Don’t Let Anger Control You

Do you have a problem with your temper?  If so, you’re not alone.  Lots of people do.

Temper or anger are normally felt to be bad.  And, many times it is.  But, there is something known as “righteous indignation,” which basically means at times, it’s right to be angry.  It’s right to be angry if you or a family member is mistreated.  It’s right to be angry if someone steals from you.  It’s right to be angry if someone lies about you and the list could go on.

There are times when anger is right but then, there are many times when our anger is wrong.   The Bible says, “Don’t sin by letting anger control you” (Psalm 4;4). We get angry.  It happens.  We are human.  But we don’t need to let it control us and that can happen if we aren’t careful.

Anger can prevent us from reconciling with someone.  Anger can lead us to say things we later regret.  Anger can lead us to spend money on something we shouldn’t.

Are  you angry with someone?  Ok, think about why you are angry.  If your anger is justified, you need to talk with the person who made you angry.  Or, you need to talk with your boss if it’s a workplace issue.  DO NOT SIT ON IT… DO NOT TRY TO JUST SWEEP IT UNDER THE RUG.  Lots of people do that and their anger festers and becomes a problem.

Make sure your anger is justified and if so, talk with the person or perhaps the people, you are angry with.  After doing this, by God’s grace set it aside and move on with your life.  Don’t let anger control you.

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