How To Overcome Your Anger
Anger can take over your thoughts with violent reaction and its devastating effects can ruin yourself, your career and your relationships with family, friends and other people. Anger is inevitable, you don’t need to suppress it, but it must be dealt accordingly. Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil. — Ephesians 4:26-27
Here are 4 tips to control your anger and overcome your raging emotion of anger.
1. Identify the reason for your anger. Is it a person or a situation? Be true to yourself and to the Lord what makes you angry and remember what the Bible says, “because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.” – James 1:20
2. Pray and make up your mind. When your anger tends to take control, you become irrational, so appease yourself with a prayer. “Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.” — Proverbs 29:11
3. Forgive, forgive, forgive. Forgiveness is the greatest cure for anger. Remember, Jesus died on the cross at Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins and we are called to do the same. “Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.” – Matthew 18:21-22.
4. Meditate on God’s Word Daily. When you allow God to take control of your life, your anger will not overcome you because you can trust that all things work together for good to them that love the Lord (Romans 8:28). So make it a habit to dive deeper into the Word of God and let your spirit bathe in His Word to guide you every day. “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” — Psalm 119:105
Anger is a powerful emotion that can suddenly seize you, but there’s a way to escape from the grip of your anger, and these four tips will help you learn how to manage the everyday circumstances and prevent anger takes control over you.