Are you Fury Soup?

A writer and speaker I admire recently wrote about a concept called “fury soup.” I’m sure you can read into the imagery, but basically what it means is that something you see or hear has a negative effect on you, which then causes you to stew on it, giving it more time and attention than it deserves.

 

How often are you scrolling through your feed and a post grabs your attention and stirs you up?

How about watching the news?

That negative coworker?

Traffic?

Your spouse or kids?

 

Life throws us curveballs, and let’s face it, the general mood more often than not of our society is negative.

 

But we’re meant to be different. We’re meant to be the light in a world of darkness.

 

Colossians 3:2 says, “Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things.” This means we need to be kingdom-minded. In perspective of the kingdom, does what you’re upset about really matter?

 

In his letter to the Colossians, Paul goes on to tell them that they need to get rid of things such as anger and bitterness.

 

In verse 15, he says, “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.”

 

Are you letting frustration and bitterness rule over you, or peace? Are you a giant bowl of fury soup?

 

 

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Katie Wimberly She and her husband, Nate, have been married for five years and have a two-year old son, Isaiah. She is a licensed mental health counselor, and currently works for a private counseling agency in Statesville and Taylorsville. She attended Liberty University, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies, and a Master’s in Professional Counseling. She is passionate about seeing people liberated from things holding them back in life so that they can live the limitless life God has called them to.

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