Ephesians 4:26 says, Be angry, and do not sin, do not let the sun go down on your wrath,
I think this advice from the scripture is as balanced as balanced can be. The writer let’s us know that it is ok to be angry, but it isn’t ok to sin. I want to talk to you today about dealing with anger so that it doesn’t translate into sin.
1. Identify the Issue.
A lot of times we are not really angry at a particular situation, we are really just pointing our anger there. Now I’ve said enough in that one sentence for you to think about the rest of the week. Think about it, did that one comment really make you blow up like you did? Absolutely not! More than likely it was a string of events that happened before that comment that were not dealt with that caused the blow up. So before you can properly manage anger, you have to find the root cause of the anger.
2. Communicate Anger.
After you have properly identified the issue then you must learn how to express it. Communication is KEY when dealing with offense and anger. This doesn’t always mean you have to communicate with the person(s) that caused the offense. This could mean talking to your heavenly father, or a trusted advisor. (I don’t advise talking to just anyone that is not going to bring solution though, just because she’s your best girlfriend doesn’t mean she’s the one to help you resolve inner issues). For what I have found, simply communicating how you felt easily dissipates most issues.
3. LET IT GO.
Once identified and communicated, LET IT GO! Holding on to deadly emotions poisons you firstly, then will get into any other relationship you have. Now I must say that there are levels to healing. There are times where you have to revisit a situation, but your revisiting is all about 1. Identifying 2. Communicating 3. Letting it Go.
Hey I want to hear your comments. What are your thoughts on dealing with Anger?