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It is my hope that by reading this daily you will grow in your walk with Christ and be set free from any struggles in your life that are weighing you down. Be blessed to be a blessing.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Angry? Tell Me About It!

My dear brothers and sisters,take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. James 1:19-20

Being angry is a normal human emotion we all can experience whether Christian or not. It is trying to control anger that matters. Different situations can set up anger. Broken promises or contracts. Being taken advantage of. A government that won't listen to those who elected them. Being cut off on the highway. Yes anger is normal but acting on it is not. Look at all the black versus white shootings lately. Anger out of control is the culprit. Lives ended, jail time for others, and race relations seriously injured.

When you are angry do not overreact and say things you will be sorry for later. The 24 hour rule is best. Don't completely go ballistic with a poor phone agent who is just doing their job. Try to act as if Jesus were sitting right by you. Know that this too shall pass. If you have road rage perhaps it is best to not drive. Concentrate on your own driving and pray for the guy you want to call 'idiot'. If someone dings your new car try to blow it off. Anger is not the answer. 

Satan is the one who wants you stirred up and itching for conflict. Beat him at his game and stay cool, calm, and collected. 

PRAYER: Some people think they have a right to be angry but all it does is rob joy and peace. I choose to be peaceful and to apologize to those in my life I have hurt with actions or words. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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