Monday, April 11, 2016

You can control Anger (2)

“He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.” (Proverbs 16:32 NKJV)
You are at a weak and vulnerable point when you are in anger;  you can hardly make a good decision when angry. The strong man is not he who can vent his fury with lousy words and shouts. Real strength lies in the ability to put your emotion under control especially when you have seemingly justifiable reason to be angry.
Ever considered how the story of Jesus' birth would have taken entirely  different turn if Joseph had rashly exposed Mary's supposed adultery; He acted in wisdom:
“Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.”
(Matthew 1:19-20 NKJV) 
Wisdom and patience are siamese. If only you will be patient, you will begin to see other sides to issues and you will be able to make informed judgement. There are certain assignments I believe God cant trust you with until you have passed certain tests of patience. 
Jesus never spoke or acted rashly, He spoke the right words in season.  There were times He didn't even speak at all. Proverbs 29:20 says:
“Do you see a man hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.” 
Jesus was never caught apologizing for speaking wrong words because He didn't speak "them".
If you are born again, the same Spirit of Jesus that made Him live such an excellent life on earth is in you. Don't give excuse that you cant control it, the truth is that you can control it, if you will renew your mind. There is a world of difference between who you were in the flesh and who you are right now, in the spirit, in Christ.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” (II Corinthians 5:17 NKJV). 
Thats who you are right now; once you begin to think and act accordingly, you ve started renewing your mind and the result is the lifestyle full of wisdom and strength which is typical of Jesus. understand?

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

You can Control Anger (1)

“Do not hasten in your spirit to be angry, For anger rests in the bosom of fools.” (Ecclesiastes 7:9 NKJV)
Beware of anger, don't excuse it or explain it away under any guise. Nearly in all cases, if not all, anger is a manifestation of self-centeredness; anger grows up and increase its compelling influence over your heart, not only when you express it but mostly when you condone it by giving excuse for it; why claim you are not angry when you still want to get even with people who offended you, why should you pay people back in their coin, why should you rejoice at your "enemy's" downfall.
“Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles; Lest the LORD see it, and it displease Him, And He turn away His wrath from him.” (Proverbs 24:17-18 NKJV)
You cant be given over to anger and still be walking  in wisdom concurrently, "for anger rests in the bosom of fools.” 
There is wisdom in refraining from anger; He that has control over is temper is stronger than he that controls a city and has no rule over his heart.
you have what it takes to put your temperament under control because you have the nature of God in you. Be wise!