Proverbs 14:17 says, “a short tempered person acts stupid”. Yikes! Very frank and straight to the point. I noticed that a few people had made me so mad that I reacted immediately instead of pulling back. But I had gotten convicted because I didn’t like that I had allowed someone to have so much power, that I had I lost my cool, my standard, forgetting what I had to lose, and how I represent Christ. Proverbs 16:32 says, “Controlling your temper is better than being a hero who captures a city.” The wrong emotions can get you sick physically. Yes it’s okay to get angry but when we stay their and don’t find a way of release, it infiltrates our bodies and occupies more mental space in our minds.
>Today don’t get yourself sick over someone else. “Some of the short and long-term health problems that have been linked to unmanaged anger include: headache digestion problems, such as abdominal pain insomnia increased anxiety depression high blood pressure skin problems, such as eczema heart attack stroke.” (www.betterhealth.vic.gov, Pg. 1) Usually people are saying things and moving in life from the place that their in spiritually and emotionally. Usually we’re reckless and operate with no regard when we are underdeveloped, hurt, afraid, insecure, prideful, taken advantage of, or unsure.
Ways to deal with it: Be direct, open, and honest. Be free in your way of communication but considerate of the other. (Titus 3:2 & Philippians 2:3-4) Figure out the root of the emotion. Be sure to not deal from a place that has nothing to do with the other person. I.e. Mommy/Daddy issues, marital issues, personal insecurities, etc. If you need to, walk away! Also, some things are simply not worth your time or your extra thought. (Colossians 4:5) Take with a grain of salt, and keep it movin’!
What place are you in? How are you dealing, in life? Don’t let anyone get you off course. You’re too valuable and you have too much to lose. Have peace. Don’t let anything/anyone disturb your peace.