"A hot-tempered man stirs up strife,
but he who is slow to anger quiets contention." —Proverbs 15:18
We cannot deny we all have moments of anger. Yesterday I witnessed multiple accounts of anger as I went throughout my day. I saw a parent shouting at their teen, two adults arguing while driving down the road, a woman at a customer service desk infuriated about service, and then listened to a friend enraged about a situation at work. The fact is anger is quietly brewing inside of each of us—look around you for proof. But it's more important to notice it brewing inside of you. Like a crock pot coming to a slow boil, we each have limits, and only you know yours. Therefore, give warning to the triggers that make you "hot" and ensure to discipline them to respond "slowly." Because undisciplined anger has damaging effects.
DO THIS: Notice what triggers your anger, and discipline it—slowly.
PRAYER: God, help me to discipline my anger, and reign in my moments I am hot-tempered.