This past weekend, I went by my daughter, Breanne’s, house to drop something off.

While there, my granddaughter, Brailee, just had to show me something new she had learned.  Her dad had just taught her to ride her bike without training wheels.  This seemingly simple feat has taken her quite a long time.  She was afraid of riding without training wheels.  In the past, she wouldn’t even try.

Finally, the night before, she had ridden her bike for the first time without training wheels!  She was so excited.  So much so, she giggled the entire time she was riding.  It was the cutest thing to watch!

She was loving her new freedom and wanted to try something even more difficult.

She wanted to try to ride her bike while carrying a bucket.  It did not work.  She quickly got frustrated and began to complain.  In her frustration she began to ride her bike back to her house in anger.  In doing so, she almost ran into a vehicle.

As soon as that happened, her dad said to her, “Brailee, you are going to crash if you drive with that attitude!”

When I heard those words, it jumped in my spirit.  You are going to crash if you drive with that attitude!

Wow!  What a profound truth!  Anger will cause us to crash every single time.

Eccl. 7:9 says; Do not hasten in your spirit to be angry, for anger rests in the bosom of fools.

Psalm 37:8; Cease from anger and forsake wrath; Do not fret—it only causes harm.

Do not fret.  It only causes harm.  There will be absolutely no good fruit found in anything done in anger.

I’m not saying you will never be angry.  We are all angry at one time or another.  But we cannot afford to remain angry…if we do, we will crash.  And we cannot afford to respond in anger.  So, what do we do?

Psalm 4:4 says; Be angry, and do not sin. Meditate within your heart on your bed and be still. Selah

When anger comes, and it will, stop and be still.  Meditate in your heart.  Allow God to speak His word and His way to your heart…be still until He does.  Refuse to respond in anger.  Determine you will only respond in peace.

Philippians 2:5 says we should have the same attitude that Jesus Christ has.  What attitude is that?  Well, we find it in Galatians 5.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control…let those attitude dwell in you today.  Refuse to crash…let His mind remain in you…at all times.


“Remember, offense often comes just at time of breakthrough.  Stay alert!” KP