“…a fool vents all His feelings but a wise man holds them back…” —Proverbs 29:11 (NKJV)

As a child of God, one thing you must purposely give attention to in your life in order to manage it, is your anger because anger that is not managed, can put you in a place of regrets and disgrace. I discovered that today, too many of God’s people are not being careful about their anger. They are always ready to tell it the way it is in their heart and in most cases, they are ready to get violent in trying to make their points clear. While for other people, they get violent just to show that they are not people you can mess with. To them, they feel this is the right approach and it makes people have fear for them. But the truth is, this is a very awkward way of reacting to issues. Don’t come to that point in your life where you are willing to go physical with someone just to make your point clear. It will do you no good. You have to understand that, if you are in Christ, there is a certain way in which God wants you to live your life. As a matter of fact, Jesus Christ did not only come to take away your sins, but to make you a better person in life.

He came to deliver you from the dominion of darkness and also to remove every darkness from you. Therefore, you must make a conscious decision to constantly work on yourself. Anger is something we cannot avoid. You will certainly experience situations that will work you up and get you pissed off but guess what, when this happens, this is where you are expected to have some control and rule over your anger and not vice versa. The Bible in our opening scripture, says“…a fool vents all His feelings but a wise man holds them back…”Proverbs 29:11 (NKJV) Now, who is a wise man? It is one who is able to look beyond the hurt and put his anger under control. At every point, you must be conscious of your new nature in Christ Jesus. Learn to apply self-control in all situations. It is one of the fruits of the spirit for the Bible says the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such, there is no law. (Galatians 5:25) So having self-control is one of the things that the Spirit of God will do in you. Therefore, lean on the Spirit of God and mount guard over your anger. It will keep you from troubles and make you a better person, which is God’s original plan for you. God bless you.

TODAY’S RHEMA

Rule over your anger

CONFESSION FOR THE DAY

Thank you, Heavenly Father, for revealing to me the plans that you have for my life. I thank you for giving me the Holy Spirit to help me cut down on excesses that could be there in my life. I declare that henceforth, I will continually put a check on my anger. I refuse to allow my anger to be in control because I am in charge. I go out today to demonstrate the characters of the Spirit and give no place for the devil to have a foothold in the name of Jesus. Amen!


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