Excerpt from my book
The Shut Up Book
A 40 day Biblical Approach to Controlling Your Mouth
For I will not presume to speak of anything except what Christ…
Your buttons got pushed and they are going to get theirs. You’re ready, fully loaded and ready to fight. In fact there is stuff you been saving for years. Just wait until I give them what they deserve.
Stop, good Christian, stop.
Nobody deserves your wrath in fact those words should not be in your vocabulary. Sorry this whole thing isn’t about you, your button or anything like that. What it is about you, your relationship to Christ and how that empowers your life. So maybe your great comeback line won’t be “Jesus loves you,” but maybe that love of Jesus will cool your jets and cool those people who push your buttons too.
- Do some self reflecting. What are your buttons? Where are you the most vulnerable? Be honest.
- How can you strengthen those things that set you off the most?
- How can you protect yourself from getting angry?
- Pray that God will harden those areas that need to be protected and soften areas that need to be open to His movement in others.