Chinese proverb state, “ If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.”
A knee-jerk response usually ends up causing me to feel sorrow, guilt and/or shame. When I go for the kill everyone ends up hurt.
My intentions are not to just love those I live with but all of humanity as well. With that being said, I must think before I speak. The ability to do so takes training. Our brain is a muscle that must be exercised.
Sorrow, guilt and shame are not from the Father. Relationships grow where love is exercised and self-control is practiced.
What if today I practice thinking before I speak? What if today I am intentional about the words I speak and the actions I take.?
The best way to prevent sorrow, guilt and shame from growing in my soul is to be intentional about my motives. Keep my why in check and if I do not know I will not go.
Today I will stop, drop and pray. I will choose to be kind and considerate to all of humanity and when I fail and when I fall, I will make amends whenever possible. I will wipe off my knees and start again.
All things are possible, all!