Pent Up Emotions

Hello Greatness.

Thanks to all those who have been following this series for the past six weeks, we’re almost done with the sins and I’ve got to say, I’ve enjoyed the outpouring of the writers. I hope you enjoy today’s post as well.


I stumbled on a video of a man making an illustration using two bottles of soda- he carried both bottles and shook them vigorously with the same energy, then he dropped them, opened one, and it immediately spilled all over the place. The drink spilled out almost half the whole content , and the other bottle that was left covered settled. This is exactly what anger does, you end up loosing rather than gaining.
Anger is a quick destroyer and it is not easily noticed while it grows.

‘Anger doesn’t just start when there’s an outburst’
There’s a build up, this has its building block from PRIDE. It makes you feel like ‘why would she talk to me like that’, ‘who’s your mate’ … see these little things we don’t pay attention to, it’s pride o, we all know pride is a sin. This pride develops and make you begin to take offense.
You begin to hold high things that really don’t matter 🤔🤦🏻‍♀, and offense just don’t disappear, they pile up till they control your emotions and when the cup is full, you just pour out rage which does no good to either you or the victim.

The Bible says Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools. Ecclesiates 7:9. Hold on to this bible text, and let’s look at another perspective.

Back to the soda bottle illustration, did you know that the drink only give the spill-out reaction because of what it contains? If you shake water, you cannot get that same effect, Because water does not contain gas(CO2). It is the vigorous shaking of the liquid that causes its gas to give that furious effect, which will not happen in water except it is probably contaminated or something. This means, when you are angry, whatever you do in the process is what you have been meditating on. I know some people are easily angered, they say it’s their nature, I refuse to believe that 🚶🏻‍♀, it is only what they are built with. Take it or leave it, corrosion starts from a potential material.


To deal with anger you have to first deal with who you are and let go of the toxic thing you have kept in your heart. Although you cannot do it alone, you need the help of the Holy Spirit to constantly help you and put you to check.

⭕That same bottle of coke, open it pour it out into a container and leave it open, after a while, the exciting Gas will be removed, and no matter how much you shake, it will not spill except poured. Now, let me ask you, do you want to hold on to anger?

Back to the Bible text, anger lies in the bosom of fool, I’d interpret this to, only a fool holds on to anger .
Let me share my own story in closing -I misplaced my wallet that had most of my IDs, it kinda disorganized me for a few days, I was acting rather annoyingly. I wrote on my WhatsApp status that nobody should come to my dm and say, ‘eya, how did it happen?’ A friend of mine who works in my school administrative office saw it and didn’t want to reply because of what I wrote. In his words, he was trying to avoid wahala(trouble) as he has not seen me react like that before, and he could help me get another ID. I said this out of anger yeah, this made someone that could have helped me freak out. Tell me what’s greater folly than this ?

Finally, watch what you say when you are angry, you can’t swallow words already spilled and that’s even more dangerous 🤦🏻‍♀. Walk away always, you don’t have to reply, don’t let anger ruin you and all the things you have been building for years, physically or spiritually


Moyege is a fast rising recording gospel artist, she released a single titled ‘I testify’ in June 2018. She is a dear lover of God, a writer of an online series ‘WO-MAN’. Moyege is a food technologist and also does music as a job. You can connect with her:

Link to her song “I Testify

Link to her FB profile for her WO-MAN series

Thanks for reading!

With exceeding love,

Mz_Ola

13 Comments Add yours

  1. I so needed to hear this today. I definitely have to do a better job processing first before letting my anger get the best of me. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Mz_Ola says:

      You know, I’ve had moments where I’ve really needed to calm down before responding. Doing that has preserved some relationships as well

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  2. I love the illustration you use to explain anger…… You made my day

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    1. Mz_Ola says:

      I know, makes me wonder if sometimes what I have in me is coke and not water. We truly have to be careful what we allow inside of us.

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  3. Toluwanimi says:

    Truly speaking, anger is a destroyer like bible says and you are right that it grows. I have found myself in a situation where I was already angry at something someone did to me and unfortunately, the person make it worst by saying that got me so much irritated again. Then, I bursted. For me, when I got angry and reacted, I quickly call myself to order and I make ammendment even if I was not at fault. I love peace so much and I love to be at peace at all time. May God help us not to continue to be a slave to anger. Thanks for the post, very educating.

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    1. Mz_Ola says:

      I like that you can actually caution yourself. Peace is necessary to live healthy.

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  4. Adebayo Adebola says:

    I remember a time in my life where I just got angry at anything you say or do. I almost lost a precious friendship at that point I realized something was wrong with me because I am naturally a quiet person. I just found myself replying people out of anger. When my friend made me realize what I was doing, I had to pray about it. The good thing about the holyspirit is when you hand something over to him, he completely takes over. Since that time till now, I haven’t felt that angry again. You make me angry, I let you be and after a while I try to make peace with you. Thanks for the post, it is a timely reminder

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    1. Mz_Ola says:

      I agree with you, it’s always necessary to calm down a little bit when people get on our nerves.

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  5. Paul says:

    ‘Anger doesn’t just start when there’s an outburst’. Good insight. Let’s not forget, anger is an emotion. Not necessarily bad. It is quite often a secondary emotion — meaning that some other feeling(s) almost always precede being angry. Therefore asking oneself why one is angry may help appropriately soften an outburst or redirect an energy. The scriptures also did talk about righteous indignation (anger), an extreme displeasure over sin, such as Jesus expressed at the Pharisees who exhibited such hard hearts and at the insensitivity that characterized commercial activities at the temple (see Mark 3:1-5, Matthew 21:12-13; Luke 19:45-46). Lisa Harper talked more on this type of anger here https://www.christianitytoday.com/biblestudies/bible-answers/theology/righteousanger.html. Another good review of a righteous anger is discussed here https://www.challies.com/christian-living/3-marks-of-righteous-anger/

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    1. Mz_Ola says:

      Thanks for reading!! Will be sure to check out the links

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  6. Kandi says:

    This is amazing and you are amazing hurriedly checked your post on intimacy in Facebook and that was so good and inspiring

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    1. Mz_Ola says:

      Yeah I know right. I’ve always enjoyed her posts as well.

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  7. Ayonike says:

    I saw that video illustration, anger is not totally bad, but holding on to it and making hasty decisions in that state is actually what should be dealt with.

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