ODM Online 10th February 2022
TOPIC: THE LITTLE BOY AND THE ANGER TRAP – 1
In 1Chronicle 21:1, we saw how Satan provoked DAVID into a national error! In this year 2022, Satan will raise men and women to PROVOKE YOU INTO UNHOLY ANGER! Be blessed by this evergreen story: “There once was a little boy who had a very bad temper.
His father decided to hand him a bag of nails and said that every time the boy lost his temper, he had to hammer a nail into the fence. On the first day, the boy hammered 57 nails into that fence! 57 in one day! Wow!
The boy gradually began to control his temper over the next few weeks, and the number of nails he was hammering into began to decrease! He discovered it was easier to control his temper than to hammer those nails into the fence. Finally, the day came when the boy didn’t lose his temper at all.
He told his father the news and the father suggested that the boy should now pull out a nail every day he kept his temper under control. The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone. The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence and dropped this bombshell:
“You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say or do things in anger, they leave a scar just like these holes in the fence! You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won’t matter how many times you say I’m sorry, the wound/scar would always still be there.”
ODM Online 10th February 2022 – THE LITTLE BOY AND THE ANGER TRAP – 1
Oh, what a school of ANGER MANAGEMENT! It was C.S. Lewis who penned: “To be a christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.” A Chinese proverb says: If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.” Remember David (today’s Scripture)!
Control your reaction or anger when provoked, and don’t say/do things to people in the heat of provocation that you may regret later. Some things in life can never be taken back. Learn! SEE PAGE 33 FOR A SLIGHT ODM PRICE NOTICE!
PRAYER POINTS: Take any worship song as led.
- In your own words, pray about today’s word as led now.
- Repent from OVER REACTION to PROVOCATION in thee past!
ANGER will not be my destiny prison this year in Jesus name.
I determine to RULE OVER MY LIFE AND BE IN CONTROL this year!
I receive grace to stay calm and STILL even in the storm! I refuse to PANIC or WORRY because I KNOW MY GOD HAS A PLAN.
Pray in tongues seriously about any issue(s) affecting your now. ODM Online 10th February 2022 – THE LITTLE BOY AND THE ANGER TRAP – 1