I subbed today at a school and one student had anger issues. He felt taunted and allowed others to incite him and gave his power away, and cried and threw a desk. And I thought, “there go I.” I allow others to get on my nerves and expect them to behave the way I think they should. It’s pride! As it says in the big book, “until I could honestly look at myself and see that I was the problem..and react appropriately, inside and out, well, read it, it’s above.
Tell God How You Feel
by Joyce Meyer – posted March 05, 2017
Anger expressed inappropriately is a problem, but so is repressed anger. Anger that is stuffed inside and not dealt with properly will eventually come out one way or another. It may show up in depression, anxiety, or any of a variety of other negative emotions—but it will come out. It can even manifest in sickness and disease. If we don’t deal with our anger quickly, we will eventually either explode or implode.
The right way to express anger is to talk to God. Tell Him all about the way you feel and ask Him to help you manage the feelings properly. Talk to a professional or a mature friend if necessary, but do not pretend you’re not angry when you are. That’s not managing your emotions—that is ignoring them, and it is dangerous.
One thing that helps me deal properly with anger is to realize that sometimes God permits people to irritate me in order to help me grow in patience and unconditional love. None of the fruit of the Spirit develops without something to make us exercise them. Ouch! I wish I could magically have all these wonderful fruits working full force in my life without any effort on my part, but that is just not the way it works.
The offending person’s bad behavior is not right, but God often uses their behavior as sandpaper in our lives, to polish our rough edges. He is more concerned about changing our character than He is about changing our circumstances.
If I get angry when someone does something to me that’s wrong, is my anger any less wrong than the wrong they committed? I think not. Sometimes their wrongdoing merely exposes my weakness and I am able to repent and ask God to help me overcome it. Be determined to get something good out of every trial you face in life, and don’t let the sun go down on your anger.
Trust in Him: Are you angry about anything or at anyone? If your answer is yes, begin controlling that emotion right now, deal with it properly, and trust God to deliver you from your circumstances in His timing.
turn my thoughts to thee above. Let this madness be undone and turn my thoughts to God.
So, we learned about different energy: solar, wind and and water. and then this was my devotion today:
Work with the current. Just like a river, if you’re working with the current, it takes much less personal effort.
The truth is, when we’re working against the Law, we are using what we call, “our will power,” our human power, and it is minuscule, it is a pygmy version of what each of us is capable of.
When we work with the Law, when we desire and expect our good, we are empowered.
When we adjust our desire and expectation to the Law, then nothing but good can come.
Let it flow,
got my refund and got paid.