My name is Nihinlola Eunice Olowe, am a carrier of divine wealth and tonight I will be teaching on
According to Longman dictionary of contemporary English, Anger is a strong feeling of wanting to hurt or criticise someone because they have done something bad to you or been unkind to you.
One sure fact about anger is that it is inevitable and as long as you live among humans they will do something at a point that we get you angry
For people in a relationship, your spouse must have gotten you angry at one point or the other in the relationship, and you instantly want to quit (break up or divorce).
Anger darken your sense of judgment making, at that point, you just want to do what your ego tells you to do without caring about the consequences.]
Another fact about Anger is that it hurts you personally.
We sometimes think when we are angry at people, it will change them in a way but not always true. Anger hurts you personally and most of the time it usually take a while to heal up.
I remembered when I got a job in 2017 and because of accommodation issue, I had to stay in my grandparent place for a while, a whole lot of shit happened, I could not concentrate at work, it was difficult managing the situation at home together with the pressure at work. Trust me it was frustrated, most of the time I get home at 8.30 or 9pm and my uncle and his wife who stays in my grandparent house with me would lock me outside and I will have to stay outside till 10 or 11 pm and I still have to go to work as early as 6am, sometimes the gate lock would be changed and so many shit happened that got me angry but it was God’s grace that kept me through.
The worst of it happened when my uncle lied to my parents on what I did not do and funny enough my mom believed, it was frustrating I had to curse him when I was in a call with my mother, she was surprised, and she exclaimed that she thought I was born again
I could no longer continue like that, in the hit of my anger, I dropped my resignation letter the next day at work and left that town back to my parent’s house.
I faced the consequences abit because I had to depend on my parents but God eventually came through for me
I have learnt better never to allow any situation to work me out that we stop me from listening to the Holy Spirit
Anger is infectious, it spreads faster than cancer 😂 that is why the Bible encourages us not to be friend with an angry people
Don’t befriend angry people or associate with hot-tempered people,
Anger breeds sin and anything that breeds sin is sin itself.
And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry,
for anger gives a foothold to the devil.
You see why you have to avoid being a victim of anger
Let me give you a good example.
When it was time for the harvest, Cain presented some of his crops as a gift to the lord.
Abel also brought a gift—the best portions of the firstborn lambs from his flock. The lord accepted Abel and his gift,
but he did not accept Cain and his gift. This made Cain very angry, and he looked dejected.
“Why are you so angry?” the lord asked Cain. “Why do you look so dejected?
You will be accepted if you do what is right. But if you refuse to do what is right, then watch out! Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control you. But you must subdue it and be its master.”
One day Cain suggested to his brother, “Let’s go out into the fields.” And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother, Abel, and killed him.
Anger made Cain to kill Abel.
Say🔊🔊🔊 I refuse to be a victim of anger
Stop being angry! Turn from your rage! Do not lose your temper— it only leads to harm.
So many people who keep losing good people in there life until they stop getting angry.
“You have heard that our ancestors were told, ‘You must not murder. If you commit murder, you are subject to judgment.’
But I say, if you are even angry with someone, you are subject to judgment! If you call someone an idiot, you are in danger of being brought before the court. And if you curse someone, you are in danger of the fires of hell.
Tell someone today that Anger is a sin
Now what are we expected to do in a situation when people get us angry
- James 1
Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.
- Colossians 3
But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language.
- Proverbs 12
A fool is quick-tempered, but a wise person stays calm when insulted.
- Ecclesiastes 7
Control your temper, for anger labels you a fool.
Write out all the part in bold and apply it when Anger present itself to you in your everyday life.
God bless you all
Written by Nihinlola Eunice Olowe