Steps to Dealing with Anger, Jealousy, Anxiety, Troubling Thoughts:

Topics: Fear, Anxiety, God Pages: 2 (657 words) Published: July 24, 2012
Steps to Dealing with anger, jealousy, anxiety, troubling thoughts:

*point to ponder: We can't be right with God and hold grudges and/or be angry at someone.

1) Identify it. ( What is the source of my anger/fear/troubling thoughts?)Be willing to look back and ask what am I thinking these thoughts for. If its anger,what am I angry about. If I'm fearful or worried what am I worrying about. 2) Confess it. “Yes I'm angry/fearful/worried/ etc.. “. Be willing to acknowledge it. 3) Clarify your feelings. Is it that I feel hurt? Do I fear doing something I shouldn't or do I fear not doing something that I should? Am I worried about something I shouldn't be worried about? 4) Deal with it quick the longer I hold onto it the more I justify its intentions. Pray immediately 5) 5) When someone wrongs you, be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger. (James 1:19) 6) 6). Put it away.. Tell God,“ I Lay down my anger, fear, resentment, jealousy, anxiety” towards this person. “ Ask Jesus immediately to take these thoughts and to send his Holy Spirit to bring me peace of mind, but be sincere with your request and have faith that Jesus will do what you ask of him!

*Corinthians 10:5 - We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

7) Be ready when you ask him to take these thoughts because when he does, You should instantly replace the Fearful/ worrying / anxiety/ angry / thoughts with positive or constructive thoughts. Getbusy doing something to keep you busy. Read scripture, start a project, read a book, get moving, get out for a walk or jog, play Christian music. Most times if you don't replace that thought with a positive thought or action immediately following the devil bring that negative thought back! Determine in my mind that I will keep praying and not give up. 8) When the negative thoughts leave,...
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