Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end. Proverbs 29:11 (NIV)
“In your anger, do not sin.” Apostle Paul
Throwing a chair across the basketball court… Slamming a fist through a wall… The frustration when someone cuts you off in traffic… Those feelings you get when someone tells a trusted secret… How a child feels when dad doesn’t come home. When life isn’t the way we think it should be, it’s easy to get angry. God wired us that way.
Anger is one of the most often misunderstood, yet significant concepts in life. Best understood as "A state of preparedness" to respond to a real or perceived wrongdoing or injustice in life, anger motivates a person to action.
Paul taught in Ephesians 4:26 (NIV), “In your anger, don’t sin.” While anger always finds an expression, what you decide to do in your “state of preparedness” determines whether or not you will “sin”.
Anger management starts when we:
When you invite God to help you identify your anger and take positive action, anger becomes a servant rather than a master.
In your anger — choose not to sin.
It just might turn your life around.