Before I was saved I use to be a HELL RAISER. I thank God for taking the fight out of my life, that behavior of strife and bitterness.
Today I will avoid any kind of confrontation. I will do all I can to reason with you without it turning into a full blown out argument. I have learned to listen and talk to people, that's called a conversation. Having self-control is must in my life.
Recently I had a couple of family members literally turn on me and it caught me off guard, but I was not really surprised when it was all over. Thoughts ran cross my mind, but really the hurt is what consumed me.
Ephesians 4:25-32~ Therefore, putting away lying, “Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,”for we are members of one another. “Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil. Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need. Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.
No matter what temptation comes up before you, you have the power to resist it.