“Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires.”
Everything about my world is rush, rush, rush. The last thing on my mind most days is slowing down when it comes to how I respond in difficult situations. I rush in and snap out my opinions before I have really had time to formulate them, often leaving a wake of hurt and anger behind me. Teach me to slow down; to take the time necessary so that I do not respond in anger, but with love and grace. Open my ears to actually hear the other people in my life. Give me wisdom to understand their words and their hearts and THEN to respond in a way that honors you.