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This is the final installment of the Anger series from http://purposedriven.com/
"Do not conform yourselves to the standards of this world, but let God transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind." (Romans 12:2a TEV)
The way we act is determined by the way we feel. The way we feel is determined by the way we think. If we want to change the way we act, we have to change the way we think. If we want to change a habitual pattern of improper anger management — pouting, blowing up, criticizing, etc. — then we need to have some mental reconditioning.
Gary Smalley suggests you ask yourself questions like, “Do I enjoy getting angry?” “Does it produce the intended results when I get angry?” “Could I get the same results in a more effective way?” “How would I be different?”
Smalley suggests you write down your answers in a letter to yourself and read it aloud to yourself once a week for six months, — that’s 26 times. Also, take the time to read it in the presence of another person. That may seem like a lot of work, but how serious are you about changing this habit in your life? How serious are you about getting control of your anger?
I suggest using Bible verses in your letter so that as God’s Word fills your thoughts, you will be transformed by the renewing of your mind. It's going to change you.
The truth is, angry people are insecure people. The more insecure I am, the more things tick me off. The more insecure I am, the more upset I get and the more irritable I am.
But here’s the thing: When you understand how much God loves you, your security in Christ, and how much you matter to God, then you are less likely to be irritable.
Talk About It
Read Ephesians 1 and Romans 8. They are anti-anger biblical passages because they teach us how deeply God loves us and that we are secure in him.
Here's the link for Saturday's PC.
Duh me, I just remembered that we've been doing weekend PCs rather than separate for Sat and Sun. Oh well.
Will be eagerly awaiting pics of the baby K kid's nuptuals.
Heading out for the night. It wasn't too hot today and didn't have the AC on, but the late aft and evening we get the sun heating up the kitchen, even with the blinds closed. I'm melting and need a shower.
Finally here! Our Internet has been down for EVER it seems. ;0
Great lessons, Randy! And that's OK that you did a Sat. and Sun. post--we needed to hear this other lesson (or at least I did). :)
Patty, I'm sorry for the loss of your friend. Praying for James' family!
Deb, you should have a new DIL by now. And I know you are worn out!
I'm worn out, too. Been trying to clean house and cook tomorrow's dinner for DD's B-Day. Her B-Day isn't until Monday but we're all able to be together tomorrow SO I cooked today and will re-heat it after Church.
Now I'm praying for all! Stil have "miles to go before I sleep". ;)
Randy, thank you for the lesson, I don't want to be an angry person. Hope you feel good after your shower.
Fay, Happy pre birthday to DD, I bet you all will be blessed & I hope your dinner will be delicious. Praying for you all to be able to relax & have fun.
Deb, how are you feeling? Prayers!
The tile is Done but now we have to have the glass door guy come measure & make it. The tiler left a mess & Kenneth was busy cleaning that up. My feet & elboe are sore again so I couldn't help with that. I did wash all the curtains though. I hope I can clean the bedroom on Mon. & take the bed cover to the cleaners. The good news is the Ins. co is going to help a very little bit for the water leak, praising the Lord for that!
Have a great Sunday & day with the Lord!
God holds our lives in His Hands.
Always look up.
Keep giving thanks...
He is using everything to make us more like JESUS!
Asking God to bless and keep you, and your loved ones.
He loves you... I love you too (((PC))).
Good morning friends. Don't feel so great this AM but wanted you to know that I am thinking about you and praying. Hugs!
GM dear ones. Taking another computer free day today. Not a day free of having you all in my heart and prayers tho.
Hey there everyone!
This is my last peek in here before I spend 3 days away from the computer. I'll have you all with me in my heart and I'll try to catch up on Thursday
Hi! Yes, I have a new DIL! Right now I'm feeling worn out and happy. I tell more later. It was a great wedding.
Praying for all!
Stopping in to gather the requests. Holding all of you in my heart and prayers!
Hugs & Love to All,
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