Have you ever had a time when someone or something was allowed by you to cause the feeling of anger? Well something happened today that I allowed this feeling to occupy some time in my life, approximately 7 hours to be exact. So for this amount of time I was uncomfortable, probably short tempered (although some of the time i did not have to deal with anyone other then myself). But this feeling had my stomach upset and so there I was miserable and for what gain. NONE. So what did I do to help myself out? I turned to the Word and read Ephesian 4:30:
"Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger and glamour, and evil speaking , be put away from you, with all malice: An be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you."
If God has forgiven me through Christ who died for me. He went through a lot to give me an opportunity for an abundant life with no grief. So, why was I willingly causing myself this pain. After reading that and talking to God, I felt an instant relief.
Later this evening I talked to someone who had spoken with me earlier, who noted there was a difference in my tone. I explained the issue and how I allowed 7 hours of my life to be distorted and what a relief it was to let it go.
I thank God for His Word that comforted me and helped me get it together so I could enjoy the rest of my evening with a smile and not a frown.
Don't allow anger to take you off track and mess up precious time you can't get back.
Grace and Peace to you all.