Thursday, November 15, 2012
Anger is a weapon of destruction used by the devil on and within ourselves. When we lack self control of our anger, it often displays itself thru yelling. I hate yelling and yes I've done my fair share of it. It certainly does no good but keeps the vicious cycle going. ''Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.'' Unless your rival is deaf, there is no need to get louder.
We should remember God hears and sees everything we say and do. If your arguments were recorded, what would they show? Gentleness, meekness, forgiveness? Believing you are right doesn't justify any less lack of self control.
'Anger is a feeling that makes your mouth work faster than your mind.' So slow down and think before you speak. 'Anger doesn't solve anything. It builds nothing but can destroy everything.' Anger doesn't hit a single target, it shatters like bird shot in a wide range. 'Anger is one letter short of danger.' Isn't that warning enough to control it?
Mark Twain tell of the destructiveness of anger in ''anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.'' Holding on to anger only hurts yourself, so let it go. ''We will understand it better by and by.''