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Angry? Maybe you should read this!

  There is such thing as righteous anger but this post considers the opposite–unrighteous anger. The natural end of such fiery dart thinking is sin.

  These thoughts are designed for your destruction. Knowing that sin will certainly proceed from thoughts of this nature, Satan’s plan to destroy us is set in motion. Therefore, if the thought’s natural end is sin, it is obvious  that Satan’s fiery darts have been influencing your thinking. p 54 3rd edition FD

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Anger is a common emotion. We all experience it.

   Therefore, due to its common occurrence, it behoves us as Christians, especially, to learn how to manage such a destructive force. So let’s examine some Truth Thoughts from Scripture that not only expose but advise us on how to manage the fiery dart of anger. 

What anger does!

Does not produce the righteousness of God (James 1:20 NIV)

Stirs up strife & causes much transgression (Proverbs 29:22 ESV; Proverbs 15:18 ESV)

Stirred up by harsh words (Proverbs 15:1)

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   Biblical advice in managing anger!

Sometimes it’s good to overlook an offense (Proverbs 19:11 ESV)

Being slow to anger quiets contention (Proverbs 15:18 ESV)

A soft answer turns away wrath (Proverbs 15:1 ESV)

If we are tempted to be angry, it would be advisable to heed the following before we lash out and inflict wounds:

 

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. Ephesians 4:29 ESV

 

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How to spoil the enemy’s plan!

   Recently, I encountered a major fiery dart attack. It was the type of attack that previously had defeated me (before I became schooled in how to successfully fight fiery darts). The attack tempted me to become angry. I was tempted with feelings of worthlessness  and feeling another did not think well of me. In the past this kind of attack sent me spiraling into depression.

BUT THIS TIME

I refused to open the door and allow the poison to infiltrate my thinking.

“Above all, we must be especially alert against the beginnings of temptation, for the enemy is more easily conquered if he is refused admittance to the mind and is met beyond the threshold when he knocks.” p. 46 FD

I brought the 3 R’s of fighting fiery darts into play.

First, I recognized the negative thoughts for the fiery darts they were.

Second, I resisted the fiery darts

Third, I replaced the fiery darts with God’s Truth thoughts:

Thoughts of anger were replaced with:

1 Corinthians 13:5, Love. . .is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrong.

Thoughts of worthlessness were replaced with:

Philippines 3:9, . . . not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ–the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. (My worth is defined by my relationship with Christ. No earthly relationship was designed to give me that)

Thoughts that another did not think well of me:

Zephaniah 3:17 – The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. (Knowing God loves me and rejoices over me, trumps and destroys any negative thought that another does not think well of me. And, please understand that the thought that another did not think well of me was a fiery dart itself. One that in the past nailed me, but not now!)

   God’s Truth spoiled the plans Satan’s fiery darts had for me. God protected me from being victimized by the lies the fiery darts would have poisoned my mind with by opening my understanding to the enemies tactics and how I could fight successfully against them. 

   This can happen for you. My book, Fiery Darts: Satan’s Weapon of Choice, will show you how!

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