Is there someone you hate being around – because you never know what you’re going to get? Like, they’re impulsive and unpredictable and if they’ve had a bad start to their day, they’re going to make sure the rest of everyone else’s day is horrible too.

You don’t want to be like that, right?

Solomon said, ‘Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back.’ (Proverbs 29:11 – Ask Jesus today to help you and not let circumstances rule your mood and relationships. That means, live from the inside out, not the outside in. Take your emotions along for the ride, but you make sure you’re in the driver’s seat.



Speak Up

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselvesdefend the rights of the poor and needy” (Proverbs 31:8,9).

Sometimes I feel really bad that I’m not saying or doing enough. The need seems too great, my abilities too small and everyday life too overwhelming. But God isn’t asking us to just do good things but rather to partner with Him and where He is working in the world. So don’t let condemnation pin you down. Trust God and go and change the world together! “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world” Anne Frank.

Read Proverbs 31:8-9 here:



Word bombs

“Words are like eggs dropped from great heights; you can no more call them back than ignore the mess they leave when they fall”Jodi Picoult. Other people often say really bad things. I’m glad I’m not like those people

Unfortunately we all have access to WMD’s (Words of Mass Destruction). Are my words thoughtless and careless? Do I gossip and betray confidences? Do I chatter on endlessly and not listen? Am I quick to get angry? “Reckless words pierce like a sword but the tongue of the wise brings healing” (Proverbs 12:18). Lord, help my words to heal and not hurt.

Read Proverbs 12:18 here –



Gag order

“Speak when you are angry – and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret” Laurence Peter. Have you ever done that? I have and it’s not ended well.

“When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise” (Proverbs 10:19). Many times I’ve heard God telling me to keep quiet immediately. Sjoe – it’s so difficult to do but God knows best.

Lord, I’m sorry for when I didn’t keep quiet and let my words run away from me. Help me to listen to you and know when to speak and most importantly when to keep silent.

Read Proverbs 10:19 here –