“If you talk to me like that one more time I’m going to punch you… Shut up, and don’t ask me again…Why are you so stupid” Any of these sound familiar?
I don’t know about you, but I know I have struggled with my temper. Growing up, I used to get into lots of fights because of my attitude. I wasn’t a bad kid, but I didn’t know how to control my emotions.
I would allow every little thing to get me upset. I would even justify my actions by blaming it on the other person. The real issue wasn’t them, it was me! I would allow people, circumstances, and things to get under my skin and make me lose my cool.
Over the years, by God’s Grace I have become wiser and more mature in my emotions ( no more fighting LOL ) I realized you cannot control people,circumstances or the things around you. Instead of having an attitude and complaining, learn to calm down and just relax.
Most times we need to step back and re-evaluate ourselves. Having a bad temper is not acceptable. You should never be proud of that,don’t go around saying “well this is me, people just have to deal with it”. You are embracing the fact that you have a bad attitude and that is a very selfish and immature way of thinking.
You need to ask the Lord to help you check that. Having a bad temper makes it very difficult for people to be around you because you’re always angry and people never know when you might just blow up. Cursing, screaming, and having an attitude is not going to fix it. You may even say well it’s going to make me feel better by slamming the door or punching the wall instead of physically hurting someone but it’s not.
It’s a very immature way of handling things. It shows that you are not mature enough to handle your emotions. You allow circumstances to take control over your emotions which causes you to blow up.
Have you ever seen a toddler throw a tantrum? They start screaming, yelling, and crying because they didn’t get their way and the whole world has to feel it. It’s the same way with us, we are so short tempered, when people upset us we blow up and throw fits about it. We must learn to grow up; we should not allow our anger to get the best of us.
Anger is a spirit and it is not from God. The enemy knows that he can play with our emotions by getting us upset. He will throw so many situations your way just to annoy you. Instead of us being smarter than the enemy we give in to all his evil devices and tricks. The bible warns us in 2 Corinthians 2:11 AMP “to keep Satan from taking advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his schemes.”
We must become smarter and learn to control ourselves and our emotions. Learn to let things go, don’t allow things to bother you. Life is too short to be upset about something someone said or did, let it go. Don’t allow pride to get in your way either, humble yourself. It doesn’t matter who cut you off while driving or who got you upset LET IT GO! Stop living in anger.
None of us are perfect, we all have our weaknesses, but that’s why God is so awesome. He is always right there to help us. Ask Him to help you control your temper, ask Him to set you free from any spirit of anger. Your anger can be holding you back from great relationships and even job opportunities.
Don’t allow negative thoughts to cloud your mind. Free your mind, and spirit from negative thinking and allow God to handle every area you fall short in. Believe that each day as you are tested on your anger you will get better at controlling your emotions. Believe that God can set you free and give you a new outlook on life.
There is nothing He cannot do, as bad as your temper may be God can fix and do all things. Remember as you are growing and maturing in The Lord you will get tested and be put in situations that will get you angry, but just know that God is building a strong character within you.
I know trying to control your temper during tough situations can be difficult and a bit of a challenge but we can do all things through Christ.