I realize that much of my problem is that I react to people rather than respond to You. You desire that I pause more – breathe more….Reactive anger isn’t from You, huh Lord?
I remember learning that I can’t achieve Your righteousness through my own anger. I have to make the choice of allowing You to act through me – and that choice must be done ahead of time, not once the infuriating situation occurs.
I need You to transform me both internally and eternally. Nipping my anger isn’t a once and done process, is it? It’s a daily submission to Your influence – a willingness for You to work in the hours ahead of me – no matter what they hold.
Uproot my own thoughts and emotions, so that I can produce Spiritual fruit, not the worthless, fleshly kind. Help me to sort through the words that I hear – and obey the ones that are from You. Allow me to see myself through the eyes of others and use this humiliation to turn again to Your strength.
This is a tall order….but You are a big God. Show Yourself strong today.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.