It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Chapter 3, Page 30, Book 14

Today’s focus:  Give up anger----be more patient

The greatest remedy for anger is delay

Feeling angry is a natural part of life, but excessive anger can be harmful to the well being of ourselves and those around us.  To fight bitterness with bitterness or in any other way we return evil for evil is like fighting  a wildfire with gasoline.   You don’t fight corruption by becoming corrupt; you don’t end anger by getting angry.

Matthew 5:22 – But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment.

When you hear bad words about yourself or others, be patient, speak good words and remember to pray for all people.  

Patience is the antidote to anger and aggression.   Anger management is all about learning patience and it takes patience to learn anger management.  Patience is the only thing that defeats anger.  Patience is the ability to control our reactions and retain our peace of mind.

Remember: Counting to 10 gives you time to cool down so you can think more clearly and overcome the impulse to lash out.  And make time to relax regularly, and make sure that you get enough sleep. When we are tired out and under stress, we tend to loose our temper more than not.

To cultivate patience, we can remind ourselves of the damage that is caused by uncontrolled anger. We can accept that an injury may not have been intended. We can remember that the situation will change. Patience is a learning curve that lays the foundations for a happy life.

Be as patient with others as God has been with you. 


linda m said...

Patience is a real virtue. Blessings

betty said...

I like that to be patient with others like God is patient with us, but so true, Ma, that if we are more patient, we will be less angry and it is something people need to cultivate to be more patient.



Letting go of anger and not giving in to it is a good thing, for sure.

jack69 said...

That counting to 10 is old, sorta silly sounding advice, BUT IT IS SOLID AS A ROCK ADVICE.

We need to take a few seconds before we engage our tongue.
Good stuff.
From a cool South Georgia...