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By enduring trials we develop patience which is a prime-requisite necessary for dealing with people when they tend to get angry. If you lacked this quality and possessed now, all the power that God is eventually going to put within your hands when you're in your glorified resurrected state of being, and someone angered you, I mean really angered you, you just may retaliate with wiping them out. Psalms 37:8 talks about 'ceasing' from anger.
    Does this make you angry? In the original the word means 'to cease from being displeased'.(original for 'anger').and being 'hot in that displeasure'.(original for 'wrath')
    Anger is something that should be immediately dealt with as it can both hurt you and others -Ephesians 4:26 "Be ye angry, and sin not. Let not the sun go down upon your wrath."
    Never go to sleep having anger that you left unresolved. Do not harbor anger.-
    Angry people are really not in charge of themselves, and should be avoided as they often can't be reasoned with.(why?), and why waste your time with them? They have their own selfish schedule and may care not at all about knowing that peace can be learned.
    Enthusiastic persons are not angry persons. Instead, become easy to be intreated.(James 3:17).and decide not to be an angry person -Colossians 4:6; Psalms 78:38,39; 103:8; 145:8; Proverbs 15:1,18; 16:28-30,32; 17:1,14; 19:1; 20:3; 29:20,22; Ecclesiastes 7:9; 1Corinthians 3:3; Ephesians 4:31,32; Colossians 3:8,21; James 3:16; 2Peter 1:2-10.
    Anger often comes from excessive desire.(the original meaning for 'lust').for something not yet realized.(not yet come into one's life that he was expecting and/or hoping for). Frustrated by the feeling of having to accept unrealized dreams, many lash out at others. Anger is a terribly demeaning thing, and is a result of lack of quality upbringing, where a child has not been taught how to relate to others in a loving manner. A lack of discipline shows through quite readily when a person 'flies off the handle'. Take a martial arts course if you're disposed to be angry. The incredible discipline and respect for others.(how to really see others who are antagonistic).one learns is of lasting benefit in life.
    A spiritual warrior acts from what he is inside instead of reacting to what another may be like who has confronted him.
    Coming from egocentric, ignorant, immature people, devoid of heartfelt concern and empathy, anger is the epitome of arrogance and self deception. Anger often bespeaks a soul crying out of a vacuous existence, striving for self importance, recognition, power and control.
    Like in all things, there is another side to anger; that of grieving for another who is hurting himself when you can see how to stop it and they won't listen -Psalms 106:29; Mark 3:5 "And when he had looked round about on them with anger being grieved for the hardness of their hearts....."
    God has a way he'll use to correct the obstinate.

We often do not realize it, but the type of patience is; for us to carry on doing good when hope in circumstances brightening up is no longer seen. We must remember that all the promises are in Jesus Christ.(2Corinthians 1:20).and if He is in you.(1John 4:4 ".....greater is he that is in you, than he-{you and your problems}-that is in the world").so are the promises which reside with Him. He has them. They are His. Hope in Him. He has conquered all -Romans 8:37-39. The promises that are in Him must unfold in your experience. But when, right? Everyone wants and needs it 'right now'. But what if they don't come till the Kingdom of God? -Hebrews 11:13.
    Can you be content waiting for your sure reward then when all blessings will occur that you had been praying for and all prayers will be answered? -Ephesians 1:3; 1Corinthians 2:9.
    Know that then, this is His will.(Ephesians 2:10).for your ultimate great reward and far more important than material things which, like our flesh bodies are 'here today and gone tomorrow' -Romans 5:3; 8:18. Better to have the ability to back up compassion than "things" heaped on yourself.

The people in Moses' day had the same problem with patience. They tired of waiting for Moses to come back from the mountain where he went to see God -Exodus 32:1-9. We all have this tendency. Jesus talked of it too -Matthew 24:42-51; Luke 12:40-46
    Just because were going to be in the Kingdom Of God reigning on this earth over physical human beings, doesn't mean that 'presto magico in the instant you're resurrected, that you'll be infused with God's character. The time is now for cementing the character necessary. Character is something that is for development in God's human creation.(not Him; He's always had perfect character).through the experience of living and decisions made therein.....continues


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"Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances,
would have lain dormant." ... Horace (65-8 BC, Roman lyric poet and satirist)

Persistence is actually self discipline in action.

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