Monday, February 10, 2014

Decide in advance how you're going to handle it…

Anger out of control is very destructive in your relationships.  But anger in control is an asset.  So it is important to know how to manage your anger. 

So first of all you must resolve to manage it.

Proverbs 16:32 (LB) says, "It is better to be slow-tempered than famous; it is better to have self-control than to control an army." 

Listen quit saying that I can't control my anger and start believing that I can control it.  Quit making excuses and accept responsibility. 

You have far more control over your anger than you think you do. 

The key is that it's difficult to control your anger while you're angry because you get this adrenalin rush and you can't control it.  It just seems to be overpowering, the chemical reaction in your body.  The key is to resolve to manage it.  You decide in advance before you get angry how you're going to handle it.  Unless you learn how to do this, you're never going to have healthy relationships. 

Just a thought from the front porch…


Rich Red said...

Thanks for this reminder, Bill, indeed a man who can handle anger is likened to one who can control an army of soldiers. Sounds illogical at first when one's impulse is to strike back to save face especially when in a confrontation in the midst of a crowd.. but in the very end when the issue has died down - people who saw your silence and who saw how you held your peace, will commend you for your resilience. When that happens, all I say is thank you... to God be the glory!

bill williams said...

So true, so very true!