Anger is an emotion that God placed in us for our safety and our continued growth. Anger can be caused by both external and internal events. You could be angry at a specific person (Such as a coworker or supervisor) or event (a traffic jam, a canceled flight), or your anger could be caused by worrying or brooding about your personal problems. Memories of traumatic or enraging events can also trigger angry feelings. But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems—problems at work, in your personal relationships, and in the overall quality of your life. And it can make you feel as though you’re at the mercy of an unpredictable and powerful emotion.
God wants us to use our anger to change our situations, whether it be lifestyle, personal, social or employment. Without properly channeled anger we would remain complacent in our lives. Women look at themselves in the mirror they think they are overweight they get angry enough….so they eat healthy and workout and pretty soon they lose weight and look great. There may be an abusive spouse, if you are the abused only your anger will move you out of the arena you are in to move forward.
With our anger, comes great discipline and responsibility and God knowing that satan can enter into the realm of our anger, has given us very specific guidelines. Let me share a few:
Ephesians 4:26- 25 Therefore, putting away lying, “Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,”[e] for we are members of one another. 26 “Be angry, and do not sin”:[f] do not let the sun go down on your wrath, 27 nor give place to the devil
Proverbs 22:24 Make no friendship with an angry man, And with a furious man do not go,
Proverbs 29:22 An angry man stirs up strife, And a furious man abounds in transgression
These are commands not suggestions. Destructive behavior makes one lash out, call names, act improper and stirs up contention which always leads to sin.
The next time you move in anger remember the actions that follow your anger can either bless or curse.