Wednesday, 19 August 2015

How to Deal with Anger

“Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the Sun go down upon your wrath” - Ephesians 4:26

Recognize the fact that anger does you no good
When we feel offended to the point of losing our temper, we have the tendency to satisfy ourselves by taking revenge either by vituperations or getting physical. It causes us more harm than the person who has offended us. This is because we have clearly flouted that rule and unconsciously extinguished the fire of God in us.

The spirit of God is characterised by love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance. Now a foul spirit like anger only contaminates all of these and if care is not taken takes them out of you as you try to build on them. Also, while trying to revenge by verbal or physical attacks, we are trying to help ourselves and disregard God who said vengeance belongs to Him.
Don’t you think so? Who do you really think can make whoever offended you sorry for what he did and get punished if he deserves it? God of course! In every unfair situation, we should rely on God to make us champions not victims.

It may not be easy but please let’s try and before you know it, nothing would ever get you angry and make you lose your temper because if God sees that you acknowledge Him so much, this would make Him draw you close and pour out His spirit into your soul. Now, when the power of God overshadows your inner man, how can flesh move you? Please say this prayer repeatedly and let it resonate in your spirit.

“Oh God my father, let your power overshadow my spirit.”

Sincerely pray for any person you are holding a grudge against, and for anyone who feels like ‘a thorn in your side.’
Honestly, this may not be easy at first. But it gets God on our side and makes Him belittle that person before us. And by praying for the person you are having a hard time forgiving, the pressure begins to lift from your heart and mind.

It is a terrible feeling to stay angry at someone, and yet we have all been guilty of it. God works many miracles in answer to the prayers of His people, and one of the greatest miracles is when someone gets delivered from the ugly feelings of sinful anger and grudges.

Never go to bed while you are still angry

‘Neither give place to the devil’ - Ephesians 4:27

When we go to bed angry, we don’t sleep well, and the issue is still front and centre in our mind the moment we wake up. Why? Because our body struggled to rest while our subconscious remained restless. We went to bed with unresolved anger in our heart. Don’t forget that the devil fights us through our spirit and sleeping with anger only opens up our lives to demonic invasion.

We end up getting ourselves into trouble we could have easily avoided. Then we start having other battles to deal with. What misery we put ourselves through when we go to bed angry. There’s so much to enjoy in life than dealing with attacks from the devil.

How much better to end the day in prayer and with these words: ‘I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety’ - Psalm 4:8

Before you go to sleep, ask the Lord to protect your night’s rest by the power in the blood of Jesus. You’ll be amazed at what a difference it makes. You will not only dream of God’s great plans for your destiny, but you can also see visions of heaven.

Source - Thisdaylive

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