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  • Writer's pictureW. Austin Gardner

Dealing with Anger in our lives 8

There comes a time that if we are honest, we simply confess our sin, leave it, find mercy, and move on. Proverbs 28:13

I have preached this passage and tried to live it, thought I was, but now see that I was not living it or at least failing many times over.

We desire to live out this beautiful passage:

Philippians 2:2 Fulfil ye my joy that ye be likeminded,

(We want to have the mind and attitude of Christ, We thank Him for working in us to get us closer to the right attitude which we have not exhibited)

having the same love,

(we want to love as Jesus loves, we want to be one with our brothers and sisters in Christ)

being of one accord, of one mind. 3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory;

I realize as I study this that much has been done in my life from vainglory. I wanted men to think well of me, and I wanted to be respected.

God has to bring us to the place where we lose all that we seek to help us get humbled enough that maybe I will not seek so much after my own empty, worthless, glory

but in lowliness of mind, let each esteem other better than themselves. (How often does that happen that we look to the good of others and consider them more worthy than us) 4 Look not every man on his things,

(A mistake that I have made is to take ownership of the ministry till I consider it my ministry. So now my reputation and I have become important. That is so wrong.)

but every man also on the things of others. 5 Let this mind (God I want this mind, your mind, your sweet and humble heart) be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

(He was somebody and gave it up, I was nobody and tried to be somebody, and that is actual robbery)

7 But made himself of no reputation,

(too worried about my own)

and took upon him the form of a servant,

(called me a servant but wanted to be respected and treated like a leader, someone special)

and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself,

(God, thank you for humbling me finally, I have been the worst in my arrogant pride)

and became obedient unto death,

(I want to be obedient, much more than I ever thought I was before)

even the death of the cross.

I pray that I have learned and will continue to learn how to speak softly. Proverbs 25:15

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