March 12: How Long Is Your Fuse?

Day 23


Focus

People don’t have bad tempers; they have badly trained tempers.

Act

Become a master of your temper. When things do not go as you would like them to, pause before reacting. Breathe deeply. Remind yourself that in the grand scheme of human history, this is just one moment. And walk away from the situation to collect yourself if necessary.

If you’re reading Perfectly Yourself, read pages 123–127 (paperback version) or pages 129–133 (hardcover version).

Pray

Jesus, let me be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger, for the anger of man does not work the righteousness of God. (James 1:19–20)


How long is your fuse?

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