Topic: Control Your Temper
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; do not fret— it only causes harm.
Psalm 37:8 (NKJV) Temper is a symptom—self is the disease. We can easily
become angry and lose our peace when we don’t get what we want, but we can also develop the habit of staying peaceful
and not allowing our emotions to control us. Keeping “self” happy can become a full-time job, but the pay is disappointing
at the end of the week.
I eventually realized that the more I
doted on myself, the more miserable I was. I believe that the only path to true happiness is to forget yourself and live to be a blessing to others. God will always provide our joy if we follow
His guidelines for a happy life.
The Bible teaches us clearly that we are to control our temper. You may think that you can’t do that, but the truth is that it is your temper, and only you can lose it or control it. The choice is yours. I grew up in a home where anger and turmoil were the norm. My father was an extremely angry man. He
used his temper to control people through fear. I was so accustomed to anger that I didn’t even know that peace was an option until I saw God’s peace operating through Dave.