If you’re ever tempted to get upset over another person’s actions, you can choose to stay calm instead. You are never helpless! Demeanor is a choice, and you possess God-given ability to make good choices when faced with options.
The human mind often justifies getting angry in the false belief that “I can’t help it.” But that is not true. Anger is not compulsive. It is not a mind of its own that can control our thinking and make us upset. Anger is an animal propensity of the mortal mind that can be mastered and shut down.
As children of God, we possess the Mind of God that is in control of its own thoughts. We have God-given ability to respond to adversity with authority and dominion, and to not get carried away by emotions of the moment. We can stay calm, listen for God’s direction, then act in a way that brings positive results.
Choose calm over upset! It’s the more peaceful way to live.