I am reading one of CCEF’s booklets on anger by David Powlison. This is an area that I have struggled in for the last four years and am trying to tackle head-on. For any that know me, they know that I am a pretty forceful personality that presses forward. Anger comes in when I fail to remember God’s control and sanctifying work in my life through everyday situations. That is, when obstacles come in my way and keep me from accomplishing my goal, I boil.
I want to post a few excerpts from Powlison’s book that have been helpful for me – and I pray they are helpful to you.
Questions to Alleviate and Kill Anger:
- What is my situation?
- How do I react?
- What are my motives?
- What are the consequences?
- What is true?
- How can I turn to God for help?
- How should I respond in this situation?
- What are the consequences of faith and obedience?