He that is slow to anger is better than a mighty warrior; better to be someone who controls his temper than someone who conquers a city. -Proverbs
my husband constantly tells me how much strategy, discipline and strength are required in the art of war. warriors train to be focused, function in the worst of conditions, make wise decisions, and to be strong enough to face an opponent and overcome him.
i feel a great deal of respect and honor when i meet a member of the military. although i’ve never been to battle, i understand this job is not an easy one.
the men and women who face our nation’s enemies on the battlefield are admired for their strength physically and mentally.
wisdom tells us that the person who can control his/her anger is stronger than a great warrior.
it shows as much strength (and requires as much strength) as it does for someone who defeats a city.
in other words, it’s takes great strength of character to not fly-off-the-handle. you must train and practice in varying circumstance to build the skill necessary to maintain self-control.
it’s not an easy skill to learn.
however, developing self-control over anger makes us more wise and set us on the path of success. after all the proverbs are given to us to give us keys to living more successful as we travel our journey.
next time your temper flares…maybe counting to 10 is a good thing to practice.
slow down, think clearly and keep a cool head!