Anger is one of the many instruments the devil uses to destroy lives and visions. It is dangerous, controlling and destructive. Anger is a feeling. Am not talking about getting offended or upset, anger here is the type that its effect is disastrous.

Notably, anger sparks up at any slightest provocation. Most times, the people under its influence are very destructive. They can pull down what took them a life time to set up in a second then regret afterwards. Anger makes people act before they think as the victim lacks self control. A lot of people who cannot control their anger can hardly keep relationships. No matter how hard they try to pretend, they will still burst out of their confines and lash out.

Joyce Meyer wrote: People are born to be free; it’s a gift from God. We’re not to be free from responsibility, but free to be led by the Holy Spirit. Any time our freedom is taken away or given away, we experience anger. Are you willing to go through whatever it takes to be free, or do you want to stay in the mess you’re in for the rest of your life? If you want to be free, just start doing what God wants you to do, one step at a time, and you’ll eventually walk out of your messes.

When we are battling anger, we must realize that …we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places (Ephesians 6:12 KJV). When Satan makes you angry, remember that he’s trying to keep you from accomplishing the will of God in your life.

In 2 Timothy 4:5, Paul told Timothy to be calm, cool and collected and to keep performing the duties of his ministry. That’s good advice for all of us. When we get angry, we should calm down and start doing what God has called us to do. You can be bitter or better—it’s up to you! If you’re mad about something, instead of letting it ruin your life, turn it into something good. Overcome evil and anger by praying for those who hurt and abuse you. Forgive them and be a blessing to them. It may not be easy at first, but when you make the decision and stick with it, God will take care of the rest.