ANGER is not a popular subject now a days. Having a struggle with anger is something that one doesn’t admit to easily. Yet, the problem seems to be epidemic – even in Christian homes. According to Bill Gothard’s Institute in Basic Life Principles, 95% of the 1,000 christian men they polled admitted to having a problem with anger.
God tells us that when children have an angry father, they will become discourage. More over, I suggest mothers also will become discouraged, because what happens to their little ones also happens to them. We feel it as if was happening to us.
“Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.” Col 3:21 (KJV)
“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4 (NASB)
Did you realize that anger is a motivator? Anger can motivate you to hate, wound, despise, scorn, curse, ruin, and demolish. When we are anger, we might ridicule, laugh at, get even with, retaliate, humilate, shame, fight, criticize, or even bully another person around. All these things do not build up relationships but tear them down.
Think about the damage that happens within our children when anger comes at them. The have no way to defend themselves, so ends up happening is their spirits absorbs such meanness and then THEY become anger. And the cycle just continues… according to God, THIS does NOT achieve the righteousness of God!!
“This you know, my beloved brethren But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.” James 1:19-20 (NASB)
Moms, we needs to become a part of the solution! We are going to look at ways that parents can provoke anger within the children, and how to AVOID them!