Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fear –It only causes harm. – Psalm 37:8
I often take things personally. I sometimes take the victim role mentality. I imagine that Bad, non-ideal clients are out to get me and I let them negatively impact my health. Worst yet, this attitude is harming Jacob, my two-year-old son. That can’t happen. Momma Bear comes out. If that non-ideal client messes with me–not good. If she messes with my baby’s well-being, she’s out. I might unfriend her and never talk to her again.
Part of recognizing anger and turning it into forgiveness is the ability to let go of blaming others. We all have a hand in what is happening to us. It’s our words, or actions, our values.
Not every day we can we do our best. There’s always room for improvement. God wants us to be happy, joyful, peaceful, and loving. Not resentful, defensive, and unforgiving. Jesus died for us, when we were yet sinners. Paul said be angry, but don’t sin (Ephesians 4:26). What does that mean? Perhaps it means we need to be thankful. We need to be more forgiving of ourselves. We need to give ourselves some slack. Not everything has to be stressful in this life. God cares for us. Trust Him. He will see it through. Always.
Lord, I pray You will let me disengage the evil spirits and let go of my anger. I love You. Amen.