Letting Go of Anger

All of us have probably been guilty of letting our anger get the best of us more than once. And, you probably have believed that your anger was justified. If you did, you’re lying to yourself. Here’s why:

Anger results from impatience. I Corinthians 13 says, “Love is patient. Love is kind.” If you are being inpatient, then you are not exhibiting love. And love is what we are called to do.

Second, anger is not kind. Have you ever said something that you regret? I have. If you have, I will bet that you were angry when you said it.

If anger can get the best of you, here are some tips that can help:

Pray.

Ask for God to show you a better way.

Be prepared.

Usually, we get upset because something took us by surprise. If you mentally prepare for something to not go as planned, you will be less likely to get upset.

Be clear on your expectations.

Don’t expect people to read your mind.

Seek to understand.

Too many times we want to fly off the handle before understanding a situation. Ask questions before expressing your point.

Bite your tongue.

If you feel your blood boiling, walk away. Calm down.

Anger is an emotion that deceives us. It controls you, you don’t control it so resolve to check and go to the curb. Everyone around you will be glad that you did.

– Jeremy

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