This is part two of “Steps to Defuse Anger in Parenting. Click here to read part one.
The second step to defusing anger is to renew your mind and heart. God says in Romans 12:2: “Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
Renew your mind by meditating on His Word. A new refreshing renewal comes when we wash ourselves with the Water of the Word. Here are the verses that I wrote out on index cards and taped them on my bathroom mirror:
“Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:26-27; 31-32.
“But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.” Colossians 3:8
“Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.” James 1:19-20
When you are tempted to anger, PRAY!! Pray the above Bible verses. God tells us that His Word will not be return void.
When temptation comes, speak to yourself the same words that Jesus spoke, “For it is written, ‘YOU SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND SERVE HIM ONLY.‘”
…to be continued.