Trust you are all well
Today we will be speaking about the danger of anger; before we begin we will be using the scripture below as reference-
Ephesians 4:26 ‘And don’t sin by letting anger control you, don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil.’
The bible speaks clearly on anger, we are humans and we are all bound to get angry, life happens, people say and do things to try to push our buttons, and we aren’t perfect and are emotional beings. But in all of that it takes maturity to be able to not make and take decisions when you are angry, upset or sad.
Because more times you will look back and wish you had responded and made those decisions with a sound mind and clarity to act wisely. When you are in a good space, internally healthy and at peace things will fall into place and make sense.
Let us break down this scripture into manageable pieces-
‘AND DONT SIN BY LETTING ANGER CONTROL YOU’ – Anger has the stronghold over you to control you to do things you wouldn’t do if you were of sound mind and calmness, it will make you do things in that very moment that when you come out of it you will look back and wish you had applied wisdom.
Your emotions can control you and when acting in the flesh there is no limit to what you can do when angry because you are heated, you are feeding the flesh and you aren’t thinking logically and in turn those around you will also be affected by it.
“DONT LET THE SUN GO DOWN WHILE YOU ARE STILL ANGRY”- Don’t let a day go by and you are still angry, when the sun goes down and night falls and we are still angry, chances are we will still feel that way the next day , hold grudges and live it out daily.
The sad thing is people look back and regret and wish they had handled things differently, but in the moment they weren’t thinking that way and let the day go by with the anger still intact. That is not the way and that doesn’t help anybody in the situation rather it makes it worse.
“FOR ANGER GIVES A FOOTHOLD TO THE DEVIL”- (GRIP – FOOTING)
Anger allows the devil to have a foothold in your life – so your anger opens you up to the traps of the devil, it’s in this manner that the devil is able to get a way in, to dictate your actions whilst in the anger mode, because you either have not dealt with that matter or prayed over it.
Once you are gripped by the devil, you are its tool and so to avoid that it is so important that we check ourselves daily, forgive and love easily and hold onto no grudges. We have God to help us and so we shouldn’t allow ourselves to fall short for what is most likely a temporary situation.
- CHECK YOUR HEART
- DO SELFCHECKS DAILY
- FORGIVE EASILY
- PRAY MORE
- STUDY THE WORD MORE ON THIS IF YOU STRUGGLE WITH THIS AREA
BE BLESSED AND ENCOURAGED