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Hey, thanks for stopping by again this week! I appreciate each and every one of you who comes by to read the blog. Thanks! It’s Freedom Friday again–and that means it’s time to share. The rules are simple: we share where we’ve achieved some freedom, or where we still need to get freedom. Has the Lord helped you get free from something? Share that. Are you struggling to get free from something? Share that.
This is a safe place. We’re not here to judge each other, ok? The only rule I have is don’t be rude to your fellow-commenters. I will delete what I deem to be mean comments. Fair enough, right?
As has been my practice, I’ll go first: I need freedom from an unhealthy anger. There is someone close to me that, with certain interactions, I’m left feeling powerless, and I lash out. But not at this person–no, I take it out on others close to me. I’m angry with myself for doing this–which just makes me angrier, and more frustrated. I’ve tried having conversations with this particular person, but to hear them tell it I’m the problem. Even when I go out of my way to be nice, my motives are questioned. I often feel like I’m not good enough. It just hurts. I’m not here asking for answers, but just to confess. I’m open to suggestions, of course, but mostly just covet your prayers. This particular relationship is proving to be a tough nut to crack, as this is a person I care deeply about. Let’s just say that I’m not willing to walk away, ok? (In the interests of being fair, I have to confess that I have hurt this other party in innumerable ways over the years. So if there is a lack of trust with regards to my current motives, much of that can be laid squarely at my feet. As I hope has been evident here, I’m no angel).
Do any of you ever feel this way? Are you angry? Do you have difficult relationships that you’re not sure what to do about? Please post in the comments.