Exercising Self-Control

As sanctified believers, it can be tough for us to admit that we sometimes lose our tempers. Most likely, those who are on the receiving end of these strong emotions do not question our spiritual status; rather, they would simply appreciate an apology when our emotions get out of hand. We are still human, and each one of us experiences very genuine feelings and frustrations. The challenging task is for us to respond in a godly and loving way to others even when we may not agree with what is being stated. Perhaps what is needed is a daily surrendering of our extreme reactions when someone makes comments that we dislike. The Holy Spirit is faithful to do His part if we will do ours. Let us take a few minutes to ask God to help us to exercise self-control in the areas where we tend to overreact.

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