I hope it isn’t too late to wish y’all a “Happy New Month”. I love y’all so dearly and I don’t think I can express how grateful I am for the “truckload” of support you have shown me since the birth of my “Baby Project”.
Everyday, in all honesty, I tend to grasp lessons from experiences. Not just in reality though but on Social Media. Especially on twitter which brings me to today’s Dose of Koco’s Heaven.
Anger according to Merriam-Webster Dictionary is “A strong feeling of displeasure and usually of ANTAGONISM”
I have said words in anger to people that I wish to take back if I was granted the opportunity. I have made so many decisions out of Anger and Animosity that I pray to God silently to give me the chance to edit those decisions.
When we are angry, we tend to make hasty decisions that is never effective at that point in time. Anger subdues us, our peace of mind and the ability to purely express our sole feelings, intentions, purpose, judgements and ideas.
Why didn’t Moses enter into the land of “Milk and Honey?”
Moses attempted to lead the Children through the Deserts. In his attempt, the Children of Israel run shut of water and Moses approached God about the charade. He comes back with explicit set of instructions on what to do not forgetting the number of steps.
“Take your rod; get your brother Aaron; gather the people before the rock, speak to the rock, give everyone a drink.“
Moses “partly” did as the lord commanded. He took the staff, gathered the people and his brother inclusive. In the midst of this, he lost his temper.
Listen, you rebels, must we bring you water out of this rock?” Then Moses raised his arm and struck the rock twice with his staff. Water gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank.” – Numbers 20:9-11.
Notice, if you are familiar with this scripture, you will notice that God instructed Moses to simply speak to the rock! but as we can all detect, Moses lost sight of the lord’s commandment and struck the rod on the rock twice!
Moses was the Lord’s chosen! He had a front Row seat of the Lords privileges, miracles, and signs and wonders but the act of Anger cost him dearly. He was forfeited from seeing the promise land.
We all get angry. It’s an unavoidable emotion. When you are angry, there’s so much rage that flows within you. Your adrenaline feels like it’s going to burst out any minute but it doesn’t stop there. Anger wants a reaction. It wants a response.
I too have had my own share of terrible responses to anger. For instance, there was a time I got into a fight and almost stabbed a girl and another time where I exchanged brutal words with an elder. At that moment, all I wanted to do was release all that pent’ up energy and rage. As soon as it subsided, and the negative emotions were expelled, I felt a truckload of guilt and self reproach.
How do you Deal with Anger?
The key to dealing with Anger is……apt.
“When you detect anger in yourself, slow down, step back, zip up the lips and take control of your mind. Take some time to think about where your anger is coming from. What is causing anger in you? What started it? Also reflect on the consequences of your anger. What damage will you do to yourself and others if you let it go unchecked“
Turn your frustrations, disappointments and offenses to God. Seek and ask for his help. Ask that he extinguishes the unsung emotion from you. Forgive people. Note that every disappointment is s blessing. Accept them and know that God is the only one with the perfect time and plan.
Last but not the least, have the Determination to keep your anger in check not just for yourself but for your sanity and others.
Hope I spoke to someone today?