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Road Rage: It's only personal if you make it so

Driving under the influence of outrage can be deadly

By Leonard L. Glass, MD

What is Road Rage?

"Road rage occurs when one driver attempts to intentionally intimidate or injure another driver. The motorist who reacts with road rage is often personally offended by the rude behavior of the other driver. A popular bumper sticker says it all: “Anyone who drives slower than me is an idiot; anyone who drives faster is a jerk.”
"In Australia and New Zealand, a conviction for road rage can result in 5-7 year’s imprisonment. In the U.S., only two states (AZ and VA) have legislation specifically intended to combat road rage."

Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/psychoanalysis-unplugged/201703/road-rage-its-only-personal-if-you-make-it-so


All anger is not bad. Righteous anger can be good and catharctic. " A fool vents all their feelings, but a wise person holds them in control." Proverbs 29:11. Note that Proverbs uses the word, "All."

Anger always serves an emotional purpose. When circumstances in life render us feeling helpless, trapped and out of control, we always attempt to regain control. Sometimes we regain control with a displaced behavior that results in expletives and gestures and even physical altercation. The difficult trick is to regain control of your emotional state with a direct healthy behavior. The author address such behavior with empathizing, acknowledging and putting things into perspective. The authors approach is to, "not take it personal." These are direct healthy approaches.

Christ driven behavior that honors God is also a direct healthy behavior.
Delegate (surrender) control to God (2 Cor. 12: 9-10) and GOD  will reciprocate by empowering you with the Holy Spirit (John 14:16), that will enable you to regain control with direct healthy behavior, with new transformed thinking (Romans 12:2), motivation, purpose, and values called fruits of the Holy Spirit. (Galatians 5:22-23). (Note self-control is one of those fruits or values!).

Change your thinking and change your life!

"I am a Surrendered Believer in Jesus Christ with Free Will and I CHOSE Surrender (Intelligent Delegation) in my victory over, “Recreational Chemical Abuse, my weekend, "False Idols."
"I chose DIRECT health assertive Christ Driven Behavior (CDB) instead of DISPLACED behavior in order to regain control over feeling helpless, powerless, trapped and lacking control. I changed my, "Thinking," and God changed my life."
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There is no reason why anyone with any hurt, habit, or hang up cannot be helped. The Person-God partnership simply needs to be more powerful than any hurt, habit or hangup.

Behind everything you do is a THOUGHT.

Every BEHAVIOR is motivated by a BELIEF.

Every ACTION is prompted by an ATTITUDE.


With respect to behavior, life is about, emotions, beliefs, thinking and control.

"A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back."Proverbs 29:11 (Displaced Behaviors)

"Do not be conformed by this world but instead by the renewing of your mind." Romans 12:2 (Direct Behavior)

When you think and empower yourself and surrender control to God, when you Intelligently Delegate Control to God (2 Corinthians 12:9-10),

God returns that control to you with a, “Helper," the Holy Spirit, (John 14:16) a form of Reciprocal Innervation.

You regain control: "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.

No longer are you subject to corrupted displaced thinking but instead are transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2).

This is where science and scripture intertwine, where Christ Driven Behavior brings, values, control, cause, character and purpose driven behavior, the fruits of the spirit Galatians 5:22-23 .

“If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17.


Proverbs 29:11 "A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back."

Romans 12:2: Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

2 Corinthians 12-9:“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”

John 14:16: "He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—"

Philippians 2:13: "for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure."

Galatians 5:22-23 "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Ephesians 4:22-23 "...put away the old person you used to be. Have nothing to do with your old sinful life. It was sinful because of being fooled into following bad desires. Let your minds and hearts be made new."

Life is about finding Purpose. When you have a, "Global Purpose," in life, healthy direct assertive thinking and behavior follow.

Change your thinking, change your life!

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