How to deal with ANGER? (@jaysmoke)
Whenever I lose my temper, I lose. You don't make it to the top if you're continually blowing your top. The word "danger' is the word "anger' with the letter "d' in front. And anger is dangerous. You could lose everything: your reputation, your spouse, your job, your health if you let it control you.
When we get angry, we mustn't respond impulsively but we need to get in the habit of stepping back, waiting a few minutes, and, then, looking at the situation from God's point of view.
Understanding the reason for your anger will give you greater patience and, perhaps, even the ability to overlook an offense. It is usually a symptom that reveals one of three things is happening: hurt, fear, or frustration . These are the three things that make us angry, and this is why we should always stop and cool down. It allows us to think - Am I hurt? Am I afraid? Perhaps feeling threatened, or that I'm going to lose something of value? Or, am I frustrated?
Understanding the source of your anger will help you respond in an appropriate manner, so that your anger does not "lead you into sin."