Proverbs 11:29 says this “The fool who provokes his family to anger and resentment will finally have nothing worthwhile left.”  You always lose when you lose your temper.  Write this down: “I always lose when I lose my temper!” 

What do you lose?  You lose your reputation.  You can lose the respect of others.  You can lose your job.  You can lose a sale.  You can lose the love of your family.  You could lose your health.  When you say, “He’s such a pain in the…” and name your favorite anatomy part, it’s true.  When I swallow my anger my stomach keeps score.  Your body was not designed to handle anger.  God didn’t mean for you to carry rage around inside of you.  When you carry anger constantly in you, you get sick.  There are all kinds of ailments people could get out of the hospital from if they weren't carrying guilt, resentment, or anger.

Now, pause and listen to yourself. Think! Am I like this at times?

"Be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry." James 1:19

AuthorDon Cowan