AWOE Magazine Study
Written By Jen G

Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way,
which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Matthew 7:14

It's hard being a Christian.
Anyone who says different is lying.
It's not so much wearing a title of saying, ‘Yeah I'm a Christian,’ but living like a believer is tough. I mean truly believing and living out what Jesus taught in the Bible.

In the world you don't consider the spiritual consequences of your actions. Whatever is in the moment you do without any consideration of it can send you straight to Hell. I've done a lot of things growing up that I can honestly say if I kept on I would have been headed to Hell. Even though sometimes I say what I did wasn't as bad as some things that can be done there is truly no degree of sin. God does have some sins that he hates more than others, but any continuous sin can send you to Hell.

We do things everyday that we are not particularly proud of because we haven't harnessed this flesh as much as we would like to.

Sure people get angry on the daily basis, but do we have to act out on that anger?

Be angry and sin not...Ephesians 4:26

Now most us have our days when we actually allow the anger to build up to the point where we lose it. When we become so angry that we act out on our emotions we sin.

If God said you could be angry, and sin not that means your more than able to do just that. Sometimes we give into our flesh because getting mad about something seems to make us feel better than just letting it go. Anger is a form of power we use to lash out at those who have hurt or disappointed us.

Daily the devil will have situations arise just to cause you to flare up in the flesh. Daily we have to remind ourselves that we have the mind of Christ. We have to think on the good things and harness our thoughts from the negatives.

People can’t make you mad.
You choose to be mad. They may irritate you and even annoy you, but to actually become angry means you were dwelling on whatever they did to you.
Trust me I know. I'm guilty of it.

Actually, I always hear those stories about our folks when they grew up, when their parents thought about something bad they did they would spank them again just because they thought about it! That’s dwelling on something that causes us to act.

Where do you think all these road rage, airplane rage, and whatever type of rage came from?

Someone did something one too many times to a person possibly in those situations and they kept on dwelling on it until the wrong person did it to them causing the rage to finally come out.

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. Psalm 37:8

Leave anger alone.
See acting on your anger causes you to do evil.


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