Sensible people control their temper;
they earn respect by overlooking wrongs.
STEP 4 - Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
Someone told me along time ago that anger undealt with becomes resentment and in return we become bitter . When working step four get ready to stir up some pretty heavy stuff. The tough part is we take stuff sweep it under a rug but that does not mean its not there . You are gonna have to dig deep on this one and be brutally honest with yourself and your sponsor. If we don't learn how to deal with and properly dispose of anger then we and everybody around us will suffer . Have you ever been around someone who is bitter they hate everything and everybody .They are the Kings and Queens of cynicism and self pity .They can and will suck the joy and life out of you . They are the people you cant stand being with .Are you one of those bitter joy killers ,if you are follow the Proverb and the step. Not everyone in your life has to be punished because of your undealt with resentments and anger. Show mercy and start controlling your anger and turn the other cheek.
JAMES CHP 1 v 19 v20 Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires.