Proverbs 25:28, I Corinthians 9:24-27
Occasionally while watching an athletic event, we observe one of the players getting angry and doing or saying something in a split second that creates more problems.
So when a person does not control their words and actions, they are soon out of control. It is in the time of pressure, stress, and difficult encounters with others that we must be careful to keep our actions and words under control.
Since we do not know exactly when these situations may occur it is wise to . . .
- Commit our ways to the Lord daily (Proverbs 16:3)
- Listen and obey the urgings of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:16)
- Think before we speak (Proverbs 15:1-2)
- Pray for wisdom (James 1:5, 3:13-17)
- Keep our heart and inner person free from sin (Ephesians 4:31-33)
The consequences of being out of control are dangerous and regretful. It is important that we maintain a careful and obedient watch over our heart, mind, and tongue lest we suffer from a few moments of being out of control.