A Fool

“A fool shows his annoyance at once,┬ábut a prudent man overlooks an insult”

Proverbs 12:16 (NIV)

In my youth and through high school, the slightest insult or criticism would set me off into a visible anger.

It didn’t help growing up as a golfer. Any bad shot or misfortunate bounce led to immediate verbal disapproval (in other words, I would cuss enough to make a drill sergeant cringe). After I started my relationship with Christ, I came across this verse. I realized I was in the bible, ‘a fool’.

So I memorized it and “attempted” to pray every time I felt the need to explode. I saw God change me over time. He did it, I just needed to allow Him.


Heavenly Father, show me to have composure when life comes my way. Let peace and calm control me instead of anger. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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