2 thoughts on “ANGER MANAGEMENT

  • March 4, 2011 at 11:13 am
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    Amen Brother! The “false” performance narrative is based on the steady promulgation of lies by our adversary who uses the mirage of our ‘vanity fair’ existence to either hold us captive (through fear etc) in Egypt or have us clamoring for it’s “false” security! Jesus also came to free us from this false narrative (John 10:10). The good news? Our freedom is not based on our performance to “get it right” but rather on the inherent love, grace, mercy, and faithfulness of our great God (2 Tim 2:13)! Onward toward freedom~

    Jeff

  • March 4, 2011 at 2:08 pm
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    The thing that strikes me about anger is that it isn’t always directed inwardly. The “always in control” mentality affects everyone around us. How many times have you gotten angry because someone didn’t act the way you expected them to? I too am guilty of this.

    2 Corinthians 5:16 says “So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

    This amazingly enough applies to all of the situations you mentioned. The “always in control”, “me vs. the world” and “always needing to see justice done in everything” is not the way Jesus wants us to be.
    That is exactly what our adversary wants. We are always questioning, always holding ourselves up to a standard that we will never achieve, always off-balance.
    That is far from what Jesus wants. Jesus came to establish a path for us. The path we have laid before us (“a new life begun”) will be rocky and it will have its ups and downs, but Jesus WILL always be Jesus. Jesus will always pick us up and dust us off; He will always be right beside us. We need to always remember that we need to view the world and ourselves from Jesus’ point of view NOT the world view. No one can live up to that, we were never intended to.
    We are slaves to the world bound by chains of our own making. Jesus has freed us. We need to accept that daily. Jesus cried out “My God, My God why have you abandoned me” so we would never have to. He did it once for all. So we would never be off-balance again.

    Jim

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