Don’t wear ANGER, too many snags...
Definition – Snag - an unexpected or hidden obstacle or drawback.
“In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry and do not give the devil a foothold.” Ephesians 4:26-27
Too often we will result to anger and bitterness rather than joy and peace. If we allow the word of God to take precedence in our lives we will not be too quick to anger. James wrote to the Church and admonished believers by writing; “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry (James 1:19).” The key would be to first listen, secondly, slow to speak, and anger will not find itself in our emotional state.
Our anger is aroused through our immaturity in Christ. Our Heavenly Father desires that we grow in Christ. As we grow in Christ, we are growing in the ways, nature and person of God. Only then are we able to keep our emotional state under control through the power who works within us. This power is known to us by the person of the Holy Ghost.
The Holy Ghost is our helper and Keeper. He will help us to overlook the unnecessary, and not sweat the small stuff. He empowers us to mature in Christ, and keep our emotions in check. Anger, bitterness and resentment flows from our soulish nature and should be kept in check. God’s word is able to help us in this area. The writer of Hebrews empowers us through the scriptures with; “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart
The word has the ability to heal, empower and mature us in our soulish and spiritual nature. Only God can do this for us. It is beyond our ability and mental capacity. The enemy desires that we remain in carnal state. This is where he defeats us and keeps us from the success God desires for us.
Wearing the garment of anger allows snags (unexpected drawbacks, obstacles) to hinder our progress. Don’t wear this garment! Dress for success...