We grow when we do what is right when we don’t feel like doing what is right

Ephesians 4:26 (AMP) 26 When angry, do not sin; do not ever let your wrath (your exasperation, your fury or indignation) last until the sun goes down.

The bible doesn’t say not to get angry, it says though, don’t sin when you are angry. We will all experience anger at some time in our lives. The feeling of anger is not a sin but what we do with our anger can become a sin. That’s where it is important to exercise self-control. This is a helpful point to teach our children – not with just our words, but our actions. We do not have to fight feeling angry all of the time. We must understand that we are at a war and the only way to overcome evil is with good. God does not stop being good because the world is evil.

Romans 12:21 (AMP) 21 Do not let yourself be overcome by evil, but overcome (master) evil with good.

1 Timothy 6:12 (AMP) 12 Fight the good fight of the faith; lay hold of the eternal life to which you were summoned and [for which] you confessed the good confession [of faith] before many witnesses. 

We are all soldiers in the army of God. We are to fight the good fight of faith when we are being attacked. No matter what is going on, we can trust God through faith. When we have a problem we can trust God instead of trying to fight people ourselves with displayed anger. People are going to make us mad ~ likely every single day we have an opportunity to get angry ~ and with good reason. When we feel injustice and anger rising up from us, we need to exercise that fruit of self-control, calm down, and give it to God.

We do not always have to act out how we feel. It might feel good at the time the feelings rise up inside of us, but unfortunately when we do that it can have negative impacts on our lives and many times we end up with regret when we do so. Instead of raising our voice about our negative circumstances, let’s change that habit and raise our voices to God. God is the ultimate problem solver. We grow when we do what is right when we don’t feel like doing what is right.

2 Timothy 4:5 (AMP) As for you, be calm and cool and steady, accept and suffer unflinchingly every hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fully perform all the duties of your ministry.

If you would like to accept Jesus as your savior, and you are not quite sure how, it is as simple as saying a prayer to God letting Him know you are ready to accept Him into your life. Say this prayer if you would like to invite Jesus to live in your heart:

Father God, I love you and believe in you. I need you Lord and I am sorry for my sins and the way that I live. Lord, I want you in my life. I receive Jesus as my savior and Lord. I believe that Jesus died for me and rose from the dead. Lord take me as I am and make me the way you want me to be. God, thank you for saving me and being with me on my journey. I am looking forward to my journey with you Lord. I know you will equip me for my journey and I am glad I have you by my side as I walk this walk of Life. Thank you Lord, I love you. Amen

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About lisajohnson401

My true belief is that the best way to preach is by our actions and not our words. However, we need some daily inspiration to keep us on our path. We as Christians have a responsibility not to judge others by our words but to show the love of Christ by loving them where they are at on their personal journey in life...and if they never turn their life over to Christ, continue to love them for who they are - after all God does.
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