“A fool gives full vent to anger, but the wise quietly holds it back.” Proverbs 29:11
I have a problem with other drivers on the road. It seems I always get behind the person who stops on the on-ramp rather than merging with traffic. I also seem to get stuck in the left lane behind the person driving 15 miles per hour. I get angry at the people and tell them how to drive, even though they can’t hear what I say.
On one such occasion while I was driving to work, another driver abruptly stopped in front of me. I grabbed my steering wheel and started yelling at the driver, as I often do. Then the voice of reason in my head spoke up and asked me: “What if that driver is someone you know? And what if they saw your face while you were yelling at them? Is that how you want them to see you?”
If actions speak louder than words, do my actions reflect what is truly in my head? If I am going to become more like Christ, I have to think of other and that means—among many things—controlling the way I express my anger toward other drivers.
–By Deacon Nancy White
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