Road Ragers And Missing Fingers – Friday

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An angry person starts fights; a hot-tempered person commits all kinds of sin. (Proverbs 29:22)

Anger can be a reality in our lives. There is a term for anger on the road and it’s road rage. Searching the web for Road Rage can give some interesting statistics. It says that when you are on the road seventy percent of Americans admit that they will often tailgate someone to try and get them to go faster. I wouldn’t know anything about that but that’s what the statistics say. Seventy-one percent of Americans will use their horn to get someone in front of them to move on or get out of the way. Seventy-seven percent of Americans will engage in obscene gestures. Unless you are female and then the number goes up to eighty percent.

But to give fair warning, when you wave at people without enough fingers out on the road it can be a very dangerous thing. In fact, a headline in a newspaper near Salt Lake City said this about two drivers that got into a little scuffle. In fact, the headline read this way: “Road Rage Bullet Hits Tip of a Raised Finger.” Apparently a twenty-five-year-old man was sitting at a stop light at 12:40 a.m. when a woman pulled up right beside him. The light turns green. Both of them are trying to get on Interstate 15. She begins to drive aggressively so he begins to drive aggressively. She yells something at him so he waves at her without all his fingers. She pulls out a .357 caliber gun and fires four shots into the car. One of which, no lie, hits his middle finger. I guarantee you next time this guy hits road rage out on the road he’s going to think before he acts. It can be dangerous.

Isn’t it interesting how anger can take something so small as a light going from red to green and can escalate in our lives until now someone’s pulling out a .357 and firing bullets? Cops are involved. Car chases are involved. People are going to prison. Yet it happens all the time. It happens in families, in homes, in work relationships – where anger gets in the way and gets deep into our lives. It erupts and causes all kinds of damage.  Anger gives an opportunity to expand small things into big things. Small problems or situations will become huge problems and hard-to-handle situations because anger gets in the way. Anger will make us focus on unimportant things, instead of on important things. We will start looking at everything that is making us mad, everything that is wrong, and whatever it is that we are lacking, instead of focusing on how blessed we truly are.

Prayer for the Day

God what are you  showing me?  What am I going to do about it? 

God help me to see one person that I can serve through a kind word, random act of kindness, or simple gift today?

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