“The late Dr. S. I. McMillen, a Christian medical doctor, wrote None of These Diseases, one of the ten books that has most influenced my life. Consider his comment about the emotional cost of hate and anger:
“The moment I start hating a man, I become his slave, I can’t enjoy my work anymore because he even controls my thoughts. My resentments produce too many stress hormones in my body and I become fatigued after only a few hours’ work. The work I formerly enjoyed is now drudgery. Even vacations cease to give me pleasure…
The man I hate hounds me wherever I go. I can’t escape his tyrannical grasp on my mind. When the waiter serves me porterhouse steak with French fries, asparagus, crisp salad, and strawberry shortcake smothered with ice cream, it might as well be stale bread and water. My teeth chew the food and I swallow it, but the man I hate will not permit me to enjoy it…
The man I hate may be many miles from my bedroom; but more cruel than any slave driver, he whips my thoughts into such a frenzy that my innerspring mattress becomes a rack of torture”.
It’s a form of bondage that we can all live without!”
TIM LAHAYE. Spirit-Controlled Temperament. p. 128.
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