Exodus 2:11 (NLT) Many years later, when Moses had grown up, he went out to visit his own people, the Hebrews, and he saw how hard they were forced to work. During his visit, he saw an Egyptian beating one of his fellow Hebrews. 12 After looking in all directions to make sure no one was watching, Moses killed the Egyptian and hid the body in the sand. 13 The next day, when Moses went out to visit his people again, he saw two Hebrew men fighting. “Why are you beating up your friend?” Moses said to the one who had started the fight.14 The man replied, “Who appointed you to be our prince and judge? Are you going to kill me as you killed that Egyptian yesterday?”
When Benjamin Carson was a teenager he had a terrible temper. One day he got into a scuffle with another youth, drew a knife, and stabbed at the other boy. The blade, however, caught on the boy’s belt buckle. I understand this anger issue because I grew up with a terrible temper as well in the community I come from. And if the truth is told my anger can at times be a challenge for me now!
That moment was a flashpoint experience for Carson. He went home and fell to his knees, praying for three hours for the Lord to take his temper away. I never thought about praying concerning my anger, but now I do! How about you? Do you see where you have some anger challenges?
So, what happened to that boy? Benjamin Carson became the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, known all over the world for his surgical skills and care for his young patients. Now this message is for you today and how you can respond to anger or any concerns in your life.
But notice if God hadn’t prevented his blade from striking and Carson hadn’t conquered his temper that day, hundreds of patients would have been deprived of his compassionate care. Aren’t you glad God is in control and watches over every detail of your life? Have a great day, great people!
In His Service,
Pastor James Baker, Jr.