RAGE ~ PRECIOUS VICTOR AKAH
A man heard that his wife was cheating on him with another man. Consumed with rage, he immediately went to confront his wife at her shop. One thing led to another, they began fighting. The raging husband set his wife's shop on fire. The fire escalated and burnt down other neighboring shops.
What has the man gained from venting his rage? Anger did not solve the marital conflict they had. This is what uncontrolled anger did for them: It burnt down the wife's shop (this means that one of their sources of livelihood is gone). But, what if the wife was innocent of the cheating allegation on her? What if the rumor was spread by a frenemy who wanted their marriage to dissolve by planting the seed of deceit, lies and slander? Hmmm!
Meanwhile, if the wife was really cheating on her husband, probably for financial rewards, the husband burning down her shop (in my own opinion) will really not motivate her to stop her adulterous moves nor encourage her to continue staying in the marriage. If anything, she might use that opportunity to leave the marriage finally and go be with the man she has been having extramarital affairs with.
What else has uncontrolled anger done for the man? He will not only lose his wife finally if she decides to leave the marriage because her source of income has been obliterated, he'll expend his money and resources compensating the neighbors he burnt down their shops. And if he can't pay for the damages, they might send him to prison.
Anger has receded to its abode after wrecking a great havoc. But this man will never rest for a long time and he'll never forget this day in his entire life. His recovery process may not be that quick as depression may grip him too. It is one day he'll always remember with sadness and regrets.
This is the magnitude of damage uncontrollable anger can do in a split second. Do you have uncontrollable anger? It is high time you dealt with it before it deals with you terribly. Do not pamper it because when it wants to destroy you, it wouldn't show you mercy. You need to gain control over it. As long as anger has full control over you, you are a slave to it and it can mess up your life suddenly without warning.
How do you have and exercise control over anger? First be born again by the Holy Spirit. After being born again, find scriptures on anger, study them carefully, understand them, believe them, meditate on them, and memorize them. Let it get into your subconscious mind and be stored in your heart, so that any time you're tempted to let anger control you or to lose your temper, you remember and recite those scriptures in your heart and refuse to do the bidding of the devil.
Also fast and pray for few days concerning it. In your fast, cast out from your life the evil spirit that uses anger to rule and control you in the Name of Jesus. Declare that you have full control and mastery over anger. Confess the promises of God's Word concerning your life: you have self-control. Declare who you are in Christ Jesus.
These Scriptures below will be of great help:
"Control your temper, for anger labels you a fool." Ecclesiastes 7:9 [NLT]
"If you cannot control your anger, you are as helpless as a city without walls, open to attack." Proverbs 25:28 [GNT]
"People with a hot temper do foolish things; wiser people remain calm." Proverbs 14:17 [GNT]
"Sensible people control their temper; they earn respect by overlooking wrongs." Proverbs 19:11 [NLT]
"People with understanding control their anger; a hot temper shows great foolishness." Proverbs 14:29 [NLT]
"If you stay calm, you are wise, but if you have a hot temper, you only show how stupid you are." Proverbs 14:29 [GNT]
"Whoever controls his temper is better than a warrior, and anyone who has control of his spirit is better than someone who captures a city." Proverbs 16:32 [ISV]
"Losing your temper causes a lot of trouble, but staying calm settles arguments." Proverbs 15:18 [CEV]
"Understand this, my beloved brothers and sisters. Let everyone be quick to hear [be a careful, thoughtful listener], slow to speak [a speaker of carefully chosen words and], slow to anger [patient, reflective, forgiving];"
James 1:19 [AMP]
God bless you.