Did you hear what they said?!

Are you the type of person to provoke people to anger? If someone asked you that question would you deny it in a heart beat because when it's phrased like that - it sounds pretty bad?

The truth is, a lot of us - sometimes without even realizing - are provoking our friends to anger.

"Hey did you hear what they said about you? But don't worry I defended you." My question is, what's the good in that? Sure you may have defended your friend but the statement made against them is still running through their minds, which will automatically trigger feelings of anger and hurt.

What is wrong with us? Why do we do this? Because whether we like it or not we love the drama. Our passions are at war within us (James 4:1). Most of the time people love the drama when they can simply grab a bag of popcorn and watch it from a birds eye view. 

I am preaching to myself. Melody: STOP IT.
Stop provoking others to anger. This is where wisdom comes in. Wisdom can perceive the outcome - foolishness desires instant gratification. {Read Proverbs - it's like a goldmine of wisdom.}

Our tongue is an evil thing. James 3 puts it right. With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God.

Is this you? If you know that something will make someone else angry - or even fired up to continue gossiping and slandering another person - just don't say it. "Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another" - Gal 5:26

Seek wisdom. All you have to do is ask (James 1:5).


1 comment:

  1. Nice Melody! That is something I definitely needed to hear this morning for myself :)