Proverbs 25:28

Like a city that is broken down and without a wall,
so is a person who cannot control his temper.

Unfortunately, I have lost my temper a time or two in my life. Most of the time, I’m able to control myself and keep things under control, but once in a while, I just lose it and go crazy. I’ve been told our family has a history of tempers, but I think that’s probably true for most families.

What I know is that losing your temper is not a good thing. It can be very destructive. It can bring ruin to relationships. It’s like a city that has been destroyed and it’s walls – destroyed. When you lose your temper, chances are you’ll also bring about a certain amount of destruction.

However, I do want to say something else too. While losing your temper is a bad thing, that doesn’t mean that anger is always a bad thing. In fact, I could easily argue that anger can be a very righteous and motivating factor. If you stay angry, then it’s not good, but if the anger motivates you to move and do something better, then it’s a good thing.

But, don’t be the guy that ruins all the relationships around you with your temper. Because just like living for your own glory will leave you isolated, so will being the guy who loses your temper all the time. You don’t want to be that guy.