You Mad Bro?

Ephesians 4:26-31

26 “In your anger do not sin” : Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,27 and do not give the devil a foothold. 28 Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need. 29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.

 

The thing about anger, is it is the product of of everything that is prideful and selfish. See it is easy to get caught up in the emotional aspect of life. It’s easy to let it fester and stew and take over your thoughts. I used to be angry. I used to hate and make fun of others. When I came back to Jesus, He pointed many things out. If you cannot see the good in others or accept age, gender, color, etc. You are quickly falling away from the grace and blessing of God. Sometimes, with those close to me, I can see things so clearly. Yet their hearts are often not ready for the discussion or thoughts that have. To be compassionate, understanding, and always focusing on the good instead of dwelling on the bad is not something you can gain on your own.

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. -Colossians 3:8, 12-13

If every little thing gets under your skin then the person you should be angry at is yourself. Honestly, the person with the problem, both mentally and spiritually, is you!!! The only way to overcome this feeling is to learn how to ask God to take it from you. God has been swift to take my ill feelings away after frivolously asking God to help me love more. Only recognizing that you have an issue with anger is the first step. After all how can you fix what you never recognize is broken?

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Faith in God means Faith in His timing

How many times have you become impatient with a result? I can tell you that God has been working on my patience for over a decade now. I personally, feel like I’ve only made small progress. When you submit to Jesus, things tend to move faster. How long do you stand in your own way? When God is saying,” If you let Me guide you, blessings in abundance will overflow.” STEP DOWN, and let God in the driver seat. How awesome is it too know that you don’t have to worry about the challenges and responsibilities of controlling things. The weight lifts from you when you accept Him as God of all things in your life. Your just along for the ride.