A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. (Proverb 15:1)
Good sense makes a man restrain his anger, and it is his glory to overlook a transgression or an offense. (Proverb 19:11 AMP)
By long forbearing and calmness of spirit a judge or ruler is persuaded, and soft speech breaks down the most bonelike resistance. (Proverb 25:15 AMP)
1.Today I will live in the now! I will live in the now because I have the peace of God and am, therefore, at peace with my environment and in harmony with my peers.
2.Today I will manage my emotions, particularly my anger. I will learn what it means to be angry and sin not. I will be Christ-controlled and wise in choosing my battles. I will be passionate and righteously indignant over things that merit it, but I will not give place to the devil—and I will not wrestle with flesh and blood!
3.Today I will avoid unnecessary stress in my life by learning to let things go and knowing when to walk away from a situation. I will cast all of my care on Jesus because He cares for me!
4.Today I will remember that where envy and strife are, there is confusion and every evil work (James 3:16) and that God is not the Author of confusion (I Corinthians 14:33).
5.Today I will remember to take deep breaths...to relax...to laugh...to turn the other cheek when appropriate...to forgive...to not take life too seriously...to not let my enemies “get to me”...to keep everything in perspective...to not worry so much...to trust in God!
6.Today I will not be overcome with evil, but I will overcome evil with good! My proactive manner and “soft answers” will turn around negative situations for me today. My ways will please the Lord, and I will make even my enemies to be at peace with me.
7.Today I will remain calm by seeing the big picture and by keeping my eye on the prize. I will keep it real today, and today I will live in the now!
Father, help me stay cool today. In Jesus’ name, amen.