Be Slow to Anger

It can be so easy to get upset at the little things.

For me, it’s when there are no more clean leggings when I wake up in the morning, when I have a million things on my to-do list or when someone annoys me in one of my classes. Looking back on my day, how ashamed I am of letting these trivial inconveniences bother me.

As followers of Christ, we are called to be slow to anger, but how often do I push this idea aside?

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger.

James 1:19

When we let Christ truly radiate from us, it changes our whole outlook. Suddenly, the things we look at as so bothersome don’t seem so bad anymore, and we are able to find joy and beauty in the little things.

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I encourage you this week to rejoice in each day the Lord has made. Every single second that we are on this earth is a gift and an opportunity. If it’s another person that makes you angry, bring it to God and ask for a change in heart. Instead of fighting back, try to listen first and speak after you understand where they are coming from.

The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

Psalm 103:8

We do so many things that could cause God to be angry and give up on us, but instead, He gives us new mercies every morning. Let us show that same attitude to His creation. We are reflections of His love. How will people see a difference in us if we are quick to anger?

This life is too precious to spend it upset at things that won’t last. Wake up each day and make a conscious decision to be joyful. You have the power to either let things get to you or roll right of your shoulders.

The Lord created this earth and everything in it. Let us have an attitude of rejoicing instead of anger.

This message really hits home for me, and it’s something I have to remind myself of every single day. I pray that you will all find success through prayer and conscious change. Have comments, questions, or just want to talk? Head on over to the ‘Contact’ page!

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