9 Do not hasten in your spirit to be angry, for anger rests in the bosom of fools.
Today’s Inspiration: Anger is a reaction that arises when our expectations are not met. Daily in our lives we are placed in situations that engage us with other people, whether it is in the office, home or in public arena. As long as there is people, we cannot avoid this emotion.
The Bible warned us not to be quickly provoked in our spirit for anger resides in the laps of fools. Ecclesiastes 7:9. Anger should be our servant when we live a liberated life in Christ. We need to know that anger is the master of a defeated life. We must be student of destiny not a victim of defeat. Many suffer dire consequences because of uncontrollable anger. We need to be like Christ and be angry with sin.
Anger stems out of neglect or abandonment of father or mother during childhood. As a result when one grows up in anger, he or she has inability to communicate with others with a listening ear, neither the ability to affirm or encourage others to be what God want them to be. Deep inside the spirit of the child was a vengeful bitter root that he carries to adulthood and therefore cannot handle relationship.
1 Corinthians 13:11 tells us that we need to grow up and not react childishly. Today marriages are broken and families are in turmoil because of what transpired during childhood which are not resolved. A mom who neglects, abandons or too protective of a son or daughter ends up having the child grow up reacting to spouses in the same manner during adult years and colleagues or anyone who gets closely acquainted with them. The roots of our childhood wounds need to be uprooted so that our potential would not be paralysed.
Anger is caused by intense fear of control during childhood. Anger had been and will always be one of the hindering factors that sabotage our potential, rendering us powerless to accomplish what God has designed for us. There is no time for dwelling in self pity. It’s time to resolve unprofitable anger.
Moses could not control his anger and lost his potential to lead the people across the promised land. Yet God used his anger for ministry of deliverance. God always use our pain for ministry. So do not fear. God will help you overcome anger. Matthew 15:13 Whatever your heavenly father did not plant, He will uproot. Attain self control the last and most difficult fruit of the spirit. Galatians 5:22-23.