“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil… (I Peter 5:8).
The ability to recognise the existence of a trigger and a proper use of it can either save or sink an individual on the day of trouble. If you can control your appetite for food and everything that brings pleasure, you’re most likely to escape evil traps (Prov. 6:24 – 35). Likewise you must understand what turns on, or sets off your spouse in order to have and keep having a romantic relationship.
A weapon can either protect or kill; it all depends on who is using it. Many negative human emotions work the same way; hence the need to understand what sets you off. Some triggers may be environmental or workplace orchestrated with few underlining factors such as:
-When there’s an evidence of violation of rights. Gone were the days when UN human rights charter is been respected globally. Even within your biological sphere, your rights can be violated. If you don’t believe me, remember Joseph’s episode in Gen 37 -41. However, the very thing that annoys you is the same that God has called you to help solve.
-Every man has the right to feel angry when things are not going the way it’s planned. You express frustration by body language, utterances and a times display of some weird actions. Robert Ingersoll’s quote on anger: “anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind” ties with I Peter 5:8 in that they both advised on the need to avoid the devil’s bait.
-When you attempts to do too much within very short time space, you’re only setting yourself up for a life of constant stress. Unfortunately, the world wants us to multi-task and do sooo much within a limited time frame. This mentality is also prevalent in our relationship with God in that we cannot tarry in His presence again. God is not a computer as He does things according to His time table. Impatience can set you up for wrong choice and a bad outcome.
Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour.
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