I am not an expert on anger... I just have a lot of experience with it — I mean A LOT!
When I am angry, I am not an explosion waiting to happen, but I am also not quick to turn the other cheek. I am somewhere in between — never knowing quite how to feel, what to say, or better yet, what not to say.
Please tell me I am not the only one who deals with this!
In case you have trouble knowing what to do when the angry "birds" start to fly, I have a few ideas — five actually.
B = Be Still, Don't Be Silent
When anger rises in you, it's easy to rise up and make some noise! Rarely, do we swallow our pride and stay silent, and, we shouldn't. But, we also don't want to go to the other extreme and act out of control.
So, when you feel the anger start, STOP! Be still.
Take a moment to quiet your heart so you will have control over your anger rather than your anger having control over you. But, being still doesn't mean you have to be silent. You need to speak the truth to the person, or situation. Being still gives you a chance to align your spirit with God's so you can speak the truth in love. Scripture commands us to, "be still and know that He is God" (Psalm 46:10). When we are still it helps us rest in His control.
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