Being angry is not the problem but staying angry and being controlled, that’s the problem. That’s the reason the Word of God instructed that we can be angry but we should ensure not to sin in the process.
You may ask ‘is it possible?’
Oh YES, it is.
Just as faith, joy, righteousness, wisdom etc is a spirit so is anger a spirit. Anger can be used as a defensive and offensive tool.
How Do One Overcome The Spirit Of Anger?
I always say that no person has the monopoly to be angry and it shouldn’t be a show of pride , making people brag about it.
Are you there and you’re eager to be delivered from the spirit of anger?
Remember the Word of God says “…even the captive of the mighty shall be taken away and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered” Isaiah 49 : 25.
I used to be one controlled by anger. It was so terrible that as I grew up my parents would always wonder where I got it from. They constantly spoke to me and I know as they spoke, they even prayed more.
I remembered when I was below 10years of age, one of my elder brothers offended me. I can’t actually remember what caused the offence and the spirit of anger as usual empowered me and the next thing I did was to rush out for a knife. I don’t know if I was to use the knife on myself or on my brother.
Thanks be to God for my Aunty and older ones that were around who quickly held me and collected the knife.
Years later, at the age of 19 to be precise, I surrendered my life to God.
Few days after I gave my life to God, I decided to have a three days alone time with God.
On the second day, for the very first time in my life I heard the voice of my ABBA, THE ALMIGHTY GOD. It was a whisper but the voice and words were so clear and peaceful.
The words came to me expressly that the two things that can hinder me from enjoying the life He has for me were; anger and my circle of friends.
From that moment I consciously and deliberately began to work on these two; anger and circle of friends.
You may be wondering what happened to my circle of friends. That is a discussion for some other time.
I constantly began to pray against the spirit of anger and asking God for a deliverance. The Word of God became my companion. I spoke less so as to avoid causing offence to another. Praying and fasting became a normal way of life. I was so conscious of the presence of God not just when I’m in the church but even when I’m alone.
The above was the first contributing phase to my deliverance.
In the next article, we will share the second phase of how anger was and is still controlled like a slave it is.