4 DAY DEVO: THINGS
I live in South Florida and I truly believe that the blinker signal was not apart of the driver's test booklet. When I am on the highway or even regular roads… Christian Diana sometimes disappears.
Recently, I had a tough conversation with God while I was driving. I began to get angry because I almost got into THREE accidents. It was just not my day. My frustration began to build up in me that I started to yell at every possible car on the road that made me upset.
I soon felt convicted, even though the cars could not hear my frustration… My heart did.
And if my heart is not in the right place, I need to start examining my heart. Anger does not come from the Lord.
Ephesians 4: 26-27
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.
All that anger does is give the enemy a way to build up your heart with sinful living.
If you get angry at the small things, how are you reacting to the big things?
To break a habit, you must be willing to acknowledge the way you were living. That begins with repentance. It is crucial to not allow the way you are used to handling situations affects future outcomes.
Anger comes in pairs, when one person gets angry at another, the other person gets angry. That anger that started from one person can multiple and multiple.
It is our responsibility as Christians to break the chain of anger and respond to how Jesus would.
Challenge: When a situation occurs that may come across as frustration, ask yourself, what would Jesus do.
Jesus would act with love.