Disarming Your “Button-Pushers”:
• Consider the cost of your anger.
“An angry man stirs up conflict, and a hot-tempered man increases rebellion.” (Proverbs 29:22)
• Try to understand your button-pushers.
“A person’s insight gives him patience, and his virtue is to overlook an offense.” (Proverbs 19:11)
• Think it over before you react.
“Every sensible person acts knowledgeably, but a fool displays his stupidity.” (Proverbs 13:16)
• Focus on God’s opinion, not your button-pusher’s opinion.
“The fear of man is a snare, but the one who trusts in the Lord is protected.” (Proverbs 29:25)
“The fear of human opinion disables you; but trusting in God protects you from that.” [Msg]
• Ask God for help.
“Lord, set up a guard for my mouth; keep watch at the door of my lips.” (Psalm 141:3)