Anger is the acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. Mark Twain
In order to have a good life, I believe the first thing we have to do is, Let Go of Anger.
There are plenty of opportunities to get angry; A negative emotion that gives others power over us. Normally, this is caused by vindictive people who go out of their way to unsettle us. For the most part, these people are suffering, and this can cause them to be mean and petty. Still, this is not an excuse, we all have been wronged, or gone without at some point in time.
If we are smart when others try to upset our mindset, we should plow that anger and unhealthy energy into something positive, by keeping a cool head.
Now when I get angry, I remind myself that anger is a form of cancer, cancer that has the ability to eat us up on the inside and cause our downfall on the outside. So when anger rises, I think of the consequences.
Anger brings about change, most often change that is not to our advantage.
Being angry is not necessarily bad in all circumstances. Sometimes we have to fire ourselves up by getting angry, in order to get something done. But be careful of the degree of anger, some of us can be over the top.
Did you know the best speech some will ever give is when angry? Even then, I still would be careful and aware of the level of the content, because that speech can also be the one we regret the most.
Actions using bitterness, old resentments, and insensitive dealings are like “drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.”
When we are angry, what we do and say should not affect our character; and if harsh words or actions are necessary, it should be used for defense purposes only, and in a Christ-like manner.
FYI: But when your soul is anchored in The Lord, billows may roll, the breaker’s may dash, I shall not sway because He holds me fast. So dark the day, clouds in the sky, I know it’s alright because of Jesus. My soul has been anchored. Douglas Miller.
As a suggestion, anchoring ourselves in The Lord is not a bad idea, as a matter of fact, it is the sure way to Peace and Salvation.
“It’s Something to Think About.”
Thank you, Lord, for keeping me in a sound mind and body, which enables me to keep my cool in trying times. In Jesus name, we pray. Amen
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