I just randomly played some sermons on YouTube and this one by Joyce Meyer got some great reminders for me/us. Many times we feel so many things about our situation or people around us that we feel angry or we get angry. This video can help anyone who has anger management problems, or even those without. =)
Some great lines from the video:
- ANGER is only one letter away from DANGER.
- We need to deny them (feelings) the right to control us.
- Stop giving into your feelings…then they will lose their powers (on you).
- You do have a free will, and you can make a CHOICE.
- We have to get rid of the “I can’t help it” or “It’s too hard.”
- Have every thought captive before it becomes a stronghold in our lives.
- Anger when not controlled, will soon be a poison to your soul.
- There’s a way to be angry, and yet not sin.
- Don’t let ANGER control you. Say “God help me.”
- Stop trying to protect yourself all the time.
- Jesus had power over the storm, because he did not let the storm get over him.
- A lot of angry people are depressed.
- To overcome anger, you have to overcome evil, with good.
- To overcome anger: When someone does you something bad, turn to another and do something good.
- Have a controlled anger. You calmly confront the situation.
- People who are angry inside, don’t usually behave well.
- If someone mistreats you- pray, bless, do good, to overcome anger.
Let me share to you a story related to this message. I was with my friends one time at a coffee shop. The cashier/waiter was getting our order and I somehow mixed my words and gave a stupid order which was “hot iced coffee—-” (It’s iced…of course, it’s not hot). I was talking to my friend about her order so I wasn’t really paying too much attention to what I’ve just said. The waiter indirectly insulted and made fun of it, and even told his colleague who was embarrassed at what the waiter did.
Though a little insulted and hurt at first, I didn’t let my feelings dictate what I did next. I didn’t mind that he kept making fun of what I’ve said. I wasn’t angry at the person. I didn’t fight back, because I didn’t feel the need to, though I thought of doing so. My friend on the other hand was more affected. She wanted to answer the man and punish him for what he did. I calmed her and motioned that there’s no need do it. So, I kept smiling as I waited for the DELAYED order. The DELAYED order became even more delayed as I saw other customers got their orders first. Was it intentional? It wasn’t. They just had a technical problem, the waiter made some mistakes, and in the end, then he expressed countless apologies for the delayed order. He felt embarrassed for what happened. I just said that it was fine. The same waiter who made fun of my mistake was now apologizing for his mistake/technical problem.
“Stop trying to protect yourself all the time. –Joyce Meyer”
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