Daily Devotional – 11/4/14 “You still angry?”

A new month but the same you with the same ole messed up attitude and jacked up spirit. Didn’t you say you were working on that last month? Wasn’t that one of your New Year’s resolution? Well, don’t you see that the year is coming to an end? When is this change coming? Aren’t you tired of being mean and hostile to everyone you meet? Don’t you know by now, God doesn’t reside in anger for it is a foot hole for the devil? Each time you allow anger to take control of you, the enemy rejoices. Each time you allow your anger to get the best of you; the enemy does a victory dance. Why? Well because, again, you’ve given him an open door into your spirit. What are you angry for child? Stop allowing the same folk to hurt you. Stop going into places where you know you’ll be hurt. Stop giving your heart to someone you know will break it especially if they’ve broken it before. Release past hurts and FORGIVE AND FORGET!

Matthew 6:9 tells us how we should pray and in the midst of the same prayer, Matthew 6:12 says, “And forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us.” See, in order for us to be forgiven, we have to first forgive because not forgiving is one main cause of anger (in my personal opinion). When we hold on to the things people did to us, words folks said to us, promises broken, relationships that didn’t work out and most of all church hurt … that stuff, that mess turns to anger. Now, here you are a grown angry adult who folk hate to see coming because you’re always complaining or mad. This is why Ephesians 4:31-32 says, “Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.” And yes, forgiving and forgetting has everything to do with the person who hurt you because it shows them that they didn’t win! Stop allowing anger, hurt and not being able to forgive hinder you. God has places for you to go, things for you to do and blessings with your name on them; He’s simply waiting on you to get out of the way of getting them.

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