THE SYCAMINE SERIES pt4

‘’Are you chronically angry? Turn your life around by killing anger and achieving calmness everyday’’ –(Jennifer Carter)

The Sycamine tree in spite of its uniqueness and outward beauty, according to research had a fruit very bitter in taste such that it could not be eaten in a sitting. The consumers(mostly poor people who had to make-do with it to fill their belly) therefore had to nibble it bit by bit.

A lot of folks who are bitter and are filled with resentments are those who nibble on their feelings and emotions for a long time. They give a lot of attention to their past, dreaming and reflecting deeply on certain offences and offenders who might be the cause of their pain. In the end, their perpetual nibbling on the poisonous fruit of bitterness turns them into bitter people who drink poison and expect their offenders to die. Learn to deal with your anger today or your anger will deal with you tomorrow!

#itsalwayspossible#

THE SYCAMINE SERIES 2

‘’You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.’’- (Buddha)
In our reference text for yesterday (cf Lk 17:3-6), the apostles asked Jesus to increase their faith after He had told them to be willing and ready to forgive their brethren as many times as they offend them within a day. This was something they only demanded when the need to forgive and not resent or begrudge their offenders for whatever harm they might have caused them set in. 

Forgiving once is already a challenge for most people. To forgive someone seven times in a day therefore almost sounds impossible and incomprehensible. However, in spite of how difficult it may be, we do more harm than good to ourselves when we do not learn to release bitterness, forgive those who hurt us, let go of disappointments and save our strength/energy for a worthier course.

Itsalwayspossible

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#THE SYCAMINE SERIES I #

‘’Take heed to yourselves, if your brother sins against you, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him…And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. And the Lord said, if ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this Sycamine tree, be thou plucked up by the root… (Luke 17:3-6)

As an imagery or illustration from our reference text, Jesus likened the subject of bitterness and unforgiveness to a tree that was so well known in that part of the world at that particular point in time. To use the word ‘’this Sycamine tree’’ actually gives an idea of certain specific facts Jesus wanted to point out to His disciples; a tree deeply rooted in the ground that could only be gotten rid of by plucking it up by its roots. 

We live in a world where many of us have become prisoners of bitterness, resentment and anger. We have several tested and proven reasons as to why we hold on to our past, and want to pay our offenders back in their own coin with no intention of forgiving and moving on. We forget the fact that holding on to bitterness and anger does more harm to ourselves that the offenders who might have forgotten and even moved on in life!

#Itsalwayspossible#

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#HOW TO LIVE YOUNGER n STRONGER#

“He fills my life with good things, so that I stay younger and stronger.”-{Psalm 103:5}

There is an unsurprising rise in disorders of the heart and an increase in its associated mortality cases in this generation of ours. This can be attributed to the many trivial things we incubate and accommodate in our hearts on many occasions. It might interest you to know that about 70% of the space in the hearts of many are filled with poisonous stuffs and contaminants {eg.10% stress, 15% anger, 20% heartbreaks, 25% bitterness and  resentments, etc.}

 Our hearts ought to be pure and free from anything that can contaminate it because the build up of these negative things decreases the room for positive stuffs that will help us live our greatest lives for the longest time. 

Do not therefore hold on to anger, jealousy  resentments and disappointment especially as the year 2017 gets to a close. 

Release these toxins today to make enough  room, and fill your hearts with good things that will help you live younger, longer and stronger like an eagle!

#its always possible#

#ANGER to DANGER#

“If you are right, then there is no need to get angry..And if you are wrong, you have no right to even get angry.”-[Unknown]

Anger is a strong passion and the natural impulse that causes people to react and respond to certain situations in a certain abnormal way. It is a feeling that can make your mouth faster than your mind. It can ‘black out’ your consciousness and alter your sense of reasoning for you to act abnormally, only for you to return to your ‘ground state’ with utmost regrets. No wonder Paul admonishes us to get rid of all bitterness and anger[cf.Eph 4:31]

Becareful therefore when your heart begins to boil with rage and when anger begins to rise, and think of its consequences, for ANGER is one letter away from D-ANGER!

#itsalwayspossible#