead him out to the field and killed his brother. Anger is killing a lot of our young black males and, if one does not deal with anger, it will deal with you.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world; today I am wise, so I am changing myself by “Letting Go of My Anger.”
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