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Sep 07
2020

Cost of Loosing Our Temper

Posted by: Steve Marr

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At times, like many of us, I have lost my temper never with a good result. King David taught “Refrain from anger and turn from wrath do not fret—it leads only to evil”. (Psalm 37:8 NIV)

Often, the results of our expressed anger are not immediate, other times with  immediate serious consequences. Novak Djokovic was favored to win the U.S. Open this weekend. But became angry after losing a game. In an act frustration he smacked the ball very strongly backwards, without looking, striking a referee in the throat.

 

Fortunately the referee wasn’t seriously injured. However Djokovic was disqualified from the match, fined $250,000 in winnings already earned from the tournament and may be subject to additional fines.

Djokovic has issued a sincere apology and clearly there was no intent to cause any injury or discomfort. However this is an example of what may happen when we lash out in anger.

All of us, including myself, need to learn from this experience and endeavor to allow the Lord to remove all anger from our being.

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