Yes, I admit I am a control freak. Lately God has been telling me to be gentle and slow to anger (Philippians 4:5, Colossians 3:12, 1 Corinthians 13:5). I do have an anger problem but most people wouldn’t notice because I try not to show it. I’ve been trying to figure out what’s causing these bursts of frustration. The other day I had a eureka moment and realized I get angry when things don’t go my way. Most times the anger is in reaction to another person’s behavior that effects my life in a small or major way. Life and people are very unpredictable so it doesn’t make sense getting upset because most things are beyond our control. I’m learning to go with the flow and give all my frustrations to God.
My daily habit when I can feel my temperature rising, is to stop and take a small pause and realize that this situation is just Satan trying to “fill my vessel” up with him and his stuff, so there is no room for the Holy Spirit in my vessel.
This small visualization calmes me down most times.
God Bless. have a fantastic weekend!
Great technique! When I can remember I do the same and tell myself I am free and no longer bound to these feelings. Thank you for sharing!
Yes! You and I alike. I often have to repeat to myself “Let go and Let God”. I want to control every aspect of my life sometimes. It’s so detrimental in so many ways.
God Bless and Happy Friday
It’s so hard to let go and let God. Life is so much better when we learn to do that. 🙂
I have also been working on my anger not easy!!
Indeed! Good luck. You can do it! 🙂
Sister control freak! Me too! I think the temper is just part of that. It makes me crazy when things aren’t done the way I think they should be. I’ve been working on that a very long time. Meditation/Prayer/Spirituality by any name, is the key.
Yes, taming that nagging temper is key!
I can sometimes feel anger crawling inside of me and trying to burst out from my mouth! But thank God I’m realizing it and I pray God really helps me with it… I am really grateful though, that my boyfriend is a lot better at being happy and not angry. Whenever I start raising my voice, he’ll always kindly remind me, “My love, we’re having a discussion, not a fight.” That always serves as a remider to me that it’s ok when we have different opinions, we’re just sharing different views 🙂 By the way, I really like the nice pictures (i assumed that you drew) for each post! They’re amazingly cute!
That’s great that you have someone to help you calm down. I need that in my life! 🙂 I’ve been practicing submitting all my struggles to God. It’s amazing how He steps in and helps us change permanently.
Yes, I do draw each post. Thank you. I’m glad you like them!
Since I realized anger was the devil’s tactics to steal away my peace of mind, since then he lost that hold on me. What is working for me, is just to ignore and just let things BE. I used to be a control freak too, but I am trusting myself to let people have their way sometimes; it just seems fair that way.
Yes, you are right. I hope to be where you are soon! I’m working on renewing my mind. Thanks for sharing!
One of the last things you wouldn’t notice about anybody is that they have anger! But anger is the most basic of our human traits.
Very true. A trait I don’t enjoy!
Nor I (nor any truly right-thinking born-again person!!)