Resolving anger… whenever I go to bed angry or upset it really disrupts my world. This totally muddles our sense of harmony, and distances us from God.
Often times my first few moments when I wake up set the tone for my whole day. My mind is clear and immediately filled with something good…
To me, I find this is totally a function of one thing: I do my best to not go to bed angry. I’ve been told countless times that I’m way too kind and forgiving. Too kind and forgiving? I don’t know, this sounds a little too much like a LOVELY JESUS thing… however, I personally believe we should…
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Romans 12:10
but, whatever… too kind and forgiving? This sounds ridiculous…
maybe another post…
the point I’m trying to make here is this: I could still be fuming over something that may have upset me but I chose to let it go… as I have so many other times… and instead of harboring a grudge, I am able to quickly heal and recover.
Waking up with a wedge… let me explain. Whenever we go to bed angry or carry around really bad feelings for days on end what happens is we distance ourselves from God and give the evil one a foothold in our mind, heart and spirit.
“Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body. 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: 25-27
- Pray about it. Ask God to lead you in resolving the conflict. Also, as I’ve mentioned, forgiveness is critical. I have a forgiveness prayer. It works.
- Talk it out. It’s often a matter of honestly and sincerely expressing our feelings… however, the most important part may just be having a humbled spirit… and being ready to listen.
I’ve always thought that the sooner we can resolve a conflict, the better. When this happens we can live in the light and God’s glorious presence… and that’s more awesome than most anything… even the awesome surfer dream
Are you sleeping with a wedge? Do you feel we can ever be too kind or forgiving?