“A fool expresses all his emotions, but a wise person controls them.” (Proverbs 29:11 GW)
You can’t control much of what happens to you in life.
But you can choose how you react to what life throws your way. You can get angry or stressed out or shrink into depression when slights come at you — or you can respond gracefully.
The choice is always yours. To live responsibly, we must put our minds in gear before we put our mouths in gear. We must think before we act.
When others cause pain in our lives, we often respond by trying to get even. Ironically, we do get even in our effort to “get even” with a person who has wronged us. We sink to the other person’s level.
God calls us to a much greater response: forgiveness.
When you’re mistreated, the proper reaction isn’t to blow up or clam up. Both are irresponsible. Instead, God calls us to respond to slights with calmness, love, and truth.
Here’s the bottom line: Trust God to settle the score. He has much better resources to do that than you do.
What strategies can you use when you’re hurt, so you don’t react without thinking?
Why is learning to control your reactions an issue of faith?
How can others in your life hold you accountable as you learn to control your reactions more responsibly?
Team Wade loves you and is praying for you ❤️👊