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Decesions When Angry

Scripture
After these things when the anger of King Ahasuerus had subsided, he remembered Vashti and what she had done and what had been decreed against her.
Esther 2:1 NASB

Observation
The king made a terrible decesion. After days of drinking and celebration, he made a request of his wife, the queen. When she didnt comply, he looked weak and was embarrassed in front of all his people.

In response, he took the advice of some of the men and banished her. Later, he regretted his decesion.

Although these events led the way for the Jews to be saved through Queen Esther, the decesion of the king should remind us of not making big decesions when we are angry.

Application
Nothing good comes about when we are angry. But it is easy to hurt relationships, hurt our health, make bad financial decesions, because we don’t stop to think with a clear head.

On top of thinking straight, the believer has the Holy Spirit to guide and lead him. In times of anger, people are led by their emotions, not the Holy Spirit. 

It takes time and practice, but you can choose to implement help for yourself when you get your feathers ruffled. First, make sure you are staying close to God. Then, develop a way to make decesions, a path you will take. For example, make a list, talk to someone wiser. I have always heard the saying, “sleep on it.”

Don’t let one bad event cause you to make a decision that will last for a long time.

Prayer
Lord, help us to stay calm under pressure. Help us to give importance to the things that truly are important and not worry about the things that are here one day and gone the next.

Peace
Todd

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