Day 89 – Be Patient – Control Your Temper
‘It is better to be patient than powerful. It is better to win control over yourself than over the whole city’ Proverbs 16:32 GNB
‘Patience is better than strength. Controlling your temper is better than capturing a city’ Proverbs 16:32 NCV
Patience will help you control your temper better. You might not want to be angry in many instances, but if you are not patient enough, you may end up acting in anger. If a powerful leader is patient, he will lead better. It is no good to us if you can win a whole city and can’t control your emotions. A husband, a wife, a boss, etc., will do better if they can be patient. American Standard Version says ‘He that is slow to anger is better that the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh a city’.
When you exercise patience in your day to day dealings, you are able to turn issues over in your mind and you will see things clearer and will succeed in hearing the promptings of the Holy Spirit; this will guide you to do what is right in all situations. If husband and wife can be patient with each other, there will be greatness, peace and less cases of divorce.
You might be in the right about a matter, and have the power and tactic to fight back in time of conflict, but if you exercise some patience, you might see a better way to respond in every conflict. As you face the day, remember this word of wisdom, and the Lord will give you understanding, in Jesus name, amen.
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