Proverbs 29:11 Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back.
Does your emotional state easily change based on how other people treat you? Have you truly discovered your identity in Jesus Christ?
Ephesians 4:31-32 Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. 32: Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.
Do you have the ability to overlook a suffered wrong and still show the love of Christ? Of course it is easy to love the lovable, what about the unlovable?
1 Timothy 2:8 In every place of worship, I want men to pray with holy hands lifted up to God, free from anger and controversy.
Do you commonly feel like your prayer life is flat? Do you have a grudge or a suffered wrong that your still harboring inside of you? Do you need to make peace with someone? Even if you are not at fault for the suffered wrong?
James 1:19-20 Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. 20: Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires.
Do some days feel like it is you against the world? Can you more often then not, say that your days are spent taking care of Gods business?
1 Peter 2:19 For God is pleased when conscious of his will, you patiently endure unjust treatment.
Can you honestly say that in your current suffering you experience it with the Joy of the Lord? In all things you do, are they filtered through the mind of Christ?
James 4:6 And he gives grace generously. As the scriptures say, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
Would your worst critics define you as Humble or Proud? Are you Long suffering, patient, and kind? Do you resemble the image of Christ more today then you did yesterday?
- – Branson James