Let's face it, life can be challenging at times.

Let's face it, life can be challenging at times.

Let's face it, life can be challenging at times. Emotions can get out of hand when we're put in certain situations. Some people are really good with pushing your buttons, and they know your trigger points to make you tick; however, we can't play the blame game and say look what you made me do.

Even when our temper boils, we must learn to keep it in check and take ownership for our actions. We let the enemy win when we get out of character because that's exactly what he wants. He walks around like a roaring lion seeking whom he can devour. That's why the Bible encourages us to stay prayed up so that we can resist the wiles of the devil. Resist the devil and he's got to flee.

Proverbs 25:28 says, "A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls." If there is any layer that can be penetrated because it is weak or not as sturdy, that's prime opportunity for an attack. We must pray without ceasing to limit our vulnerability of being caught off guard and falling for his tactics.

We can only control our own actions and it's better to keep our cool, even if we feel that person deserves a good tongue lashing. We don't want to be like that broken city without protection. We want to demonstrate strength and restraint when tried and tested. God will reward us for standing firm. It won't be easy, but with God all things are possible. Hang tough and don't be defeated so that you can get the last laugh.

OptimisticallyKe....that's me

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