Devotional: How to Get a Grip on Your Temper

AngerHow to Get a Grip on Your Temper

Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city. Proverbs 16:32
1. Remember the Results
A hot tempered man gets into all kinds of trouble. Proverbs 29:22… Anger causes mistakes. Proverbs 14:29 People with hot tempers do foolish things. Proverbs 14:17The fool who provokes his family (or friends) to anger and resentment will finally have nothing worthwhile left. Proverbs 11:29

2. Reflect before acting

A stupid person gives free reign to his anger; a wise person waits and lets it grow cool. Proverbs 29:11

When a fool is annoyed, he quickly lets it be known. Smart people will ignore an insult or a hurt. Proverbs 12:16

…when someone wrongs you, it is a great virtue to ignore it. Proverbs 19:11
People who stay calm have real insight. Proverbs 17:27

Remember – nothing can make you mad. You choose to be mad as you respond to situations.

3. Restrain your remarks

If you want to stay out of trouble, be careful what you say. Proverbs 21:23

A gentle answer quiets anger, but a harsh one stirs it up. Proverbs 15:1

4. Anger is contagious.

The fruit of the Spirit is … patience. Galatians 5:22

Closing thoughts:

  • Every minute you are angry you loose 60 seconds of happiness.
  • A man’s wisdom gives him patience.
  • When you are threatened, afraid, or your self-worth is attacked you get angry.
  • Blowing your stack creates air and noise pollution as well as leaving a bad impression.
  • Use sweet words. Eventually, you will have to eat them.

Author: Jimmie Aaron Kepler, Ed.D.

Jimmie Aaron Kepler is a full-time writer. He was born in San Antonio, Texas, to a career military father and stay at home mother. He lived in six states and attended eight different schools before graduating high school. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in History with minors in English and Military Science from The University of Texas at Arlington, Master of Arts and Master of Religious Education degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as the Doctor of Education degree. Before writing full-time, he worked as a US Army officer for 10-years, religious educator for 18-years, and as an IT software application engineer for over 20-years. He lives in North Texas.

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