Is anger a gift?

Dr. Grant Mullen Churches and Leadership, I am significant, Live fearlessly, Moods, Relationships, Uncategorized 13 Comments

Why did God give us the capacity for anger?

It’s such a dangerous emotion.

It can destroy relationships, careers, marriages and start wars.

What good is it?

Click on the video and discover why God gave us anger.

To live a transformed life you need to get control of your anger.

Now I want to hear from you

How have you been able to overcome anger? Just leave your comments in the box below.

Anger, taming your wild side

 Take control of your anger!

Would you like to conquer your anger so people would actually want to be around you? God has given you the tools to bring anger under control so it will no longer disrupt your life.
In this 2 disk DVD teaching series for personal or group study, Anger, taming your wild side, you will take the 8 steps which will set you free from unhealthy anger. Click here for more information.

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Comments 13

  1. Dear Dr. Mullen:

    God bless you. By nature I am passionate man given to rage. Most people other than my family are suppressed to hear this. By God’s grace I learned early to avoid upsetting myself through reading, meditating, memorizing and renewing my according to the scriptures. God has given me a tremendous compassion and ability to forgive.

    Still I was occasionally given to what I thought were righteous rages against injustice. I felt fully justified in them. But they made most situations worse. Munch worse my family was subjected to repeated unrighteous rages, so that they were the ones hurt most by them. The tools I used to largely control public rage, were not adequate to preventing me from upsetting myself in my home. I mourn for the pain I caused my wife and children.

    Better control of my anger began with my learning about CBT and REBT. These approaches helped me dispute my ungodly thoughts. I have also been greatly helped by the work of Martin Seligman and other Positive Psychologists.

    God bless you,
    Elder Bob Bayer
    The Family of God Center
    Winchendon MA, USA

  2. Thank You for putting anger in that proper perspective. I’ve experienced righteous anger first hand. You know when you’re anger is in God’s will because , like you said, it motivates you and in my experience , everything I did to correct a wrong , was met with a smooth path to that end. In this I prayed for His help and guidance. It was difficult to pursue because I don’t like the spot light and when I had to be vocal in front of people, I had to overcome the spirit of fear. Dr Grant , is fear a God given emotion?

  3. Hi Dr Grant..another excellent video..your videos are so on time and they help me to connect the dots in my own life.I would love to learn more about unloading the emotional baggage from my past so that I dont react from the pain from my past which is exactly what happened last week when my husband and I had a disagreement in which I was very vocal about my emotions and how much he had hurt me by what he did.I guess that’s why I see a counselor and my husband doesn’t. But then, I also recently experienced that righteous anger where I got mad at the devil when I found out a very young relative may possibly have cancer..well, I turned to seek the Lord about that, prayed, fasted, obeyed the Lord and did exactly what He told me to do, and only today, after almost a month of waiting, the lab reports came back perfect, an excellent report, just like the Lord had told me a month ago, when this first happened..Thank you Jesus and to God be the glory..Hallelujah..

  4. When I was in my teen’s, I had developed a “bad” anger problem, I guess out of frustration of life or what, I’m not sure. Dad had an anger problem when we were on the farm, mine was possobly learned from him, (may be). my problem carried on into my early 20’s, that is when I met Jesus Christ, and through prayer and council, my attitude changed. There were time when I got angry and was condemned for it, but all in all I am NOT the person now that I was then.
    I enjoy these messages, thank you Grant for your imput into my life.

  5. Leslie, in answer to your question about fear.
    Yes, the capacity for fear is a God given emotion along with all our other emotions. It was intended to protect us from danger so we would avoid situations that could harm us. Because of Adam’s sin, Satan has used our capacity for fear (and anger and the other emotions) as a weapon to torment us. As our hearts are healed and we empty the emotional baggage, our emotions can be healed and restored to their original purpose.

  6. GRANT,
    ANGER ~ AT ONE TIME , I WAS PERPETUALLY ANGRY: AT THE WORLD, THE PEOPLE AROUND ME AND PREDOMINANTLY, IN HINDSIGHT, AT MYSELF .
    WHEN I CAME TO KNOW JESUS , THINGS STARTED TO CHANGE . I BEGAN READING HIS WORD AND FOUND OUT THAT FORGIVENESS WAS THE KEY TO OVERCOMING ALL THE VILE GARBAGE THAT LINGERED FROM MY EARLIER LIFE .
    THE LORD SHOWED ME HOW ANGRY, BITTER MEN CONDEMNED HIM TO A DEATH ON THE CROSS BUT WHAT BLEW MY MIND IS THE WORDS HE SPOKE TO HIS TORMENTORS AND MURDERERS , ” FORGIVE THEM FATHER, FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY ARE DOING .”
    IF JESUS WHO WAS GOD COULD DO THAT AND, I WAS TO FOLLOW HIM AND HIS EXAMPLES OF UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, THEN I NEEDED TO LEARN HOW TO FORGIVE AS HE DID.
    I’M NOT SAYING I HAVE PERFECTED THIS CONCEPT OF TRUE FORGIVENESS , BUT I CAN SAY I’M A LOT DIFFERENT THAN I USED TO BE .
    THANKS BE TO HIM WHO LOVED US SO MUCH THAT HE SENT HIS ONE AND ONLY SON TO THE WORLD THAT WE MIGHT BE SET FREE FROM THE SIN THAT HOLDS US BACK FROM HIS DIVINE LOVE. I AM FORGIVEN , AND NOW I CHOOSE TO FORGIVE RATHER THAN BURN WITH UNGODLY ANGER .

  7. Thank you Grant for this helpful and insightful message on anger. At 73 this is something I am still dealing with and continue to ask God to show me the root of where my anger comes from.

  8. Yes, forgiveness and inner healing is the solution to chronic anger. It puts the fire out. Sozo is great along with Elijah House, Theophostic, Freedom in Christ, Cleansing Streams and lots of others. If you have an anger problem, speak to these ministries or contact me for a coaching appointment.

  9. Hi Grant Thanks so much for the words on anger which I am still dealing with in some way to know where it is coming from but you gave a very good answer about emotional baggage. It gave me an answer to the question as well as seeing a counselor too. I am looking forward to your coming to Edmonton for the “Breakthrough Conference” in January. Perhaps I will see you then along with your wife Kathy. God bless you both as you come to minister to those in need!! I also got a book on this from “Joyce Meyer” which also was a great help on what you were saying as well.

    Blessings

    Diane

  10. Yes, Diane. Kathy and I will both be at the Breakforth conference in Edmonton next month. I’ll be doing a session on anger and our new 8 step DVD series, Anger: taming your wild side, will be available for the first time. I’ve created it as a teaching series that can be used in home groups. Please introduce yourself when you see us.

  11. This is very, VERY helpful on anger to understand the ungodly anger, I cannot wait to hear the final DVD. I have not understood this emotion and the brief message today made it so clear to me.

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