Anger - Scripures to help

Yvette van Niekerk By Yvette van Niekerk, 20th Jan 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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You think you can get away with hurting me, think again, I have a higher power standing in for me. Yes, I feel that I should take revenge on what you have done to me, but hey, I have a higher power to go to that will change my state of mind and yours too.

Day 1 of my Anger Management

This year I have decided to address a number of personal issues that I find I am having difficulty in dealing with. My number one problem of course is "Anger" issues. I have the tendency to explode and really "lose it".
Being seen as a Christian and on top of everything else professing it makes my life even more difficult. I find the people constantly baiting me are the one's closest to me. They seem to know when I am feeling down and move in for the kill so to speak.

This keeps me on my toes and makes me aggressive and constantly waiting to see where I should lash out.

Now some scripture to help me get back on track; Proverbs 20: 3 says 'It is honorable to back off from a fight, but fools jump right in.' On actually reading this verse it made me sit up and notice; 'fools jump right in.' I am no fool but it seems I have been acting foolishly. Allowing people to manipulate me and get my temper up there.

My plan of action according to Proverbs 19:11 'Insightful people restrain their anger; their glory is to ignore an offense.' Number one for me would be identify the perpetrator - yes I know the person. Number two for me would be watch what they are trying to say. Number three for me would be ignore them. They don't have the power to make me feel inadequate and make me angry.

My follow-up plan of action is according to Proverbs 17: 4 'The start of a quarrel is like letting out water, so drop the dispute before it breaks out.' I think here I would have to be more mindful and listen and become more watchful and not reactive. Being reactive is one of my most dangerous problems which doesn't give me room to move.

My place in the group is important to me and other but I have come to realize that these others feel threaded by me and are pull out all the stops to make me feel terrible and retract. When I retreat they take over and think they have won.

My other and most significant plan; Romans 12:19 'Don't try to get revenge for yourselves, my dear friends, but leave room for God's wrath. It is written, Revenge belongs to me; I will pay it back, says the Lord.'

So yes, you think you are winning, I am praying and asking the Lord God to step in and help me against you.

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Anger, Anger And Temper, Anger Management, Anger Problems

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author avatar Yvette van Niekerk
I am a Newbie Freelance Writer and now I am living my dream I started my blog writing about my faith and then decided to do a little freelance writing and now I want to build my experience and I am lo

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author avatar GenkiWorld
20th Jan 2015 (#)

managing anger is a good thing that many of us should do in a while. best luck with it and you are in the right track with those scriptures.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
20th Jan 2015 (#)

You can control anger management not it controlling you, you can do it!

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author avatar Yvette van Niekerk
21st Jan 2015 (#)

Thank you Fern I am really working on it.

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author avatar Helen Thomas
23rd Jan 2015 (#)

It seems you're on the right track ~ Yvette. Best wishes for much success.

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author avatar Retired
25th Jan 2015 (#)

Some good lessons to learn in dealing with my own issues...thanks for the share...

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author avatar Yvette van Niekerk
15th Mar 2015 (#)

Tootsieharveynovels thank you for your comment ;-)

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