Sometimes restraint is the better part of valor. Everyone has been goaded into a fight and they wished they had kept their mouth shut. This is where restraint comes into play. But it is a learned trait. We aren’t really wanting to keep ourselves held down by morays or outdated ethics. When we look at the grand scheme of things, self-control is a most valuable asset. If you become angry, you have lost the battle. The tongue is a small thing and boast of great things. But it sets the world on fire from hell. I understand this more than anyone knows. I had a vile and bitter tongue. It could carve anyone up. It was easy. I have a good and quick mind and when I would unleash it against anyone, look out. People didn’t want to be around me, because I was mean spirited. The reason was that I was so hurt and crushed by the things around me. I didn’t care. I was going to let people feel my pain. It took a long time to find my way out. But if I wouldn’t have gotten help from God, I would have never made it. When I turned to God, He changed my heart. He removed the pain with His love. I finally found someone who loved me because I was just me. I didn’t have to be anyone else. I never had the power to change on my own. Only God has the power to change a heart. And that is what has to change for your world to become better. I don’t always like restraint, but it better than slapping someone silly.


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