He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city. -Proverbs 16:32
Being selfish is one way we can become irritable. I remember reading somewhere that some people are like lemons: when life squeezes them, they pour out a sour response. Some are more like peaches: when the pressure is on, the result is still sweet. Which one are you? When a person is easily angered then he or she should look at insecurity or selfishness in their life because that is where love is supposed to rule.
Selfishness can also present itself in lust, bitterness, and pride. When you lust you are being ungrateful for what you have and you want something that is forbidden. The Bible says in James 4:1-3 that when your heart is lustful it will easily become frustrated and angered. All of these things can never be satisfied. Letting love enter your heart can help you take the focus off of you.
Love will help you forgive. It will help you be grateful. It helps you prioritize your relationships. Love helps you lower stress and release the “venom” that can build inside of you. The Bible can help us in so many ways. It teaches us to let our love guide our relationships. It also teaches us to pray through our anxieties. Take inventory of your life and find out what angers and irritates you? If you find yourself overwhelmed give us a call!