You're spitting mad and hot under the collar. You said something, and then they said something and now you feel like that kid who lost their ice cream on a hot summer day. It's unfair and undeniable. Something has gone wrong and you don't like it. This picture perfectly describes the mad that can take us over.
Relationships are difficult. There is always something about someone that you have to deal with in relationships. That one needs space, that one needs to vent, and that one loses it at the drop of a hat. Oh and this one needs coddling, and don't forget that one who has anxiety, and that other one who always has one foot in the clouds and that other one who just wants someone else to take care of them. It's never ending. All the time. Seven days a week. Twenty-four hours a day. Three hundred and sixty-five days a year. It never stops.
Relationships may be hard, difficult and even exhausting, but each one is worthwhile. Each of us is excellently made and formed by the hand of God. Interesting and confounding individuals that have one thing in common. You are in their life. You make a difference as an amazing example of friendship and faith.
When you don't get your way, don't get in the way of yourself. Don't just go off in a huff, ranting and raving to whoever will listen. Talk it over with God. Listen with your heart. Then reach out with mercy and grace. Discuss the situation, leave room for compromise and concessions on both sides including collaboration on a resolution. Always remember to forgive and forget as quickly as ice cream melts. God doesn't want His children to hold grudges.
"I urge Euodia and Syntyche to iron out their differences and make up. God doesn’t want his children holding grudges."