Words to SPARK your Heart-Song – Episode #152

June 5, 2023

Anything you do in anger, you can do better without it.

Hi everyone. I’m Sherry Douglas with Heart-Song. Recently author and radio host, Brant Hansen was a guest on a podcast I occasionally listen to. He had many good things to say, but one comment he said resonated deeply. “Anything you do in anger, you can do better without it.” I’ve tried to think of an example in my own life that would be the exception – something I did in anger that ended up being better because of it. I haven’t been able to come up with anything.

When we get angry, we may not be able to immediately see the core source of it. We’re really good at stacking emotions on top of one another to the point of only feeling that we have been wronged so we’re entitled to being angry. If we can peel back the layers, though, to get to the root of why we’re truly angry, we may find that we only want our own way, or we’re judging someone or something without love in the mix.

In the New Testament of the Bible, James 1:19-20 says, “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.” It’s possible to not agree with others, yet not be angry. It’s possible to peel back the layers to work on knowing why our buttons are being negatively pushed and instead, choose to respond by listening, by being slow to speak, and slow to become angry. “Anything you do in anger, you can do better without it.”

Live the way you want to be remembered.

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