Hey Ladies and Gents. It’s another Inspirational Monday! This week’s challenge is about learning how to control our anger. This, by no means is an easy task but with practice and determination, we will get there. Explore on this journey, ways you can produce a positive outcome in intense situations.
~ Scripture to Memorize ~
Don’t sin by letting anger control you. Think about it overnight and remain silent.
~ Psalm 4:4 NLT
~ Challenge to Accept ~
In the heat of the moment, it isn’t always easy to control our anger. This is why it’s important to step away from the situation (if we can), to determine our next course of action, one that we, including God, can be proud of.
To help come up a positive outcome, make it a point to answer these questions with each altercation.
- Who is making you angry?Write down the individual that is causing strife in your life.
- Why are you actually angry with them? Be as detailed as you need. Sometimes when we take time to think on why we are upset, we realize we might have overreacted.
- What am I going to do about it? Now that you have had a chance to calm down and access the situation, you can proceed in a way that models Jesus, respects yourself, and shows compassion. If you need more application examples, check out our blog – “Remaining YOU through adversity” Journey.
Now there may be times where you don’t have time to “walk away.” In these moments, you can pause and quickly ask yourself, what am I feeling, and why do I feel this way? By doing this your response won’t be a knee-jerk reaction and will help to recognize if your emotions are an overreaction or legitimate.
Get the worksheet that goes with this challenge here.
~ Prayer to Pray ~
Dear Holy Spirit,
Please forgive me for the way I respond in intense emotional situations. I have every intention to remain calm but once my buttons are pressed, all my teachings go out the window. Please help me to be more like Jesus - keeping my cool. Help me to remain rational so that I can remember the different ways to handle myself. I need You so desperately in these moments.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Remember, every opportunity is a chance to practice and get better. You got this!
~ Your Inspire Team