This is really good advice. It is a shame that most of us do not heed it. The issue with speaking when angry is that you lose control over your tongue and then the stuff that has been buried deep and built up spews out. “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.” (Luke 6:45 KJV)
On one level, spewing out that venom is not necessarily bad. But it does becomes a problem when you are with other people. It is even worse when you direct it at someone. There are some of us who wait until we get in the car and then let loose. Please feel free to join us.
Of course there is more to consider. Think about what it is that makes you angry. What is it that triggered one or more of your subconscious concepts that made you feel inadequate, doubtful or fearful? These are the energies that undermine your courage and confidence. They are NOT true. How could they be when you are a part of God? The Kingdom of God is within you.
What ideals, values, guides and standards do you seek to maintain that may support angry patterns of behavior? What are all the things that disappoint you about other people and life in general? Knowing this allows you to approach situations from a position of strength.
What about criticizing another? What does it mean to criticize? Is it really in the best interest of the other person or is it really just another way to put someone down? And when you are putting someone down is it for the purpose of building yourself up?
Think on these thoughts so that the next time you feel yourself getting angry, ask yourself “Why?” What is it about the situation that threatens you? Trust me I have been through enough personal experiences to know the depth of fear, doubt and the flip side as well. We all possess the abilities to overcome every situation we find ourselves in.