Enough Foolishness

“Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.” – Benjamin Franklin
I can think of many times in my life when I’ve embarrassed myself because of me losing my temper. I’ve had to offer many apologies, especially and most regrettably, to my family. My walk with Christ has been derailed as I vented my anger in inappropriate ways.
“My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.” James 1:19-20
Anger was once a major player in my life. Not so much anymore. Only because God has changed me. He has helped to not be quite so selfish and immature. He has taught me to not take so many things so serious, to think before I talk, to not be so touchy.
I pray that I have not scarred those I love most. I pray that those I have hurt can forgive me.
Is your anger under control? Are you damaging those around you? May God begin to bring peace and self-discipline and maturity to you.